Trimming the Times: Phone Hack Testimony; Island's Tale
A guide to what's in the New York Times for those worried about hitting its pay wall
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 News International phone hacking scandal leads the home page once again, with a report on the company higher-ups and police officials who are now facing questioning by police. If you want to check out the hearings, tune into the live blog on The Lede. Aside from the ever-fascinating media scandal, Carl Huse takes a stab at explaining Mitch McConnell's "legislative magic" in terms of the debt limit. And don't miss the op-ed by the president of Nauru, a tiny Pacific island devastated by mining and facing catastrophe by rising sea levels.
World: There's a quite good feature on Islamists in exile watching the unfolding revolution in Libya from their new homes in London. Also, the New Delhi Journal entry on a prison with a vocational training program gives good insight into the Indian prison system. And while it's not a scoop, the story of a 97-year-old Hungarian man who was acquitted of a World War II massacre he had previously been convicted for twice, is pretty interesting.
U.S.: Definitely check out the A.G. Sulzberger report on a mysterious mansion under construction in the Ozarks, and the wild speculation that accompanies it. There's also an interesting report on a boom in new graffiti in U.S. cities, and a wonderful Q&A with the victim of a man who shot people who looked Arab after Sept. 11, 2001.
Business: Don't miss the story on Delta Air Lines planning service cuts to 24 small towns, including the capital of North Dakota. And there's a good article looking at America's foreign creditors, especially China, who are watching our debt debate with interest.
Technology: The story on the Chinese search engine Baidu making a deal with three major music companies for free access, suggests a significant shift is on the way in Chinese consumption of pop culture. And a month after its 100th birthday, IBM celebrated by posting a second-quarter gain.
Science: Somewhere between scientific discovery and pure click bait, the report and slide show on animals enjoying themselves will certainly elicit "awws." Also, there's a very interesting read on how making playgrounds too safe may actually stunt children's emotional development.
Health: Meet Diana Nyad, a marathon swimmer planning to get herself from Cuba to Key West, a distance of 103 miles, without a shark cage.
Sports: On the tails of a thrilling Women's World Cup, the feature on game fixing in soccer reminds us that it's not all heroic goals and tense, last-minute victories. Also, check in with the Tour de France as the riders sweat through the Alps.
Opinion: The lead op-ed, by Nauru President Marcus Stephen, is a great, and sobering, cautionary tale from an island nation with "hard ecological limits."
Arts: At the height of festival season, check out the Critic's Notebook report from Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, where flutes weirdly ruled the day.
Style: Take a close look at Beyonce's newly understated fashion choices.