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Good day, bad day: May 2, 2012

Shaquille O'Neal scores a Ph.D., while a Jersey mom gets in trouble for allegedly over-tanning her 5-year-old — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle

GOOD DAY FOR:

Postponing parenthood
A new report finds that the teenage birth rate in the U.S. has hit a record low. [Discovery News]

The Big Aristotle
Retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal earns a Ph.D. in education from Barry University, where he will graduate with a 3.8 GPA. [Newser]

Taking a cue from kangaroos
A global survey finds that hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved each year if parents of premature babies in poor countries carried their children around in pouches against their skin. [New Scientist]

BAD DAY FOR:

Presumptuous stunts
A man exposes himself at the Association for the Blind in Buck County, Penn., but a seeing person in the room notices and reports him to the police. [Death & Taxes]

Going digital
A press screening of The Avengers is postponed after the projectionist accidentally deletes the file that contained the entire film. [Tecca]

The Snooki-fication of America
A startlingly tan New Jersey mother is charged with child endangerment after her 5-year-old daughter gets sunburned on a joint trip to the tanning beds. [The Daily What]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: May 1, 2012 

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