Trimming the Times: Debt Bill; Food Photos

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 the front page, naturally, is the report on the House of Representatives' passage of the debt bill, which is now scheduled for a noon vote in the Senate on Tuesday. And in a neat side-story, Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, still recovering from a January gunshot wound, showed up to cast her vote supporting the compromise measure. But our top pick from today's paper is the wonderful slide show, in Well, of people and food from around the world.

World: The latest famine report to come out of Somalia leads the section, and if you're not worn out on such hard-to-swallow coverage, then it's worth a click. But for some real Times-style personal journalism, don't miss the feature on Ismail Haji Ahmed, the young Norwegian man killed on Utoya.

U.S.: The lead story on a new F.B.I. lead in the D.B. Cooper case is worth a read, but it's hardly an exclusive. A little more fun and insightful is the report on how the debt deal was forged over delivery Chinese food, including an insightful fortune cookie.

Business: There's a very cool story on a man who grows freshwater pearls in east-central China that are approaching the quality of hard-to-get natural saltwater ones, but at a fraction of the cost. Also, check out Andrew Ross Sorkin's DealBook column on one of the Securities and Exchange Commission's obstacles in cleaning up Wall Street.

Science: The story on private submersibles trying to reach the oceans' deepest spot, known as Challenger Deep, works as a great look at the leading edge of deep-sea technology. And there's a fascinating look at new research from Mexican ruins that suggests war may have been the catalyst for more advanced human society.

Health: Don't miss the surprisingly fascinating Well blog slideshow showing people from around the world pictured with the food they eat. There's also a good essay, inspired by the death of Amy Winehouse, on who is likely to succumb to addiction.

Sports: The story to read here is the account of a trove of Yankees memorabilia, now on auction, from the family of a woman with whom Lou Gehrig carried on a doomed romance.

Opinion: The lead op-ed takes on the myth, which surfaced in the Michele Bachmann-endorsed "Marriage Vow," that U.S. slave families represented an ideal of domestic stability.

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