Trimming the Times: Oscillating Market; Ripping 'Rent'

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 volatile market news, as stocks closed up at the end of a down day. Also prominent today: The report on a group of journalists challenging the CIA to say it did kill civilians with a drone-launched missile that targeted a truckload of militants. But with all that heavy-handed news, don't forget to treat yourself to a spiky review of the new production of Rent.

World: The lead story here is David Cameron getting grilled over the London riots, but you can skip that (check out the Guardian's riot coverage instead). Rather, the story to read here is the report on an interview with Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who described the conditions while he was incarcerated.

U.S.: If you haven't already, you should read the story and slide show identifying the men who died when the Taliban shot down a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan. Less tragic, but still unpleasant, is the report on the Georgia home that was a retreat for Franklin D. Roosevelt, and that burned down on Tuesday.

Business: Once you get past the bigger finance stories, the feature on small investors figuring out how to deal with the oscillating market is a good and informative read, especially if you happen to be one. And in a bit of optimistic analysis, James B. Stewart suggests the current economic "aftershock" could be setting the stage for a "sustainable recovery."

Technology: An interesting report on the Bits blog points out how police in Manchester are identifying on Twitter those arrested for rioting, in a "virtual perp walk."

Science: Summer's not over yet, and a feature on the new rules governing old power plants points out energy supplies might come under strain before the hot weather is done with. Also, the E.P.A. has banned the weed-killer Imprelis because it was also killing trees.

Health: A new, aggressive "hot chemo bath" cancer therapy sounds ghastly but some say it's a breakthrough. And Well blog has an odd story about changes that happen in the brain when we tan.

Sports: Go with the main story, all about Golden State Warriors vet Chris Mullin, now an ESPN analyst, getting inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Opinion: The lead op-ed, by That Ziolkowski, suggests next month's Quiksilver Pro New York surfing competition is more about economics than shredding.

Arts: Definitely read the not-terribly-impressed review of a new production of Rent, which has returned to the Broadway stage after a three-year absence.

Travel: Another beautiful summer wish-list piece takes us to Marseille for a "36 Hours" feature.

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