Trimming the Times: Market Madness; Restoring the Monitor

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.

The home page leads with more global stock market tumult, though with the hopeful note that U.S. futures ended slightly up on Monday. Following close to that is the political analysis addressing Washington's difficulty in finding a compromise even in dire economic circumstances. To get a break from all the economic despair, take your time reading the lead Science story, all about the U.S.S. Monitor.

World: The lead story, on the Japanese government failing to release early radiation distribution forecasts after the earthquake in March, is well worth the click. In another great read, Thom Shanker kicks off the chorus of sentimentality for the soon-to-be closed Joint Visitors' Bureau, the U.S. military's "palatial" retreat and visitors' center in Iraq.

U.S.: Don't miss the report on the Albanian man who acted as a witness for the U.S. Justice Department and had his family separated for his trouble. And in a very odd crime story from Arizona, one identical twin is charged with a shooting, and police have only eyewitnesses to provide evidence as to which one.

Business: For more worrisome news about the U.S. and global economies, the lead story on how economic slowdown creates a vicious cycle will give you much more cause for hand-wringing. And as the apocalyptic signs mount, Andrew Ross Sorkin has an insightful interview with Henry Paulson, the treasury secretary under George W. Bush.

Science: There's a great article on the U.S.S. Monitor, the Union navy's revolutionary Civil War ship, whose recovered turret has been briefly exposed to the air so that the rust can be scraped off -- but there are also blueprints and lots of history built in. Also, the story on scientists studying evolution in Nebraska's sand dunes has some very interesting points on a central question of biology.

Health: Check out the story on a trend of plastic surgery among the elderly set, and the unknown complications that may come with it. And there's an interesting essay from a Florida doctor confounded by a law preventing her from asking patients if they own a gun.

Sports: Skip the lead story on the Mets' win (you can get that anywhere) and instead read the profile of Jason Blewitt, the handicapper at the Saratoga Springs racetrack in New York.

Opinion: In the Lead op-ed, historian David Clay Large argues, on the anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, that much of the perception that the games served to tone down the Nazi regime, if only temporarily, is myth from the start.

Arts: The story to catch here is the feature, complete with plenty of video, about aspiring stage actors now auditioning for Broadway shows online.

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