Trimming the Times: Plan B in Pakistan; Newt's Ready

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.

In today's main story, the ongoing U.S. confrontation with Pakistan could have been a lot worse if the SEALs rading bin Laden's compound had had to fight their way out, which they were authorized to do. And Newt Gingrich's third wife, Callista -- who he started dating when he was married to his second wife -- appears to be taking a central role in his presidential campaign. Also, Texas finds a way to both award and penalize exonerated inmates.

World: After some bitter weeks of struggle, the Syrian government says it has gotten protests under control. And after a ship carrying 600 Libyan refugees broke apart and sank yesterday, the United Nations has asked Mediterranean ship crews to keep an eye out for unseaworthy vessels.

U.S.: A swollen Mississippi river leads the national section, but you may actually want to check broadcast news for the latest breaking on that. Better to spend your clicks on this classic Times profile of a small-town mayor dealing with the disastrous storms. Also worth a read: Texas issues awards to exonerated inmates, but sticks them with lawyers' fees.

Business: The big news (which you can get anywhere) is that Microsoft is working out a deal to buy Skype. A more unique piece of coverage is Joe Sharkey's look at the "real" cost of airline travel.

Technology: Google launches a cloud music player. And Path brings online social networking to a small scale.

Science: In a rare interview, Stephen Hawking talks about his personal life, aliens, and speculation that he doesn't actually suffer from ALS. Also, how penguins are adapting to a warmer Antarctica, and scientists hunt down liquid water -- an indicator of possible life -- on planets in our solar system.

Health: Many parents misunderstand the signs of attention deficit disorder. And non-specific memory tendencies could be a sign of a propensity toward depression.

Sports: A new golf ball is designed to fly straighter and lower than before, but it's against the rules.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Popular Science editor Seth Felcher argues we should give electric cars more of a chance.

Arts: Guitarist Garry Lucas has a new album coming out, and as usual it's hard to categorize.

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