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Hey, did you read:

• That the secretive political apparatus led by the right-wing Koch brothers now includes 17 different groups that together raised at least $407 million in the 2012 elections? Mick Dumke

• That, according to California congressman Henry Waxman, it looks like “the Tribune Company is looting” its newspapers? Deanna Isaacs

• That young, new drivers who reach for their cell phones increase the risk of a crash by 700 percent? (Eating while driving only triples the risk.) Steve Bogira

• This reconsideration of the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan rivalry? Aimee Levitt

• That Run Run Shaw, cofounder of the Shaw Brothers movie studio, has died at 106? Ben Sachs

• Buzz Osborne of the Melvins on “bands that were good, but blew it“? Tal Rosenberg