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Good day, bad day: May 22, 2012

A man miraculously survives a Niagara plunge, while an auction house claims to be selling Reagan's blood — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle

GOOD DAY FOR:

Late sleepers ABC's Good Morning America spawns a new spin-off, Good Afternoon America, which will premiere on July 9. [Gothamist]

Lucky breaks A man survives his suicidal 180-foot plunge down Niagara Falls, becoming the third person ever to survive a jump over the falls without a safety device. [The Stir

Cruise control An experiment finds that drivers who keep a consistent speed and don't slam on the brakes conserve quite a bit of gas, and can save an extra $100 at the pump each month. [TIME]

BAD DAY FOR:

Dignity in politics A 34-year-old woman poses topless in a billboard ad for her Mexican congressional campaign. [Newser]

Olympic buzz Following an unremarkable showing at the 2010 Vancouver Games, the Kremlin announces a ban on alcohol at all London Olympic events involving Russian athletes. [Opposing Views]

Respecting the dead An auction house is selling what it claims is a vial of Ronald Reagan's blood. The Reagan Presidential Foundation has denounced the sale as a "craven act." [Slate]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: May 21, 2012 

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