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

Hey, did you read:

• About the growing segregation of the wealthy in American cities? Mick Dumke

• That rats may have been falsely accused of spreading the black plague—and the real culprits might have been gerbils? Mick Dumke

• About Guy Fieri officiating a mass same-sex wedding in FL? Cassidy Ryan

• That the Chicago police department operates an undocumented interrogation compound? Qudsiya Siddiqui

• Or see that you really can be scared to death? Deanna Isaacs

• That life expectancy in India has lowered because of air pollution? Drew Hunt

• About the elaborate racket that is prison communication? Drew Hunt