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  • Yep, it’s that bad.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the United States Supreme Court has expanded on the Citizens United decision, throwing out limits on certain kinds of campaign contributions? Tony Adler

• That ExxonMobil has finally acknowledged the existence of climate change, sort of? Ben Sachs

• That Guinea has banned the consumption of bats, rats, and monkeys in an effort to halt the spread of the ebola virus? Ben Sachs

• That this season’s latest rash of potholes has set a record in damage claims? Tal Rosenberg

• About the death of William Henry Harrison? Aimee Levitt

• That Lydia Davis’s new book, Can’t and Won’t, leaves Dwight Garner feeling a bit empty? Steve Bogira

• About the college basketball team that endured a 40-game losing streak? Mick Dumke

• That at least three books in Harvard’s libraries are bound in human skin? Aimee Levitt