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 analysis from debt-challenged Europe, where banks find themselves in a downward cycle of fear and tough credit. Also high on the page, an in-depth feature with a multimedia component takes a close look at Israel's imaginary Green Line, "the pre-1967 boundary with the West Bank at the heart of stalled negotiations for a Palestinian state." For us, the top choice was the review of Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio's restaurant Craft.
World: The lead story, on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta supporting a plan to keep 3,000 to 4,000 U.S. troops in Iraq past the year-end deadline for their withdrawal, is probably the best report of many on the developing story that emerged yesterday. And don't miss this report of a Parisian attempt at urban renewal as the French capital addresses violence in one of its hardscrabble suburbs by tearing down a housing tower.
U.S.: The lead story, on families feeling more and more state budget cuts, is certainly important but it kind of blends into the cacophony of bad economic news these days. For a bit of conflict, check out the rundown on the city government feud in Miami that may push out the police chief there. Also, check out Adam Liptak's look at U.S. civil liberties in light of the USA Patriot Act and 10 years after 9/11.