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

Hey, did you read:

• That the family of a slain Chicago police officer sued the Mississippi pawn shop that sold the gun used in the murder? Mick Dumke

• Barbara Bush declaring that “we’ve had enough Bushes” in the presidency? Sam Worley

• Republican lobbyist Ed Rogers scratching his head over why people hate George W. Bush? (He “sets a good example for my 11-year-old and 13-year-old kids. . . . Bush never called anyone a name.”) Kate Schmidt

• About Paul Ryan’s totally insane, sexually aggressive, cyber-stalking intern facing five years in prison? Gwynedd Stuart

• That Los Angeles intends to stop using coal-based power by 2015? Mick Dumke

• About three newly discovered planets that could host life? Tal Rosenberg

• About the linguistic evolution of the slash? Julia Thiel

• About the love hetereosexual men between the ages of 28 and 38 still have for Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years? Aimee Levitt