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.
The paper leads with a look at what it calls the "culture of complicity" at Japan's Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant. But there are some nuggets buried within the sections. The report on the death of Madame Nhu is a fascinating way to approach history, and the foiled terrorist attack on the Brooklyn Bridge is a chilling read.
World: Aside from the Fukushima story there's still more on the Guantanamo Bay files, including a report on Wikileaks' cooperation with its media partners that stops just short of being condescending. Our pick, however, would be between the rare and engaging profile of Aisha el-Qaddafi, Muammar Qaddafi's daughter, and this historically fascinating memorial to the Vietnamese wartime icon Madame Nhu.
U.S.: In Michigan, state-appointed managers are stepping in to put financially troubled cities on serious austerity plans. And in the Army and the rest of the military, atheists are looking to become chaplains.
New York: The lead story, about Al Qaeda's unsuccessful plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge, is worth a read.
Business: With Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting set for this weekend, we get a more personal look than usual at disgraced executive David Sokol. Most everything else, such as news about Johnson and Johnson's acquisition of Synthes, can be gotten elsewhere, but you may want to stop by the Economix blog, where Binyamin Appelbaum is calling for reader-submitted questions for an upcoming press conference with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
Technology: The top couple of stories, on the Playstation Network hack and Friendster's dumping of user photos, appeared here yesterday, but if you didn't catch it already, the news of Youtube's pending deal to carry mainstream films will be of interest.
Science: Friday's scheduled shuttle launch, which will include Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's husband, Capt. Mark E. Kelly, has become a very personal story and worth a read. Also, a troubled Harvard professor gets help from the journal Science.
Health: Meet the economist and his team who are studying the way technological advances have affected the size and shape of the human body. Also, a report on a Supreme Court case on pharmaceutical companies' data mining turns out to be a First Amendment question at heart.
Sports: You can save a few clicks here. Game stories on the Mets and Yankees are available elsewhere. But Knicks fans may want to check out this report on a possible management shuffle with that team.
Opinion: The lead here, on Administrative Professionals Day, raises the question of whether secretaries have a future in the American workplace.
Dining and Wine: Fancy salts have become all the rage in fine dining, but are they really all that distinct? On a more personal note, there's a look at how the fortune of celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian has shifted to the point where he's declaring bankruptcy.
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