Trimming the Times: Cameron on Murdoch; Eyeing Ice Cream

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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.

At the top of the home page, the ongoing coverage of the News International phone hacking scandal zeroes in on David Cameron, who went before Parliament today to discuss his hiring of Andy Coulson, a former employee there, as communications director. Also high on the page, President Obama seizes on the bipartisan budget plan by the "Gang of Six" senators. And the food section's coverage of boutique and futuristic ice cream will cool you right off in your chair.

World: It's hardly top-level news, but the Caracas Journal entry on the city's endless lines is yet another unique look at a foreign city. Also, among the deluge of Murdoch and News International coverage, don't miss the report on Wendi Deng Murdoch's "very good left hook." And catch the report from Hama, Syria, where the absence of security forces helps citizens imagine life without a dictator.

U.S.: The lead story, on Utah's strange liquor laws, is actually quite a good read. So is the report on unregistered Pakistan lobbyists arrested in Washington, D.C., though that's available elsewhere. And there's some good reporting from Ron Nixon on anti-spending republicans who quietly funnel government money back to their districts.

New York: Click over to the local section today to catch a report on modern bootleggers who bring illegal rice wine to Chinese enclaves for immigrants from the province of Fujian.

Business: Tech dominates a lot of today's section, but you should also catch the Brian Stelter report on the echo in the domestic media scene from the scandal in Britain. And at the Economix blog, University of Chicago professor Casey Mulligan looks into why employment hasn't fallen off for the elderly like it has for everyone else.

Technology: The lead story on the U.S. government's plans to close 40 percent of its computer data centers over the next 10 years suggests cloud computing is moving to a whole new level of seriousness. And Claire Cain Miller has a report on Google's search for the next Google.

Sports: The big news is the pending deal to end the NFL lockout. But there's also an interesting football story from the Ivy league, where member schools are limiting full-contact practices to reduce the risk of head injuries.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, climate scientist Heidi Cullen suggests that the extreme weather of spring and the heat of summer are harbingers of a new normal in the earth's climate.

Arts: Catch the just-posted review of Rihanna's "icy" performance in Uniondale, New York, last night.

Dining and Wine: Fittingly, two ice cream stories lead this week's section. There's a good write-up of a city-wide search for frozen treats in New York, and the makers of Dippin Dots are looking to branch out into other flash-frozen foods.

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