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  • Au revoir, Colbert Report!

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Nebraska and Oklahoma are suing Colorado over marijuana legalization? John Dunlevy

• That Chicago’s red light cameras may actually cause as many accidents as they prevent? Mick Dumke

• That instead of campaigning over the holidays, Mayor Emanuel will be chillin’ in Chile? Steve Bogira

• About how to choose the right cold medicine? Drew Hunt

• About Duck Duck Go—Google’s tiniest, fiercest competitor—a search engine offering direct answers to people’s queries? Sue Kwong

• That 80s hip-hop producer Larry Smith has died? Leor Galil

• Why Colbert might have chosen Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland, 1945” as the outro track for his final episode? Mara Shalhoup

• How this Wicker Park expat’s “Ode to the ‘Hood” playlist became a social media sensation? Sue Kwong