Trimming the Times: Foreclosure Frustration; Libyan Sealift

A guide to what's in the New York Times for those worried about hitting its pay wall

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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, a Business story on bank-owned homes makes the case that the more homes are held in foreclosure, the harder it is to sell them. And of course there's a report on the tornado that ran through Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday, though the paper doesn't appear to have a correspondent in Joplin yet, so you may be better off with something like this CBS report for that news right now. Also, don't miss C.J. Chivers' report on the improvised Libyan sealift supplying rebels in the besieged city of Misrata.

World: The Libyan sealift report leads, and there's a report on a militant raid on a naval base in Karachi, Pakistan, that is worth catching. Obama's arrival in Ireland was of course big news there, so you might want to check out the local coverage in The Independant.

U.S.: Naturally, the frequently updated tornado coverage leads here. The report on the Obama administration's clash with Indiana over its law defunding Planned Parenthood is worth a read, and you shouldn't miss this feature on two Los Angeles detectives who are working on new ways to defuse standoffs.

Business: That report on foreclosed homes leads, of course, but the look at LinkedIn's volatile stock price is also worth a read. Those in the New York area or interested in labor law may want to check out Nancy Folbre's case for a New York City "living wage" requirement in the Economix blog.

Technology: If you heard mentions last week of that UK lawsuit against Twitter for breaking a soccer player's co-called super injunction, this report can sort out what all of that means. E-book watchers will be interested to read about Nook's niche among womens' magazines. And a great report looks at the case that Wikipedia actually may be a cultural treasure worth formally protecting.

Science: The lead story (and that most worth reading) is this report on Chicago's early preparations for a warming climate. And as the spring thaw comes, we get a look at the potential danger of flooding as record Western snowpacks melt off.

Health: A very interesting report highlights the difficulty of finding a male mental health therapist. And in a report borrowed from the national section, we meet a doctor who is pushing for single-payer health care in Vermont, and getting some traction.

Sports: As the NBA playoffs continue, check out the game story on the Heat's victory over the Bulls. The must-read here is the latest installment of the Gender Games series, this time on cheerleading as its own sport.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, hotel memoirist Jacob Tomsky looks at the dangers and annoyances faced by housekeepers.

Arts: In a major piece of opera news, New York's City Opera is moving out of Lincoln center after an extremely tough season.

Style: The story to catch here is the one on hipsters' fascination with the video game Big Buck Hunter, if only so you can feel superior for knowing about the craze two years ago.

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