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Hey, did you read:
•That when Hillary Clinton vows to help the “middle class,” she means households with incomes up to $250,000—even though median household income is $54,000? (President Obama has used the same dishonest definition of middle class, and, to some extent, so does Bernie Sanders.) —Steve Bogira
• About the Vyapam scam, a test-fixing scandal so immense that it led to 2,000 arrests and even some mysterious deaths? —Tal Rosenberg
• About the failed vigil that the followers of doomsday prophet Dorothy Martin held for their alien rescuers on Christmas Eve 1954 in Oak Park? —Philip Montoro
• That Meadowlark Lemon, who claimed to have played in more than 300 games a year for 50 years for the Harlem Globetrotters, died at 83? —Tal Rosenberg