Trimming the Times: Bye Bye Brooks; Secret Subversion

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 the News International scandal once again, this time with news that chief executive Rebekah Brooks has quit. And the Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an inquiry into suspected phone hacking of Sept. 11 victims by News Corporation employees. And don't miss the World feature on innovative political protests in still-authoritarian Belarus.

World: The feature on Belarusian protests involving clapping or phone ringing is a fascinating read about the nature of political dissent in the former Soviet state. And C.J. Chivers has a good report from Libya, where rebels have been capturing some pretty serious government arms, like anti-aircraft missiles.

U.S.: The news from Minnesota, about a deal to end the government shutdown, is a hopeful step, but you can read about it elsewhere. More click-worthy is the feature on Nevada's redistricting battle, driven by an explosion in the Latino population. And the Out Here feature on a Maryland gas station set in its obstinate but charming ways is a kick.

Business: The news value of the lead story previewing European bank tests is fading fast, but there's some use in reading it for the explanation of the larger financial issues at play. And the You're the Boss blog has a funny but also intriguing entry about how and when personal and professional lives intersect.

Technology: The report on Google's improving stock price leans heavily on an interview with new-ish CEO Larry Page, which will be interesting for those who follow the company.

Science: A new study on the surprisingly good life of beta-male baboons strikes the imagination as it shows lower stress levels but still plenty of mating.

Health: The report on a study exploring how computers affect people's memory is fascinating, though at times you get some very expected results. And Pauline Chen has a personal and thought-provoking Well blog entry about hospital emergency room overcrowding.

Sports: The story to read here is the report on Japan's win in the Women's World Cup semifinals, where the team played with extra grit to lift hopes of a nation that's had a tough year.

Opinion: The lead op-ed, from Zach Brooks, provides some very good insights into the surprisingly contentious behind-the-scenes politics of food trucks.

Arts: In a great mid-summer feature, The Times critics share the items at the top of their "summer bucket lists."

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