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  • Pictured above, the latest GOP presidential hopeful to face legal trouble

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

Hey, did you read:

• About race and power in Ferguson? Steve Bogira

• This explanation of the racial tensions in Saint Louis County, and Ferguson in particular, which have existed for nearly a century? Aimee Levitt

• Tobias Wolff on ingrained racism in America? Aimee Levitt

• That nearly 81 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPS—the “BPA-free” plastic “which could potentially lead to metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity, asthma, birth defects or even cancer”—in their urine because no one bothered to test it “for the same kinds of problems that BPA has been shown to cause”? Paul John Higgins

• That Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted on Friday, becoming the latest GOP presidential hopeful to face legal trouble? Mick Dumke

• About what we see when we read? Steve Bogira

• That Facebook is experimenting with a “satire” tag for postings, to distinguish fake news stories from real ones? J.R. Jones

• That Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the U.S. Open with a wrist injury and won’t defend his title? Tal Rosenberg

• That EDM has been banned from the Congress Theater (which remains closed)? Leor Galil

• Pitchfork’s list of the top 200 tracks of the decade so far? Tal Rosenberg