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Good day, bad day: August 27, 2012

A Georgia woman celebrates her 116th birthday, while a man contracts Ebola after stealing a cell phone — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle

GOOD DAY FOR:

Living long and prosperingA Georgia woman becomes only the eighth person ever to celebrate a 116th birthday. [Slate]

ImperfectionAfter an elderly woman botches the restoration of a Spanish fresco, making Jesus resemble a "pale monkey," hundreds of tourists flock to the church to view it. [Discovery News]

Punctuality-minded Star Wars fansAn R2D2-themed alarm clock made from highly-detailed molds of the character will roll around your room playing the Star Wars theme song until you get out of bed. [Gizmodo]

BAD DAY FOR:

E-trustA new survey finds that 37 percent of women and 29 percent of men believe snooping through a partner's text messages or emails is acceptable if bad behavior is suspected. [Mashable]

Envelope-pushing TVNBC's Salt Lake City affiliate pulls The New Normal, a new sitcom that features a gay family, from its fall lineup. [Videogum]

Stealing from the sickA man steals a phone from an Ebola patient in a Ugandan isolation ward and promptly contracts the disease himself.  [Huffington Post]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: August 24, 2012

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