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- Clinton 2016?
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read:
• That Hillary Clinton has more-or-less subtly begun her campaign for president? —Mick Dumke
• And so has Bill, by subtly throwing Doug Band under the bus? —Tal Rosenberg
• About how a couple of German honey brokers based in Chicago helped perpetuate the biggest food fraud in U.S. history? —Aimee Levitt
• That Burger King is pleased to announce a lower-fat french fry? ("You have to give people what they want,” a BK marketing officer says. It's not kale, but "a lot of people don’t even know what kale is, and if they do, they don’t want to eat it.") —Steve Bogira
• That several Alaska school libraries have banned the dictionary (both American Heritage and Merriam-Webster)? —Aimee Levitt
• That it's Banned Books week? —Mick Dumke
• That Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde (probably) totally got drunk and did it? —Sam Worley
• That the famed Twitter spambot @Horse_ebooks isn't actually a bot at all? —Brianna Wellen
• About how officials in New York are cracking down on businesses that give themselves positive Yelp reviews? (The article says of one violator, the owner of a coach bus service on Staten Island: "His response was not to fix the problems that customers were citing, like buses never showing up, but to begin a full-fledged effort to get fake reviews.") —Aimee Levitt
• About the Atlanta family that invited 200 homeless people to enjoy the four-course catered meal at their daughter's canceled wedding? —Gwynedd Stuart