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, of course, we get a report on last night's Republican presidential debate (but you already read all about that, didn't you?). Just below that, a feature from Syria explores how the growing unrest there may fracture the country along sectarian lines. But for us, the feature on multiracial college applicants puzzling over those weirdly limited demographic questions was a top choice in today's paper.
World: Speaking in Ethiopia Monday, Hillary Clinton had some stern words for African dictators, but you can catch that news elsewhere to save a click. The more classic Times features are worth reading today, including this look at capital punishment abroad through India's search for a hangman, and a whimsical report on a British artist who works in the medium of chewing gum.
U.S.: Don't miss the feature on confusion among college applicants confronted with inflexible race reporting in their applications. In a bit of lifestyle news that is timely with a pending gay marriage decision in California and another likely in New York, census data shows that more gay couples are adopting children. And as an interesting aside, a trend in courtrooms toward judges excessively using the dictionary weirdly annoys lexicographers.