Trimming the Times: Yemen's Economy; Spear Phishing

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 home page leads with a report on how the political chaos in Yemen is driving the country to the brink of economic ruin. Also high in on the page: The House of Representatives is set to vote today on two bills critical of the ongoing U.S. role in Libya fighting. Overall, the story not to miss is the Technology section's explainer on how spear phishing works.

World: The report on Ratko Mladic refusing to cooperate with the International Criminal Court is far from the only one (see others here and here) but it's a good general overview anyway. Also, the story on the Iraqi government's crackdown on protests is an interesting one. And in a seemingly rare bit of candor, China's environmental ministry has said the environmental situation there is "very grave."

U.S.: The Gulf of Mexico apparently cannot get a break, as runoff from farmland flowing down the flooded Mississippi River is predicted to create one of the biggest-ever dead zones there. In a tragic case out of Yuma, Arizona, a divorcee went on a shooting spree that left six dead (there's much more coverage in the Yuma Sun, but the Times story is a good one-off). And the Times gets good use of its San Francisco bureau as the kidnappers of Jaycee Duggard are sentenced to weirdly different jail terms.

Business: Definitely check out the Dealbook feature on the FBI informant on Wall Street who recently committed suicide. Also, in one of those unexpected cases of economic cause and effect, it seems outsourcing firms are actually creating jobs for U.S. lawyers.

Technology: The only story you really need to read is the big explainer feature on spear-phishing scams, especially in light of the recent Gmail hack.

Health: Keep yourself updated on the E. coli outbreak in Europe with this report on the rare strain of the bacteria, and this one on scientists' recommendations for treatment.

Sports: Definitely read the account of the second game in the NBA finals, where the Mavericks squeaked past the Heat with the help of Dirk Nowitzki. Also, catch the neat analysis of Shawn Marion's "ugly jump shot."

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, three professors discuss the disadvantages overweight people face, beyond simple health issues.

Arts: With three jazz festivals this month, Ben Ratliff and Nate Chinen do a back-and-forth conversation to help sort out all the options. Also well worth a click: The review of Boris Mikailhof's exhibit of photos of Ukrainian homeless people.

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