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 home page leads with the still-closed Federal Aviation Administration, where 4,000 employees and thousands more construction contractors are furloughed as a congressional stalemate cuts off funding. Also big news this morning, Hosni Mubarak has gone to his first day in court in Egypt, wheeled in on a hospital bed inside a mesh cage. But our pick for the day has got to be the Cuban real estate feature, leading the World section below.
World: There's a great feature on Cuba's plans to legalize the buying and selling of real estate at the end of this year, and the would-be entrepreneurs ready to take advantage of the new industry. The story about allegations of military complicity in Mexican drug rings is also fascinating. And while it's not an exclusive, the story about Chinese officials and construction workers getting prison time after last November's deadly high-rise fire is worth a click.
U.S.: Another big news feature on violence within a Massachusetts mental health facility makes for a good read as the Times follows this aspect of public health quite closely. And a report on a new spy drone set to replace the U2 spy plane brings up some interesting details in the military's surveillance game -- for instance, did you even know they still used U2 spy planes?