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

Hey, did you read:

• The report finding that “one of the most prolific cyber espionage groups in terms of the sheer quantity of information stolen” is probably a unit of China’s People’s Liberation Army? —John Dunlevy

• That Joe Biden dismisses the need for assault weapons, suggesting anyone concerned about self-defense “go buy a shotgun”? Mick Dumke

• About the police chase last night that ended with police firing on a robbery suspect in the heart of Wicker Park (and an accompanying photo that shows an incredible number of cruisers parked at the six corners intersection)? Kevin Warwick

• That Boeing engineers have approved a four-year contract against the recommendation of their union, leaving lower-paid technical workers in the lurch? (Last week it was Chicago Police Department sergeants who broke ranks.) Kate Schmidt

• That the merger between US Airways and American Airlines probably means fewer flights and higher prices? (And this might actually be a good thing for the aviation industry.) Tal Rosenberg

• This really lovely defense of the U.S. Postal Service? Sam Worley

• And speaking of the U.S. Postal Service, that they’re creating a fashion line? —Jennifer McLaughlin

• That a Florida university will be renaming its football stadium after a prison corporation? (Well, there already is the Cell.) Steve Bogira

• About one artist’s fine line between irony and white nationalism? Sam Worley

• That Palestinian director Emad Burnat and his family were detained at LAX because they didn’t have the appropriate Oscars invitation? Tony Adler

• That Iranian officials are not so happy about director Jafar Panahi’s recent success at the Berlin International Film Festival? Drew Hunt

• That Escape From the Planet of the Apes was actually a gangster picture? J.R. Jones

The menu for Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar (“We take 38 oz of super saddened, Cheez-gutted wolf meat, lambast it with honey pickle wasabi, and pile drive it into an Ed Hardy-designed bucket.”) Mike Sula

• I don’t mean to take the wind out of everyone’s sail here, but that the majority of the blurbs from the Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar menu were ripped from Twitter without permission? Drew Hunt