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Good day, bad day: September 20, 2012
A Florida man saves his dog from an alligator, while vegans are irate over Starbucks charging them for soy milk — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Starbucks rewards customers are up in arms over having to pay for extras like soy milk and syrup — goodies they once got for free.
Starbucks rewards customers are up in arms over having to pay for extras like soy milk and syrup — goodies they once got for free.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Getting the West Wing vote
A Michigan Supreme Court candidate whose sister appeared on 48 episodes of The West Wing somehow convinces the show's cast to reunite for her campaign ad. [The Daily What]

One-upping Colbert
After Stephen Colbert ridicules USA Today's confounding new logo design, America's newspaper needles the comedian by printing a logo featuring Spongebob Squarepants in the Pentagon with a Dorito — a reference to a joke Colbert made on the show. [HyperVocal]

Channeling your inner Steve Irwin
A Florida grandfather living in a retirement community saves his terrier's life by literally wrestling the dog free from the jaws of an alligator. [Death & Taxes]


BAD DAY FOR:

Collegiality
A verbal altercation between two flight attendants delays a flight bound for Washington, D.C., for four hours. [Gothamist]

Vegan coffee fiends
Vegans and other soy milk enthusiasts are up in arms after Starbucks starts charging rewards program members for soy milk and syrup — extras that were once free. [Business Insider]

Peaceful commutes
Citing the freedom of speech, a judge rules that 10 New York subway stations must display ads bearing offensive, anti-Muslim messages. [Newser]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: September 19, 2012 

 

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