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

Hey, did you read:

• That Walmart collects 18 percent of all food stamp spending in the United States, some of it from its own workers? Mick Dumke

• That an AP photographer was killed and a reporter wounded in Afghanistan, when a policeman opened fire on them? Tony Adler

• About the resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich? John Dunlevy

• How Medellin, Colombia, went from a notorious drug-crime zone to one of the most innovative cities in the world? Tal Rosenberg

• About the new National Endowment for the Arts report on people who make art their second job? Tony Adler

• About Nik Wallenda, the man who will walk the Chicago skyline on a wire? Brianna Wellen

• Chaz Ebert on the year since Roger Ebert’s death? Drew Hunt

• About rural Lithuanian discos? Gwynedd Stuart