The United States and Iran make a deal

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

Hey, did you read:

• That “Iran and six world powers have concluded an agreement that will lift sanctions on Iran but place strict limits on its nuclear programme for more than a decade, in a historic compromise designed to stop the spread of atomic weapons and avert a major new conflict in the Middle East”? John Dunlevy

• How a NASA spacecraft just sped past Pluto for the very first time? Sue Kwong

• That the historic Iran nuclear agreement is a done deal, kinda? (“Whether it portends a new relationship between the United States and Iran—after decades of coups, hostage-taking, terrorism and sanctions—remains a bigger question.”) Drew Hunt

• That as part of his push for criminal justice reform, President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 drug offenders, including two from Chicago? Mick Dumke

• About the photography project documenting women in who’ve been the victims of acid attacks? Kate Schmidt

• That the Pentagon is making things easier for transgender troops? Drew Hunt

• More about exactly how “El Chapo” escaped from Mexico’s most secure prison (photos of the route included)? Kevin Warwick

• That a $650,000 Kickstarter just launched to produce a documentary on Bill Nye, the Science Guy? Tyler Daswick

• About what the current craze for “endurance lit” says about us and our soft, sad little lives? Aimee Levitt