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.
Leading the home page today, a report on the ongoing federal budget negotiations finds President Barack Obama taking a centrist position in order to get a deal made. And in a high-profile breaking report, Hamid Karzai's half brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, has been shot and killed in Afghanistan. For us, one of the best reads was the report on robots, and how they advance so quickly in some areas, but so slowly in the realm of mimicking humanity.
World: The Times is really going big on its coverage of the News of the World hacking scandal. The section lead reports that the police officers investigating the hacking had their own phones hacked, in addition to reports on other high-profile hacking victims and News Corp.'s maneuverings on the BSkyB deal. But there's plenty more coverage, including a fascinating report from a village in China that's building its own skyscraper.
U.S.: The sobering report on a massive Southern drought suggests the possibility of a "new Dust Bowl" to go along with the Great Recession. And political history buffs will be interested in the coverage of a collection Robert F. Kennedy's papers, about to be released, and the conflict over housing them at the library named for his famous brother.