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Good day, bad day: September 27, 2012
J.K. Rowling fans savor the prospect of "uncut" Harry Potter, while a man gets shot when his wife defends her cat — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
After the release of her new novel Casual Vacancy, Rowling hinted to the BBC that she may release a director's-cut version of some Harry Potter books.
After the release of her new novel Casual Vacancy, Rowling hinted to the BBC that she may release a director's-cut version of some Harry Potter books.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Pottermaniacs
While promoting her first non-magical novel, J.K. Rowling mentions that she's considering re-issuing longer, uncut versions of some titles in the Harry Potter series. [Salon]

Trolling the Times
At least four Cornell students interviewed for a New York Times trend story on college drinking give the reporter fake names. [Business Insider]

Not losing your head
An Arizona woman miraculously survives an internal decapitation, in which her skull was fully separated from her spine during a car accident. [Discovery News]

BAD DAY FOR:

Cat ladies
A woman is arrested for allegedly shooting her husband in the stomach after he threatened to shoot her cat. [Newser]

Contraband cheese
Canadian pizzerias are investigated amid reports that cheese is being smuggled across the border from the U.S. (where it's up to one-third cheaper). [Consumerist]

Faking it
A New Jersey woman is charged with theft by deception for collecting more than $10,000 from sympathetic family and friends after she deceitfully claimed she had stage 4 bladder cancer. [Gothamist]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: September 26, 2012 

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