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Good day, bad day: March 23, 2012

The Hunger Games smashes a record, while Mississippi is branded the worst state for women to live — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle

GOOD DAY FOR

Beating the heatThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this year's unseasonably warm winter doesn't necessarily mean we'll have a scorching summer. [Discovery News]

Libertarian appealGOP presidential contender Ron Paul gets a celebrity endorsement from Jonathan Davis, frontman of the '90s metal band Korn. [Death & Taxes]

Katniss and Co.The Hunger Games grosses $19.7 million from midnight screenings, the highest total ever for a non-sequel. [Entertainment Weekly]

BAD DAY FOR:  

Naming that tuneA Kazakh athlete gets an unwelcome surprise during an awards ceremony, when a mock-anthem from the movie Borat plays in place of the real Kazakh national anthem. [The Daily What]

Southern bellesiVillage names Mississippi the worst state for women to live, based in large part on its high rates of female poverty and obesity. [TIME]

British boozehounds Prime Minister David Cameron wants the U.K. to begin charging a minimum price per unit of alcohol — potentially costing heavy drinkers an extra $200 per year. [Newser]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: March 22, 2012

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