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

Hey, did you read:

• That Toni Preckwinkle has assured Rahm Emanuel she won’t run against him for mayor, according to Emanuel? Steve Bogira

• That the Chinese government is considering revising its one-child policy? Ben Sachs

• About the New Jersey student who is suing her parents for refusing to pay for college? Keshia Bardney

• That scientists are excavating ancient “giant viruses” from 30,000-year-old Siberian permafrost? Drew Hunt

• That despite being bankrupt, the city of Detroit has agreed to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to subsidize a new stadium for the Red Wings (and it’s a TIF deal)? Mick Dumke

• About heated sidewalks so you don’t have to shovel? Aimee Levitt

• That the EU says the U.S. can’t have its cheese names anymore? (Bye bye, Brie.) Julia Thiel

• That the Awl, which has been operating in public beta for five years, will “finally launch” next month and feature a new cast of tweaks and characters? (Founders Alex Balk and Choire Sicha will continue to write for the site.) Kevin Warwick

• That the composer Robert Ashley has died? Tal Rosenberg

• How Spritz will help you read up to 1,000 words a minute, one at a time? Deanna Isaacs

• Why normcore is bullshit? Leor Galil