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

Hey, did you read:

• That an exploding meteorite injured more than 900 people in Siberia? Mike Sula and Kate Schmidt

• That the Chicago Police Department has declared a vendetta against the gang to which Hadiya Pendleton’s alleged murderers belong? Tony Adler

• That the company behind the new Ventra cards for the CTA and Pace has an F rating from the Better Business Bureau? —John Dunlevy

• The leader of the U. of C. crime lab discussing gun violence and the need to look tough in the hood? Mick Dumke

• About the horrifying modern-day witch burnings in New Guinea? Gwynedd Stuart

• That you may be hardwired to react poorly to stress? (Personally speaking, this explains a lot.) Tal Rosenberg

• Deadspin’s piece on disgraced former University of Toledo track coach Kevin Hadsell, who makes Tiger Woods look like a gentleman? Kate Schmidt