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#PhillyFive: What We're Reading March 9, 2015

What we're reading this morning: Ammunition vending machines, "hoagie voodoo," Hop Sing Laundromat's mysterious proprietor.

Stories from around the Web that we're reading this morning. Something for everyone.

Deadlier than junk food? An ammunition vending machine operated by a candidate for Beaver County sheriff is sparking concerns, reports. State police are reportedly investigating the same candidate for launching a $50,000 gun raffle to fund his campaign.

Magic bullet. Washington Post columnist Jim Shahin writes about the healing powers of the Philly hoagie.

Racial inequality shapes perception, a sociologist's study of South Philadelphia found. White residents tended to define the neighborhood in smaller segments characterized by crime rates and income levels, while most black residents saw it as larger and more inclusive. This difference has real-world repercussions, CityLab reports.

Federal case. The mayor of a New Jersey town secretly enlisted the local police department to investigate a political opponent who lampooned his Vietnam War record in a Facebook post, an investigation by The Asbury Park Press revealed. The case resulted in two grand jury subpoenas, a U.S. Navy probe and … no criminal charges.

Who is Lê? Philadelphia Magazine profiles the mysterious man behind the iron gate of Hop Sing Laundromat.

- Alex Wigglesworth