Trimming the Times: Pricey Irene; Real Dry Riesling

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 an expense report from Hurricane Irene, which is expected to be one of the 10 costliest disasters in U.S. history. And there's a sobering feature on those who lost their lives in the storm, through bravery, foolishness, and bad luck. And check out the Dining and Wine feature on where you can get dry Rieslings that are actually dry.

World: You should check out the section's lead story, on the Libyan rebels trying to fill a power vacuum in a divided Tripoli. And the report on a gruesome series of U.S. medical tests on Guatemalan prisoners shortly after World War II is quite disturbing, but a fascinating story whose details are just emerging.

U.S.: There's plenty more storm coverage, but other news as well, such as the demographic report that shows minorities lead population growth in the biggest U.S. cities. And the story about a struggle over prayers at a Texas veterans' cemetery is also worth a click.

Business: You can skip the lead story, on charities getting less money from Wall Street these days. Instead, check out the report that found 25 of the nation's biggest companies paid more to their executives than they did in taxes. And AT&T has found a smart spin to put on its proposed T-Mobile buy: job creation.

Science: Check out the story on the final report from a government agency that found the utility company at fault for the massive gas explosion that destroyed a neighborhood and killed eight people in San Bruno, California, last year.

Sports: A couple of game stories worth reading today include the main write-up from the ongoing U.S. Open in New York, as well as the coverage of a tense Yankees-Red Sox game, which the Yanks won.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Mark Essig says shooting feral pigs from helicopters, as Texas now allows, is the wrong way to control the population, but it should be controlled.

Arts: Definitely read about the newest issue of DC Comics' Justice League, which features revised characters and some heretofore unknown backstory.

Dining and Wine: The end-of-summer recipes that feature things like grilled peaches will make good reference material for Labor Day cooking. And for those getting sick of "dry" Rieslings that seem ever-more sweet, a report on Alsace's varietals says they've returned to form.

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