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Good day, bad day: July 2, 2012
Justin Bieber finally graduates from high school, while Californians recoil at the state's growing spider population — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
The brown widow spider, which is reportedly "taking over" in southern California, loves hiding in the crevices of cheap patio furniture.
The brown widow spider, which is reportedly "taking over" in southern California, loves hiding in the crevices of cheap patio furniture.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Feats of derring-do
Two racecar drivers at the X Games successfully zip through a giant version of the popular Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare toy — essentially, an upside-down loop the size of a six-story building. [Geekosystem]

Cheesy July 4 stunts
In honor of Independence Day, a Wisconsin cheese artist begins carving a replica of Mount Rushmore (called My Country 'Tis of Cheese) out of a 640-pound block of cheddar. [Death & Taxes]

The Biebs
Baby-faced pop music sensation Justin Bieber graduates from high school. [The New York Times]

BAD DAY FOR:

Sun-loving arachnophobes
The population of brown widow spiders explodes in southern California. [Los Angeles Times]

Keeping kids away from painkillers
The makers of addictive painkiller OxyContin aim to get FDA approval for a version of the drug that could be administered to children as young as 6 years old. [The Daily]

The 'burbs
A new report finds that for the first time since the 1920s, U.S. cities are growing faster than the suburbs. [TIME]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: June 29, 2012 

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