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 home page today leads with more follow-up on the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, which has set back hopes of Afghan security as U.S. troops prepare to leave. Also high on the page, a report from President Barack Obama's official press conference yesterday, where he made a case for raising corporate taxes to help balance the budget. Our top pick today comes from the Business section, which has a great bit of foreign reporting from a potentially toxic rare-earth refinery under construction in Malaysia.
World: There's some good coverage on Greece's austerity measures, including this report that lawmakers there are expected to vote today to implement the measures quickly. There's also a great report, accompanied by some very cute pictures of kids, about the resurgence of "red culture" in China.
U.S.: The lead story, on creative color names dreamed up by paint manufacturers, is as exciting as, well, paint. Far more interesting is the report on a New Jersey immigrant who won't be sent back to Venezuela, in part because he is married to another man.
Business: The report on a potentially toxic rare-earth refinery being built in Malaysia, is a great bit of reporting on an obscure but important issue. Also of interest, this look at the investment possibilities in disaster planning.
Technology: Read the report on Hewlett Packard's new tablet computer, if only for David Pogue's wisecracks.
Health: The Reporter's File on living with sickle cell disease is pretty interesting. Also, there's news in the European E. coli case, as researchers cautiously point to imported Egyptian fenugreek seeds as a possible source.
Sports: In a scandal that will certainly resonate through all organized gay sports, the winners of the Gay Softball World Series have been stripped of their titles because they were bisexual.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Brian Palmer has some advice for how to cook more environmentally consciously for Independence Day cookouts.
Arts: Check out the worthwhile account of Martin McDonagh putting on his play, The Cripple of Inishmaan, on the actual island of Inishmaan.
Style: The Paris men's fashion shows came out with some weird, and not necessarily attractive, looks for the modern man. And The Times finally got invited to some pop-up clubs, so they're a trend now.
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