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Good day, bad day: July 17, 2012
Backstreet Boys fans celebrate plans for a new album, while airline passengers find needles in their meals — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Backstreet's back alright! The Backstreet Boys are reportedly working on a new album that will include all five original members.
Backstreet's back alright! The Backstreet Boys are reportedly working on a new album that will include all five original members.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Presidential PDA
President Obama and the first lady share a smooch on the kiss cam at the U.S. men's basketball game against Brazil. [The Daily What]

'90s nostalgia
The Backstreet Boys are reportedly recording a new album, which will be released next spring. [New York]

Larry Page and Sergey Brin
A survey finds that Google+ users are happier with their social network experience than Facebook users are. [Newser]


BAD DAY FOR: 

In-flight snacks
Passengers on four separate Delta flights are horrified to find sewing needles in their turkey sandwiches. [Consumerist]

Coming out to the Scouts
The Boy Scouts of America reaffirms its ban on gay members after a secret two-year review. [BuzzFeed]

Soupy potatoes
7-Eleven stores in Singapore now dispense watery instant mashed potatoes and gravy out of a machine. [Death & Taxes]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: July 16, 2012

 

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