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

Hey, did you read:

• The tale of Manti Te’o’s mysterious girlfriend? Tony Adler

• That Lance Armstrong shouldn’t be punished for taking performance-enhancing drugs, but for being a huge asshole? Tal Rosenberg

This footage from DNAinfo of a CVS manager who wasn’t charged with strangling a shoplifter to death quite clearly strangling a shoplifter to death? (Not exactly graphic or NSFW, but certainly a bit disturbing.) Drew Hunt

• About American Airlines’ new tech-friendly airplanes? (But will the new planes solve the airlines’ problems with delays, cancellations, and malfunctions?) Tal Rosenberg

• Laura Miller’s review of Going Clear, the new Scientology expose by Lawrence Wright? Sam Worley

• That 16-year-old Oak Park style blogger Tavi Gevinson released a cover of a Pet Shop Boys song on DNAinfo? (??) Sam Worley