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.
Today's paper is crowded with good content, but here are three lead stories you shouldn't miss. An invitation from Republicans to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress is pressuring Obama to address Israel-Palestine peace talks. In Libya, rebels are struggling with poor artillery but making due. Gail Collins returns to women's health issues with a strong column addressing some simple math about abortion.
World: A special section on the Arab Spring sheds light on not only Libya but also Egypt and Syria. Skip the article on the war dragging on in Libya--we knew that last week--and read the Times' eulogies on fallen photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros. The Taliban is actively attempting to manufacture propaganda about sleeper agents in the new Afghan security forces. In lighter news, the profile on Kate Middleton doesn't tell you much you don't already know if you've followed Royal Wedding news.
U.S.: No need to click this one as the headline tells you everything: "Ryan, Pushing Budget, Resists Talk of Higher Office." This package addressing juveniles serving life sentences offers a compelling glimpse into our criminal justice system. And you probably didn't know it, but the poorest place in America is a small, mostly ultra-Orthodox Jewish village outside of New York City.
Business: Tech stories carry today's Business section. Marketers and advertisers are turning to video games to reach young consumers according to this fascinating report. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs making physical products are using the web in interesting ways. While the Times coverage is well done, you'll be able to find coverage of this year's New York Auto Show everywhere in the car blogosphere.
Opinion: Nicholas Kristof makes a case for controversial Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson in his worth-a-look column today. Complementing the top story on the front page, the president of Turkey makes a case for more assertive U.S. involvement in the Israel-Palestine peace process.
Sports: You can read elsewhere about the stalled N.F.L. talks but the Times gives you a peek inside how one team, the Jets, continue to prepare for the season. Also insidery is how Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers has been using his bench to attain playoff success.
Arts: Now ten years old, "American Idol" is gaining viewers again and this report explains why. This easy-to-overlook story about struggles to open the National Latino Museum suggests more than your typical arts story.
Style: You can bet on seeing the blogs respond en force to this article on vibrators taking to the mainstream. Though the accompanying slideshow feels indulgent, this report on a comeback of handmade American shoes is pretty interesting. This report on dog massage is pretty weird.
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