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

Hey, did you read:

• That Judge Richard Posner and his Seventh Circuit panelmates booted defense lawyers and the media out of a hearing yesterday in a case concerning alleged terrorism? (Two dozen prosecutors and government agents were allowed to remain in the courtroom.) Steve Bogira

• That a group of journalists in Egypt could face as much as 25 years in prison for “spreading false news”? Mick Dumke

• About the grisly discovery at a former Irish home for unwed mothers? Drew Hunt

• That, apparently with a straight face, the Secret Service is soliciting quotes for software that will detect sarcasm on social media? Tony Adler

• About why people favorite tweets? Brianna Wellen

• That millennials may yet turn out OK, narcissism-wise? Tony Adler

• About the future of soccer, i.e. the youngest players who are appearing in this year’s World Cup? Tal Rosenberg

• That Nate Silver has launched the national follow-up to his Wicker Park Burrito Bracket? Mike Sula