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Good day, bad day: March 16, 2012

The Cat in the Hat gets an animated remake, while This American Life is embarrassed by a retraction — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle

GOOD DAY FOR:

Dr. Seuss fansAfter the box-office success of The Lorax, Universal plans an animated remake of The Cat in the Hat. [The Daily What]

Leaps of faithDaredevil adventurer Felix Baumgartner successfully jumps from a height of 71,581 feet as part of a test flight for his upcoming stunt, in which he plans to dive 23 miles from the edge of space to Earth. [Discovery News]

Making a pointGeorge Clooney, his father, and several congressmen are arrested while protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. The arrests were anticipated, and intended to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. [Slate]

BAD DAY FOR:

Al Gore's powers of persuasionA new study finds that Millennials are not as environmentally concerned as past generations were at the same age. [USA Today]

Trusting without verifyingThis American Life retracts a popular January episode about the conditions inside Apple's factories in China after discovering that storyteller Mike Daisey fabricated many of his claims. [Business Insider]

GrouponThe British government warns the daily deals site that if it doesn't stop misleading customers within three months, the company will face legal action. [Financial Times]

For more winners and losers, see: Good day, bad day: March 15, 2012

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