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 look at House speaker John Boehner's newly tough style, which he's adopted in the face of flagging Republican support for his debt deal. Also high on the page, a report on where investors are looking to stash their money in the event of a U.S. debt default. Our top pick for today, though, is the fascinating report on scientists closing in on creating artificial life.
World: The lead story, on European responses to anti-immigration extremists, is a good temperature-read on the continent's shifting mood. Also, a look at the Palestinian budget crisis has faint echoes of home. And the report on the assassination of Kandahar's mayor is worth a read, even if you caught the news elsewhere.
U.S.: For a summer news feature, the lead story on rival peach production in the South actually carries some significant economic themes. And the story on wider human interaction with bears in the West turns out to be an environmental cautionary tale, well worth the click.