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Good day, bad day: June 7, 2012
A heroic runner carries her opponent across the finish line, while Miss Pennsylvania is sued by Donald Trump — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Meghan Vogel was in last place during her 3,200-meter race, but when an opponent fell, Vogel elected not to rush past, and instead picked her up and carried her opponent across the finish line.
Meghan Vogel was in last place during her 3,200-meter race, but when an opponent fell, Vogel elected not to rush past, and instead picked her up and carried her opponent across the finish line.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Implausible sportsmanship
A selfless high school runner heroically carries her opponent to the finish line — making sure the injured runner crosses first — after she falls a mere 50 meters before completing the race. [The Stir]

Skin-baring protests
New York high school students, irate over their private school's dress code prohibiting bare shoulders and short skirts, strike back with a "Slutty Wednesday" protest. [Gothamist]

Modern-day measuring sticks
A new analysis finds that the Great Wall of China is twice as long as originally thought. [Geekosystem]

BAD DAY FOR:

Looking the part
A 15-year-old Florida girl dressed as Tinkerbell is barred from entering a Disney theme park because her costume too closely resembles those of the employees inside. [Videogum]

Messing with The Donald
Donald Trump, who co-owns the Miss America Pageant, sues Miss Pennsylvania after she drops out of the contest, claiming she has proof that the pageant is rigged. [The Daily]

Restful nights
A man accused of attempting to rob a woman at knife point in a Connecticut casino insists he was sleepwalking during the incident. [Newser]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: June 6, 2012

 

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