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

Hey, did you read:

• That the National Labor Relations Board rejected the attempt by Northwestern football players to unionize, but left open the possibility that other college athletes can try again? Mick Dumke

• That Ben Carson can’t keep his abortion policies in order? Drew Hunt

• About Umoja, a village in Kenya founded by survivors of rape where men are banned? Aimee Levitt

• That Donald Trump’s touted immigration plan would cost a ridiculous amount of money? Drew Hunt

• This NYT review of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me by civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow)? Kate Schmidt

• This Atlantic story on “protective vindictiveness,” the monstrous offspring of political correctness? J.R. Jones

• About the 144-year-old Old Town riding hall that may get developed out of existence? Tony Adler

• That an Italian psychologist found that staring into someone’s eyes for ten minutes can lead to feelings of dissociation and hallucinations? Tyler Daswick