Trimming the Times: How They Found Bin Laden

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.

Naturally, the lead story today is still Osama bin Laden, this time a close look into the investigation to find him that you really should read, if only to have a fairly definitive voice stand out from the chorus to explain what happened. There's also a big timeline on Bin Laden's life, and a multimedia feature on the compound and the mission.

World: The lead here is about President Barack Obama's proclamation that the world is now safer thanks to Bin Laden's death. Also, an interesting bit of controversy has arisen over whether the burial at sea was actually appropriate under Islamic law. And it's worth reading the analysis on what Bin Laden's killing will mean to the ongoing operation in Afghanistan. Oh, and Canada had an election yesterday. It went well for Conservatives.

U.S.: The natural lead story here is about emotional response to Bin Laden's killing. But there's another, technical question that poses an interesting question: Who will take his place on the FBI's 10 most wanted list? Also, crime buffs may find this story about a bungled criminal trial that went all the way to the Supreme Court to be of interest.

Business: Check out the lead report on high U.S. corporate taxes and the ease with which many duck them. Also, for the first time in 20 years, American ownership of televisions is dropping.

Technology: There's an interesting report on how game system makers are slowing development on purpose to ease cost increases. And one company is making a profit by enforcing copyright online.

Science: There's a look at the DNA testing that went into identifying Bin Laden for the record. Also check out this weird news from a new firewalking study.

Health: Iraqis in Jordan are starting to get help for the trauma they suffered during years of conflict and oppression.

Sports: The Mets were playing the Phillies on Sunday when word of Bin Laden's death came. It was an emotional catharsis for the team that played the first baseball game in New York after Sept. 11, 2001.

Opinion: The lead op-ed from former FBI agent Ali H. Soufan calls Bin Laden's death "the end of the jihadist dream."

Arts: In a cross-post from the local section, we get a virtual tour of Norman Mailer's eclectic apartment.

Style: Alexander McQueen's family remembers the designer amid royal wedding hype and a new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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