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

Hey, did you read:

• That Cleveland and the Justice Department have reached a settlement concerning the city’s pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force? Steve Bogira

• That Texas governor Rick Perry now remembers what federal departments he wants to cut and is preparing to run for president again? Mick Dumke

• That right-wing paranoia is reaching new heights in Texas? (“Skeptical messages popped up on Facebook, and people began approaching community leaders at church gatherings. They were worried about the government coming to take their guns. There was a sense that President Obama would be willing to do anything to crush dissent.”) Drew Hunt

• That GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio may have had a taste of some sweet, sweet Aaron Schock money? Ryan Smith

• About high-rent blight, which is driving small, local businesses out of urban neighborhoods and leaving empty storefronts? (This article is about New York’s West Village, but it’s not hard to read it and substitute “Lincoln Park.”) Aimee Levitt

• That a lock of Mozart’s hair is up for auction at Sotheby’s? Drew Hunt

• About the guy who was impaled on the organ pipes at the Aragon on Friday night? Luca Cimarusti