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Good day, bad day: June 12, 2012
America's violent crime rate plummets, while a New York school is in turmoil over a Justin Bieber song — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
Sorry, Biebs: A New York City principal found herself in hot water for trying to play Justin Bieber's "Baby" at a kindergarten graduation.
Sorry, Biebs: A New York City principal found herself in hot water for trying to play Justin Bieber's "Baby" at a kindergarten graduation.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Feeling safe
New FBI data finds that the violent crime rate in the U.S. dropped for the fifth straight year, approaching a low not seen in decades. [Newser]

Staying out of trouble
A new study finds that the average per-person profit from a bank heist in the U.S. is a mere $4,330. [Business Insider]

Early birds
Researchers say that those who consider themselves "morning people" tend to be happier. [LiveScience]


BAD DAY FOR:

Anatomical discoveries
A pair of what appear to be lungs are found just sitting on a sidewalk in Los Angeles. [Reuters]

Brainiac paydays
The Nobel Foundation looks to save money by slashing some of its prizes from $1.4 million to $1.1 million. [Slate]

Justin Bieber's squeaky-clean image
A New York City principal prompts public outcry when she attempts to play Justin Bieber's "Baby" at a kindergarten graduation ceremony instead of "God Bless the USA" — a patriotic song she deemed too controversial. [Politicker

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: June 11, 2012

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