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Hey, did you read:

• That Mayor Emanuel’s poll numbers might be slipping? Mick Dumke

• That what we’re learning about the Higgs boson suggests that we’re all doomed? Tony Adler

• That a shoot-out between a Maserati and a Range Rover has left three dead in Las Vegas? (Let’s hear it for the exercise of constitutional rights!) Kate Schmidt

• That Bill O’Reilly is writing another book about “Killing [insert historical figure here]”? You thought his books on Kennedy and Lincoln were huge, wait till he kills JESUS! Gwynedd Stuart

• That Mark Hamill, the original Luke Skywalker, could be back in the next Star Wars movies? Mick Dumke

• Andy Greenwald writing at Grantland about the overall awfulness of present-day food television? Tal Rosenberg