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

Hey, did you read:

• That four kids died in a fire early this morning on the far south side? Steve Bogira

• That Chicago-area drivers are not stopping for pedestrians? John Dunlevy

• About a weekend at the last abortion clinic in McAllen, Texas? Brianna Wellen

• About why so few men teach? Steve Bogira

• That the largest dinosaur to ever live—as big as a dozen elephants—was discovered in Argentina? Luca Cimarusti

• That Jack the Ripper has been identified through a DNA match? Tony Adler

• Nick Paumgarten on a Grand Slam final that doesn’t include one of the Big Four (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, or Andy Murray)? Tal Rosenberg

• That (surprise!) Ray Rice is a disgusting human being and the NFL is full of shit? Drew Hunt

• That Mike Ditka—who describes himself as “ultra, ultra conservative”—has endorsed Bruce Rauner for governor? Mick Dumke

• That Gene Simmons continues to say dumb shit? Leor Galil

• That Dolph Lundgren received a Fulbright scholarship to attend MIT for chemical engineering before he met Grace Jones and became a famous person? Gwynedd Stuart

James Baldwin‘s Paris Review interview? (“The whole society has decided to make you nothing. And they don’t even know they’re doing it.”) Aimee Levitt