• 14 people were killed this morning in the second suicide bombing in Volgograd, Russia in two days. [NPR]
• New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose nine-year term ends tomorrow, spent $650 million on being mayor. [NYT]
• A federal judge has dismissed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Northwestern University, filed after the school cut ties with a campus Chabad house over underage drinking allegations. [JTA]
• The Lower East Side’s last mikveh, on the corner of East Broadway and Grand Street, is housed in a building with a rich Jewish history. [Bedford and Bowery]
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.