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 the home page today: Some big news from the Middle East. Two of Muammar el-Qaddafi's sons are said to have offered to oust their father, and the United States is saying it wants to see the back of longtime ally Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh. But the can't-miss story is in the Metro section about a Serpico-era detective who's still working the street.
Global: Breaking Mideast news aside, the choice here is Ian Johnson's detailed look at the renovated National Museum of China, in Tiananmen Square, which leads today's paper.
U.S.: It's the kind of story that always grabs the imagination: A beloved small-town neighbor suddenly seized by police who claim she's responsible for horrific war crimes in her native Croatia. Also, on the heels of news that BP wants to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood plans to propose toughened regulations on oil and gas pipelines.
Business: In actual breaking business news, comprehensive economic data on Japan that was released today shows, unsurprisingly, concern about business conditions in the country for the next three months. Also, a political group conceived in part by Karl Rove is adapting the "wiki" model to criticize President Barack Obama.
Technology: A court ruling may have killed Google's effort to create a universal digital library.
Science: If Google can't have its own library, it can at least sponsor its own science fair, a worldwide competition that relies on Youtube and Google Docs. Also, if you're wondering how so many people know so much about the Fukushima nuclear plant, it's because of something called atomic forensics, explained here.
Sports: After Notre Dame's unexpected victory over Connecticut on Sunday, Harvey Araton makes the point that "Sunday night’s biggest winner was the women’s game," which finally got the kind of crowds the teams feel they deserve.
Opinion: Take a look at Virginia Heffernan's debut in the Opinionator blog, where she weighs in on Spike TV's new series, "Coal," and the business of blue-collar work as top-rated television.
Arts: There have always been doubters who said John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley was largely made up. Charles McGrath looks at one such skeptic and wonders why his fact checking hasn't upset more Steinbeck scholars.
Style: Check out this profile of designer India Hicks, a bridesmaid to Princess Diana who now styles herself as a royal wedding expert.
Travel: Destination guides aside, distinguished travel writer Paul Theroux implores us to hit the road, even as warnings against doing so abound.
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