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Trimming the Times: Debt Fail; Blogging a Train Crash

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 today leads with more holdups for the debt ceiling deal, as yesterday's push by House speaker John Boehner failed to get enough votes. Also prominent on the front page, but far from the Capitol Hill wheeling and dealing on the debt ceiling, a cross placed at the site of the World Trade Center in New York pits atheists against conservatives in a legal battle. And don't miss the story on Chinese bloggers who helped report last Saturday's train crash.

World: A great follow-up article after Saturday's high-speed train crash in China details how microblogs there helped report news faster than government censors could control it. The report on results of an investigation into last year's plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kazynski is a worthwhile read, but available all over. Rather, check out the news feature on Japan's willingness to cut back its electricity use in a shortage.

U.S.: Media watchers will be interested to read about the backlash to the Seattle Police Department's experiment in posting all its emergency calls on Twitter. And today's "This Land" installment, about a young clown following in his father's footsteps, makes for a feature steeped in old-fashioned circus romance.

Business: The president is scheduled to announce new national fuel efficiency standards today, and a good, wide-ranging report covers automakers' support of the expected 54.5 miles-per-gallon requirement. And in DealBook, check out the report of some credit market shakiness as the debt talks drag on.

Technology: The report on Nintendo's planned price cuts and lowered profit expectations is worth a read.

Science: A new report shows the tragedies on Sept. 11 revealed the limits of psychological care for a large-scale disaster.

Sports: In case you missed it, the U.S. national soccer team fired its coach, Bob Bradley, and the coverage here gives a good overview of the story.

Opinion: The lead op-ed today comes in the form of a chart that shows social and military statistics in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Arts: The best value here is the review of the Frans Hals exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which comes with a slide show of some of the works.

Travel: Definitely catch "36 Hours" in Budapest, though even an armchair vacation there probably shouldn't be that short.

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