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Good day, bad day: August 8, 2012
Google celebrates a milestone, while cat-owners make a horrifying discovery about their pets — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
According to researchers who attached cameras to the collars of house cats, the felines killed an average of 2.1 animals per week.
According to researchers who attached cameras to the collars of house cats, the felines killed an average of 2.1 animals per week.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Letting go of the wheel
Google's driverless car has successfully traveled 300,000 miles in testing without any accidents. [Tecca]

Hillary's cool factor
Footage of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton busting a move while on a trip to South Africa goes viral. [Daily Dot]

Solving problems over beer
Two college students create a super PAC to raise money for a Congressional happy hour, theorizing that lawmakers might find more common ground if they were all tipsy. [Newser]

BAD DAY FOR:

Petty crime
A Nevada man is arrested for fraud after he allegedly posed as rocker Tom Petty's manager and falsely promised to book Petty and his band for an Amazon.com exec's wedding. [The Daily]

Cats' cuddly image
A new study finds that house cats are killing more wildlife — and not just birds — than previously thought. [Discovery News]

Blowing even more money on lattes
Starbucks inks a deal with mobile payment company Square that will soon let its customers pay for their overpriced beverages via smartphone. [Business Insider]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: August 7, 2012

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