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  • Stephen Colbert

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the Obama administration has gathered millions of phone records of private citizens? Mick Dumke

• About a former drone operator who says he took part in the deaths of more than 1,600 people? Sam Worley

• About the ancient Egyptian city found 30 feet under water? Tony Adler

• That a human leg washed ashore at Kenwood beach yesterday? Tal Rosenberg

• That there are indications that a person is drowning, but they aren’t the ones most of us expect? Tony Adler

• Or see these maps that show the differences in the way Americans speak? (And why is it that only people in Wisconsin and Rhode Island call a water fountain a “bubbler”?) Aimee Levitt

• Architectural critic Cheryl Kent’s critical appraisal of the current plans (which, btw, specify the use of fake stone) for renovating Wrigley Field and environs? Kate Schmidt

• Or see Stephen Colbert riff on the Sun-Times photog firings? Gwynedd Stuart

• Ann Powers says this is country music’s year of the woman? Sam Worley

• That Vince Gilligan cried while writing the end of Breaking Bad? Tal Rosenberg

• This awesome account of the making of “Under Pressure”? Luca Cimarusti