Did you read about drone strikes, Dawn Clark Netsch, and Aaron Swartz?

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Dawn Clark Netsch with her dog, 1997
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Hey, did you read:

• That two drone strikes were carried out in Pakistan last month, but the CIA is denying responsibility for that "kinetic activity"? Tony Adler

• About census blocks in Chicago that are like cell blocks? Steve Bogira

• That Dawn Clark Netsch—former Illinois comptroller, longtime state senator, and the first woman to win the Democratic nomination for governor—has died? Tal Rosenberg

• About the hunt for the Higgs? Sam Worley

• That sleep research is more prevalent than ever, yet more people are struggling to sleep? Mick Dumke

• About life inside the Aaron Swartz investigation? Mara Shalhoup

• This e-mail exchange between a freelance writer and an editor for the Atlantic that sums up the grave state of journalism today? Drew Hunt

• How "Twitter users are not representative of the public"? —John Dunlevy

• That Batman now operates out of the UK, and that his true name is Stan Worby? J.R. Jones

• J. Hoberman's tribute to actor John Garfield (whom Hoberman terms "the Jewish Brando"), who would have turned 100 years old this week? Ben Sachs

• That canned food tastes better as it gets older? —Aimee Levitt

• That the Blackhawks probably are not off to the best start ever in sports? Steve Bogira

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