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.
Pakistan mostly dominates the home page, with a report of a terrorist bombing at a military training center (important but available everywhere), and this assessment of the Pakistani army's willingness to cooperate with the United States on finding militant leaders (low). And while those are both worthwhile, you should spend your click on this takedown of Donald Trump as a borderline fraudulent real estate mogul.
World: In addition to the news from Pakistan, this report on a crime wave in Cairo, though it went up yesterday afternoon, is a good snapshot of an underreported side of post-revolution life. And this report on British authorities seeking the release of a confidential oral history archive of the Ulster Troubles from Boston University is definitely worth a click.
U.S.: In a worthwhile dispatch from the storm-ravaged South, we hear about the problem of finding housing for thousands of displaced residents. Spend your click there instead of on this lame report about teachers using Twitter in the classroom (no more of these trend stories until something actually happens please).
Business: The lead story is also probably your best click here -- a look at the increasingly large role played by temporary stand-ins on financial regulatory committees. And while the report on KFC/Taco Bell/Pizza Hut owner Yum Brands buying Chinese chain Little Sheep isn't exactly an exclusive, it's fun to read anyway just to imagine all those restaurants crammed under one roof.
Technology: News of a federal inquiry into Google's online drug ads is worth reading, but the Wall Street Journal today seems to have a later version of the story than the Times. Far more satisfying to click on the news that eyeglass salesman Vitaly Borker, the most hated man on the Internet, has pleaded guilty to fraud and sending threats.
Science: News of a National Research Council report on climate change is worth a click if you want to be depressed and scared. More hopeful is this story about effectively limiting HIV transmission, though it came out pretty widely yesterday.
Health: It's a rough year for allergies, but did you really need the Times to tell you that?
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, an Arizona sheriff makes the case for more federal help controlling wide-open sections of the Mexican border.
Arts: Everybody likes Bridesmaids, so unless you're a big fan of reviewer Manolha Dargis you can skip the rave. Rather, you could check out the report on the second art auction of the week to go big on Warhol, with Liz #5 selling for $27 million.
Travel: Not everyone will agree with the choices for 36 Hours in San Francisco (tip: for that Embarcadero drink, skip Times-recommended Waterbar and go to the funkier Red's Java House, which is actually built onto a pier), but it's a decent starting point.
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