Trimming the Times: Netanyahu's Visit; Family Rapture

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, we get a preview of President Barack Obama's meeting today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. There's also an interesting feature on the alpha-male culture of the International Monetary Fund, in light of its director being indicted on attempted rape charges. But with "doomsday" around the corner, the can't-miss piece is the feature on what happens to a family when the parents adhere to end-of-times philosophy.

World: U.S.-Middle East relations dominate today, with a report on Obama's Thursday speech to the Arab world and more on Netanyahu. If you can tear yourself away, however, the report on China's problems with the Three Gorges Dam is very interesting.

U.S. Family Radio is getting its moment in the sun, with a feature on the group's Oakland, California roots. The item to read, however is the surprisingly weighty feature on what belief in the doomsday message does to families who believe it (they stop saving for college, for one thing).

Business: It's all about Dominique Strauss-Kahn today, with that report on the culture of the IMF, a look at the agency's future (and future leadership). Being scandal-chasers, we were drawn to the story about Turkish economy minister Kemal Dervis--who has been suggested as a replacement for Strauss-Kahn--and the affair he carried on with a subordinate that may disqualify him.

Technology: Linkedin leads with its IPO, and combined with the Wall Street Journal's reporting, you can start to get a picture of what that means for the tech business world. A little more meaty: Scientists studying spam at the University of California think they can win the war against unwanted e-mail.

Science: Read the awesome report from the International Space Station about astronauts installing a cosmic ray detector. Also, here on earth, it's worth remembering that light pollution is still a thing, and it can interfere with our observations of the cosmos, even in Arizona.

Health: In an example of modern times living up to science-fiction promises, an experimental electrode device has helped a paralyzed man stand up.

Sports: NBA playoffs continue, and this time the game story to read is on the Thunder's victory over the Mavericks. If you get the chance, also read the news that Lance Armstrong is being accused of doping.

Opinion: On the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders, movement veteran Bernard Lafayette Jr. remembers a time when Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to nonviolence--and that of his supporters--was put to the test.

Arts: Check out a full account of Lars von Trier's ouster from the Cannes film festival.

Style: In a great profile we learn some intimate details about Bunny Yeager, the pin-up model turned photographer who shot Betty Page.

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