Trimming the Times: Europe's Debt; Cuban Beatles

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.

Now that the U.S. debt dealing has left the headlines, today's homepage turns back to Europe, leading with a report on the European Central Bank stepping in to buy Spanish and Italian debt for the first time. But the U.S. economy wasn't far down on the page, as a highly placed Congressional Memo report noted the urgency behind the new debt-reduction panel brought by the S&P downgrade. For a fun respite, check out the report of a new, government-owned, Beatles-themed bar in Havana, Cuba.

World: There is, of course, lots of global coverage of the weekend's rioting in London, but The Times' story and slide show provide a good overview if you don't feel like sorting through the wider reports. Also, catch the great feature on Chinese premiere Wen Jiabao as he searches for "reforms and relevance" in a rapidly changing world. And the fairly short but highly entertaining Havana Journal report on the Cuban government-owned Yellow Submarine Bar is definitely worth a click.

U.S.: The lead story, on a Polish immigrant who successfully fought to bring his family back from deportation, is a great read. Also fascinating is the report from Cape Cod, where drug use has led to an increase in break-ins.

Business: A startling report worth clicking contends that the next U.S. economic slowdown could be even worse than the last one. And in media news, David Carr has an interesting look at an obscure but lucrative marketing arm of News Corporation known as News America Marketing.

Technology: Skip the mundane lead report on retail stores moving to paperless receipts. Instead, check out the story about Google finally getting a book deal in France.

Sports: It would be worth checking in with the game story after this very rough weekend for the Yankees, who went down in a series with the Red Sox. Outside the baseball stadium, a report on the New York City Triathlon brings up renewed safety concerns after one death and another close call on Sunday.

Opinion: The lead op-ed tears into an obscure section of U.S. financial law that has had devastating effects on the economy of the Congo.

Arts: The review to read is of Chekov's Uncle Vanya, now at Washington's Kennedy Theater.

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