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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Did you read about this year's homicide rate, Hurricane Sandy conspiracy theories, and Justin Bieber?

Posted By on 10.30.12 at 11:15 AM

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  • Not a fake
Each day Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• How Chicago homicides have passed the 2011 total, defying trends in other cities? Jerome Ludwig

• How a New York hospital was evacuated last night when both the backup and the backup-to-the-backup generator failed? Asher Klein

• How the conspiracy blogs are spinning Sandy? Tony Adler

• How the Atlantic is sorting real Sandy photos from fakes? Julia Thiel

• The masterful Pro Publica report on how every administration, from Nixon to Obama, has turned its back on fair housing enforcement, thereby bolstering segregation? (Nixon in 1972, on his opposition to such enforcement: "I realize that this position will lead us to a situation in which blacks will continue to live for the most part in black neighborhoods and where there will be predominately black schools and predominately white schools.") Steve Bogira

• This lovely account of two grown men attending a Justin Bieber concert? Luca Cimarusti

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