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Good day, bad day: March 19, 2012

Pigeons are gently coaxed off subway tracks, while a handicapped toddler gets subjected to a TSA pat-down — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle

GOOD DAY FOR:

Urban coexistenceThe MTA, New York City's subway authority, begins using recorded bird calls to lure pigeons off subway tracks. [The New York Times]

Waiting in lineSome doctors are compensating patients who endure long waits with cash or gifts. [The Daily]

Exercising your fandomNew York Sports Club offers a free "Train Like a Tribute" class, with exercises inspired by the action in The Hunger Games. [New York Daily News]

BAD DAY FOR:

Friendly skiesVideo surfaces of a three-year-old boy in a wheelchair being subjected to an invasive TSA pat-down on his way to Disney World. [BuzzFeed]

First impressionsPromotional photos for Starbucks' new juice bars show a chalkboard on which the word "vegetables" is prominently misspelled. [Huffington Post]

StonersResearchers are developing a saliva test that will detect recent marijuana use in the hopes of creating a "marijuana breathalyzer." [Death & Taxes]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: March 16, 2012

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