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Good day, bad day: August 13, 2012

An amateur photographer helps identify a new insect species, while the Romney campaign's VP app fails to announce Mitt's VP pick on time — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle

GOOD DAY FOR:

Maternal instincts
A German Shepherd mix pulls her ten-day-old puppies from a burning house one by one and deposits them safely on a fire truck. [Gawker]

Flickr finds
An amateur photographer helps discover a new insect species after a entomologist identifies the strange bug in one of his photographs. [Daily Dot]

Girl power
CNN announces that Candy Crowley will be the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in 20 years. [The Frisky]

BAD DAY FOR: 

Confusing life and the movies
An NBC announcer mistakes Jesse Eisenberg, who played Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, for the Facebook founder at the Olympics. [Business Insider]

Team Romney's social-media-savvy
Mitt Romney's "Mitt's VP" app, whose entire purpose was to alert supporters to the candidate's veep pick, is 7 hours late in making the announcement. [Tecca]

Touting your accomplishments
A plastic surgeon puts X-rated before-and-after photos of her clients' breast augmentations online without their consent.[Jezebel]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: August 10, 2012

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