Trimming the Times: Nazi Family Tragedy; Fed Folds

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.

The lead today is all about the federal government cooling off on backing mortgage loans, which could make a housing rebound more difficult. More absorbing, at least for crime buffs, is the home-page slide show and story of a Southern California neo-nazi group that a Times reporter had been documenting before the leader's 10-year-old son shot him dead a little more than a week ago.

Global: In Benghazi, a spate of killings rumored to be revenge hits by Muammar Qaddafi loyalists have set the city on edge. And Osama bin Laden's son, who has denounced his father's violence, has also denounced the United States' killing of the terrorist leader.

U.S.: Peace Corps volunteers are speaking out about rape and sexual assault that they have suffered while on assignment, as a congressional hearing is set today to look into the organization's response. And in a classic Times look at Americana, we get a profile of a bus terminal diner in West Virginia where Greyhound no longer operates but locals still congregate.

New York: Everybody goes nuts when a poisonous cobra escapes the Bronx Zoo, but when a peahen does it it's just cute.

Business: With home financing still looming concern, many are deciding carefully weather to buy or rent. Other than that, and the mortgage story on A1, you might be interested to know that General Motors is planning to hire 4,000 people.

Technology: The lead is a big analysis piece on Microsoft's deal with Skype. Far weirder, the makers of those electronic cigarettes have made it so the packs will light up and vibrate when another pack is nearby, for social smoking.

Science: Don't believe the hype that a mother bear will kill you for threatening her cubs. In fact, the male bear will kill you while he's out hunting.

Health: Artificial hip makers must go back to the drawing board after the implants are found to possibly be shedding debris inside the body.

Sports: It's playoff season, but don't let the Times feed you Associated Press stories about the Chicago Bulls. Read about Derrick Rose and co. in the Chicago Tribune and refer back to the Times for a somewhat weird analysis of the Celtics as told through Paul Pierce's facial expressions.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, history professor David Weekly argues that the recent Mississippi River flooding, while serious, has been handled a lot better than the last such disaster in 1937. And Maureen Dowd compares Osama bin Laden to Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard.

Arts: For the serious consumer of culture, there's a review of City of Life and Death, about the Rape of Nanjing. And for those with less weighty taste, a review of Portal 2 says the game makes physics "elegant and enjoyable without math."

Dining and Wine: Meet your next "it" produce: The dragon fruit. And meet Ron Levy, an accidental tandoor oven mogul.

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