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  • Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

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

Hey, did you read:

• That ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s decision last month to appoint a member of a tourist-massacring Islamist militant group as governor of Luxor “would be like Chicago appointing a crony of Al Capone to lead its tourism bureau”? Mara Shalhoup

• That Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts appoints all the judges on the secret U.S. surveillance court, giving him “exclusive, unaccountable, lifetime power” to determine the scope of intelligence gathering and eavesdropping? Mick Dumke

• About SWAT teams run amok? Tony Adler

• About the Brazilian referee who fatally stabbed a player during a game last week—and was then decapitated by spectators who rushed the field? Ben Sachs

• About those loud, crazy, jaywalking Google interns and how they’re terrorizing their apartment complex? Aimee Levitt

• About Chicago’s “resurgent protest culture”? Tony Adler

• About the aerosol you can spray on your e-reader to make it smell more like a book? Steve Bogira

• Brian Phillips on the significance of Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win? Tal Rosenberg