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 big news on the home page today is Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation as director of the International Monetary Fund, which was starting to seem inevitable and now is official. The one-time favorite to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy as president of France remains in the Rikers Island jail with a second bail hearing scheduled for today. The must-read story today, however. is on the monetary shortcomings of private prisons.
World: Aside from Strauss-Kahn's resignation, highlights here include Robert Gates' assertion that Pakistani leadership didn't know Osama bin Laden was hiding on its soil, and this roundup of Middle East anticipation of President Barack Obama's speech. But the coolest story you'll read here is the one about Chinese power players who sneak around government-controlled airspace in private helicopters.
U.S.: You should definitely read the exclusive report that private prisons don't bring substantial savings. Also of interest is the feature on the women associated with the Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Arnold Schwarzenegger headlines.