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  • Things aren’t going so hot for the fast-food behemoth.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That more than 40 federal agencies engage in domestic spying (aka “undercover operations”)? J.R. Jones

• That the GOP used Twitter to share internal polling data with outside groups ahead of the midterms, which is probably illegal? Drew Hunt

• That we could be faced with a worldwide chocolate shortage? Mick Dumke

Nicholas Kristof on white people who wish everyone would stop talking about racism? (“They don’t appreciate the overwhelming evidence that centuries of racial subjugation still shape inequity.”) Steve Bogira

• That residents of majority white nursing homes appear to be getting more care from registered nurses than residents of Latino-majority or black-majority facilities? Steve Bogira

• That Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes Muslims got to America before Columbus? Tony Adler

• About McDonald’s recent downturn in business? Tal Rosenberg

• Neal Pollack’s account of how he lost control in a Lexus press car? Tal Rosenberg