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

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• That a Muslim ninth-grader was arrested for bringing his homemade digital clock to school? Sue Kwong

• That the Tribune-owned LA Times may lose as many as 80 editorial jobs? Tony Adler

• That WBEZ has canceled three of its culture podcasts? Brianna Wellen

• That Facebook will begin testing a “dislike” button? J.R. Jones

• About Freakin’ Awesome Karaoke Express (F.A.K.E.), “the Internet’s deception marketplace,” and how it’s not hard to give “a completely invented business a sterling online reputation”? John Dunlevy

• Michael Eric Dyson on the new black intelligentsia? Kate Schmidt

• More about Michael Derrick Hudson, the white male poet who adopted the pseudonym of a Chinese female in order to get his work published, and about being nonwhite in a creative writing workshop? Aimee Levitt

• About how the writings of the late French semiotician Roland Barthes can explain the Donald Trump phenomenon? Tal Rosenberg