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Did you read about douchebags, Sleater-Kinney, and Lorde?

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• The bodies of three more women, apparent homicide victims, were found in Gary this morning, bringing the total found in Gary and Hammond since Friday to seven? (Police have a suspect in custody and say he's an "admitted serial killer.") Mike Sula

Greg Hinz on the Sun-Times's benching of reporter Dave McKinney after the Rauner campaign complained about one of his stories? (Hinz also discusses the Sun-Times's decision to resume endorsing candidates—starting with its former co-owner, Rauner.) Steve Bogira

• About "the great Chicago migration myth"—the "completely untrue" assumption that former public-housing residents from the city have caused a spike in crime in places like Lafayette, Indiana? Mick Dumke

• Thomas Frank on Zephyr Teachout's new book and Citizens United? Tal Rosenberg

• About the archaeological findings in Russia that show the grocery list to date back to, oh, 1280 or so? Kate Schmidt

• About the ancient Amazons? Aimee Levitt

• Kathleen Hale on the extensive trolling enacted on her by a pseudonymous book blogger? Tal Rosenberg

• About how "douchebag" is the perfect white racial slur? Aimee Levitt

• That Sleater-Kinney is reuniting and releasing a new album? Brianna Wellen

• The New Yorker's profile of Billy Joel? Tal Rosenberg

• That a San Francisco radio station is banning Lorde's "Royals" until the end of the World Series? Molly Raskin

• Or see this all-dog reenactment of Supreme Court hearings? Aimee Levitt

• This defense of the passive voice? Drew Hunt

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