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

Hey, did you read:

• That according to a new joint report by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, U.S. drone attacks appear to have violated international law and may constitute war crimes? Kate Schmidt

• That police began investigating an apparent rape on Chicago’s south side when video of the incident circulated on Vine? Gwynedd Stuart

• That the credit bureau Experian apparently sold consumer data to an identity-theft service? —John Dunlevy

• That Uruguay is moving ahead with plans to sell legal marijuana to recreational users, with prices expected to be around $1 a gram (about $28 an ounce)? Mick Dumke

• That Chicago Loop Alliance is now moving homeless people off State Street? Deanna Isaacs

• About the bell curve of online dating and how it may be on the decline? Kevin Warwick

• This review of the new DSM-5, “a brilliantly realized satire, at turns luridly absurd, chillingly perceptive, and profoundly disturbing”? Sam Worley

• About Victor Giron and how owning a bar helped his publishing company, Curbside Splendor? Aimee Levitt

• That a man in England called in a fake bomb threat to cover up the fact that he didn’t book a wedding venue? —Brianna Wellen

• That Twitter is putting an end to its music app just six months after launching it? Leor Galil

• That those goofballs in Metallica booked a show in Antarctica? Kevin Warwick