Trimming the Times: Focus on Immigration; Goodbye Cy

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.

Leading today's home page, a special section on immigration centers on the finding that, because of improving conditions at home, fewer Mexicans are migrating north. Also high on the page, the U.S. government has finally indicted a Somali man for supporting terrorists after holding and interrogating him on a naval ship for months. And Randy Kennedy has a great obituary for Cy Twombly.

World: Your top choice here is the fascinating account of an ancient Chinese painting that was torn in two and kept separated for hundreds of years, but is now on display in Taiwan (it's a metaphor for Taiwan and China, is the point). Also, Egyptians are not happy about former officials there getting acquitted for corruption.

U.S.: The lead story, obviously, is Casey Anthony's acquittal on murder charges. But you already heard about that. Rather, read the report on systematic cheating in Atlanta's schools, or check out the neat scene report from the Wattles Mansion, a Los Angeles park that is the place to go for Independence Day fireworks.

Business: The lead story on how to safely store nuclear fuel will make for some interesting, if alarming reading. Also, as Greece works through its latest financial troubles, check out the profile of the Greek finance minister.

Technology: The irony is unbeatable: The most popular person on Google+ right now is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. And Bits has a neat little story about the launch of, selling pet supplies just like the ill-fated that epitomized the last tech bubble.

Sports: There's a great, forward-looking feature all about the cities contending to host the 2018 winter Olympics. And then there's a story about people naming their dogs after Derek Jeter.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Glenn Zorpette highlights the shortcomings of U.S.A.I.D. in getting power to war-torn Afghanistan.

Arts: Don't miss the touching and informative obituary for Cy Twombly, the artist who died yesterday.

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