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Did you read about Percy Sledge, the nursing pay gap, and the P-22 mountain lion?

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is great news for comedy? (Kate McKinnon's Hillary impersonation is already one of Saturday Night Live's best ever of a pol who's appeared on the show, Ian Crouch writes.) Steve Bogira

• That the city of Chicago has agreed to create a "reparations" fund for victims of police torture? Mick Dumke

• That Percy Sledge is dead at 73? Drew Hunt

• Hanna Rosin's deft, amusing skewering of the latest can-do guide to self-improvement from Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project)? (And/or Rubin's preemptive refusal to read any reviews or comments on her work?) Kate Schmidt

• That 93 percent of nurses are women, but the 7 percent that are men actually make more money? Drew Hunt

• About the CEO of a credit card processor in Seattle who's raising the minimum wage of all his employees to $70,000 a year? Tal Rosenberg

• That the P-22 mountain lion is still hanging out in that Los Feliz crawlspace? Drew Hunt

• About the apparent iPhone-assisted cheating at an international chess tournament? John Dunlevy

• The original Associated Press report of Lincoln's trip to Ford's Theater 150 years ago? Aimee Levitt

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