Now that the New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 free clicks a month. For those worried about hitting their limit, we're taking a look through the paper each morning to find the stories that can make your clicks count.
Leading today's paper is a report on how the unrest in Yemen has allowed Al Qaeda to operate more broadly there as government anti-terror operations have stopped. This is the must-read of the day, as most other outlets don't have coverage of the story that is anywhere near this comprehensive. Also, there's a report from overnight on Ivory Coast strongman leader Laurent Gbagbo, who is cornered in a bunker after military strikes by the United Nations and France.
World: As further Arab and North African unrest dominates the news, Haiti elected a new president, a provocative Carnival singer named Michel Martelly. But the pick for this section is in the profile of an 84-year-old geisha in Kamaishi, Japan, who has survived four tsunamis.
U.S.: Skip the lead feature on problematic party rentals in Miami Beach (The Miami Herald covered it almost a month ago, if you're interested). Rather, check out Monica Davey's analysis of the subtext of Wisconsin's upcoming judicial elections, once a foregone conclusion, that have flared into a seething backlash against the state's Republican party.
Business: The lead here is well worth the click. It's a lengthy profile of truck maker Navistar, which is developing a new engine to conform to strict emissions standards while attacking its competition in court. Media buffs will also want to check out this report on Vice magazine, once an alternative publication, now a "pan-media empire" that's closing in on even more partnerships and funding.
Technology: This section is leading with a report on the Epsilon e-mail hack, but you probably already read that yesterday. The biggest news of the day is probably that of Texas Instruments' $6.5 billion deal to buy National Semiconductor, though the San Jose Mercury News also has a good report on that. It might be more worthwhile to read up on the latest development in the net neutrality fight: A federal appeals court tossed out a suit by two data providers challenging F.C.C. regulations on blocking access to certain sites.
Science: Great original reporting on the black market for space debris makes this feature the must-read. There's also more on extinction dangers from that Berkeley climate study, but since that was published in Nature, you might as well read it there.
Health: There's a straightforward, front-page policy piece on the Republican alternative to President Barack Obama's health care bill, on which The Atlantic's Megan McArdle reported yesterday. Perhaps more unique to the Times, though, and therefore more worth your click, is Denise Grady's look at the effects of different kinds of radiation.
Sports: Basketball fans are required by law to read about the University of Connecticut's upset win of the national N.C.A.A. title last night. Everybody else will want to check out the courtroom intrigue of Barry Bonds' perjury trial, where a mysterious lost recording came to light yesterday.
Opinion: Alicia H. Munnell, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton and director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, explains how fixing the Social Security program could fix the deficit.
Arts: As the Harry Potter movie franchise nears its end this summer, preview the massive Potter paraphernalia exhibition opening today at Discovery Times Square.
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