Trimming the Times: Flat-lining Europe; Landfill Vacation

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 report from Europe sees the economy in the euro zone nearly stalled as government austerity programs take their toll on national economies there. Also high on the page, a compilation of reports of violence in Iraq, which experienced its deadliest day of the year on Monday. And a great report on a Singapore landfill that's also a weekend getaway shows how a city can deal with waste in style.

World: An excellent report from China looks at the burgeoning popular pressure citizens are putting on the government through more and more frequent protests. And the story of gold prospectors flocking to Australia is somewhat reminiscent of the mid-19th-century gold fever that swept the United States.

U.S.: With all the disparate coverage of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse, the main Times story on the fallout works as a good central report. And in an odd stunt, the Seattle Space Needle is holding a contest for its anniversary where the winner will actually get sent to space.

Business: After you've read the front-page story on Europe's sluggish economy, check out the follow-up to Monday's Warren Buffett op-ed, examining the possibility of higher taxes for the rich. And DealBook has a report on a "frenzy of activity" in mergers and acquisitions.

Science: A story on new research into cancer development notes how the more scientists learn about the condition, the more "willful and calculating" it seems to be. And there's a very cool report from Singapore, where a working landfill serves as a nature reserve and a popular getaway.

Sports: Check out the lead feature on Minnesota Twins slugger Jim Thome, the eighth player to hit 600 homers, and someone who has never been linked to steroid use.

Opinion: On the anniversary of Russia's war with Georgia over South Ossetia, Daniel Byman and Charles King outline the dangers inherent in the existence of so-called phantom states.

Arts: Check out the New Music column, about an album out from Jeff Bridges.

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