Trimming the Times: Austerity Unrest; Mental Health Tragedy

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 story on the homepage today gives a good overview of how austerity measures, passed most recently in Greece, are leading to political unrest across Europe. Also, naturally, there's a highly placed story about Anthony Weiner resigning, but you can get that pretty much anywhere else. But today's top story has got to be the report, from the national pages, on the tragedy behind the killing of a mental health worker at a facility in Massachusetts.

World: Definitely check out the report on the precariously situated Syrian refugees just across the border in Turkey. Also, the details of the Chinese government's brutal detention and beating of lawyer Chen Guanchen and his wife give insight into both the regime's ugly human rights record and the difficulty of reporting such stories, as materials are smuggled to journalists.

U.S.: Don't miss the lead story, the latest in a string of great coverage of social services for the poor and marginalized, about how a resident at a Massachusetts group home for the mentally ill wound up killing an employee there. And there's an interesting culture piece out of Aspen on how "meatless Mondays" have become a point of tension there.

Business: The Dealbook report on possible layoffs on Wall Street is worth a read, as is the report on how U.S. drilling contractors are cleaning up in Iraq, even as oil companies lost out on drilling rights.

Technology: Skip the run-of-the-mill business story on Research in Motion's profit outlook (it's depressing anyway, and available here for the masochists). Far more interesting is the feature, borrowed from the national section, on a new tech-leaning service for finding a lawyer in a pinch.

Science: There's one story on how Mercury is less boring than previously thought, which is all fine and good, but the report on how a mysterious astronomical observation turned out to be a black hole swallowing a star catches the imagination so much more.

Health: Most of the content today is borrowed from other sections, and one such story, a review of the chilling-sounding book, The Red Market, in which Scott Carney explores the underground economy for body parts.

Sports: With the Stanley Cup won and rioted over, and the NBA finals fading into memory, we can give the game stories a break for a while and indulge instead in this odd report on the difficulties a non-regulation-sized field presents to a high school in the Bronx.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, physicists Madhulika Guhathakurta and Daniel N. Baker remind us that we should pay a little attention to the weather in space.

Arts: Just because it's opening weekend, you should probably read the review of Green Lantern, but also don't miss the exhibition review of the Mummies of the World exhibit at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute.

Style: Check out the Social Q's column, which covers driving etiquette for Father's Day.

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