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  • Do not trust kale.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That, contrary to popular belief, kale might actually be bad news? Evin Billington

• That an anti-marijuana group is using federal racketeering laws to shut down legal pot businesses in Colorado? Mick Dumke

• About “Germany’s Destructive Anger” regarding Greece? John Dunlevy

• That Chris Christie is holding up a bill that would limit gun ownership for domestic abusers? Drew Hunt

• About the (relative) success of the Awl, the online publication that deliberately avoids most online-publishing trends? Tal Rosenberg

• About the specious war against GMO’s? Ryan Smith

• About President Obama’s landmark speech calling for criminal justice reform? Mick Dumke

• Yet more about Go Set a Watchman? Aimee Levitt

• That the U.S. took first place at this year’s International Mathematical Olympiad, which some sources are calling the hardest ever? Tyler Daswick

• About a study finding “that the lure of being constantly connected is making use of public transit much more appealing to daily commuters who see the trip as a chance to continue texting, tweeting, shopping and watching TV”? John Dunlevy

• That comedian Eugene Mirman took out a full-page ad in a Portsmouth, New Hampshire, newspaper to protest a $15 parking ticket? Brianna Wellen