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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That there’s a kidnapper on the loose? Gwynedd Stuart

• About the similarities between 21st-century killings of African-Americans by police and 20th-century lynchings? Aimee Levitt

• About whether the almighty American Israel Public Affairs Committee is losing influence? Steve Bogira

• About the midflight fight over a Knee Defender that led to a plane being diverted to O’Hare? Deanna Isaacs

• About the proposed replacements for Trumbull Elementary School? Brianna Wellen

• About the scientific survey suggesting that all kinds of things may be hidden under Stonehenge? Tony Adler

• About Your Old Droog, a Coney Island rapper conspiracy theorists believed was actually Nas? Leor Galil

• About the strange case of Ariana Grande? Drew Hunt

• About Aimee Levitt, intrepid girl reporter? J.R. Jones