Trimming the Times: Loyalists' Flight; Sperm Donor Difficulty

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 news from Libyan rebels, who say some loyalists of Muammar Qaddafi are fleeing south into Niger, as the rest of their forces negotiate a surrender to the rebels. Also high on the page, a Tech report points out that many open, thriving businesses can't shake the "permanently closed" label on Google Places. And an unexpectedly fascinating report from the Health section looks at possible long-term complications from sperm donations.

World: Definitely catch the report from Damascus, where life seems to go on as usual, even as violent and often deadly protests rock the rest of Syria. And the Ishikawa Journal report on Fukushima's link to World War II-era nuclear projects in Japan is also worth a click.

U.S.: The lead report, on an apparent conflict of interest in Nevada Representative Shelley Berkeley's pet cause of kidney care and her husband's work as a physician, makes for a good read on how subtle these conflicts can sometimes be. Also read up on a leak case that has revealed new details on U.S. efforts to spy on Israel.

Business: As markets struggle this week amid economic uncertainty in Europe, a pair of articles works to make sense of the situation there: Read the report on a possible sharp change in European fiscal affairs together with the one on European bankers pushing political leaders to act. And for good measure, throw in the report on the Swiss central bank working to curb the rise of the franc.

Science: The lead story, on scientists studying the ideal conditions in which to hear sound, is quite good. But for a bit more intrigue and mystery, check out the report from one Bay Area journalist who used his bicycle's GPS as a sort of black box to piece together what led him to crash after his memory was wiped out.

Health: Check out the report on sperm donors, their many offspring, and the complications that arise from that disparity in numbers. And for a bit of medical fascination, read the Well blog pointer to the Science Times piece on people with misophonia, which renders normal sounds of eating unbearable.

Sports: Check in with the U.S. Open, and the report on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga surpassing top U.S. seed Marty Fish. And don't miss the report on Terri Pompay, the horse trainer who joined a small group of women with top-level stakes in Saratoga.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Michigan State professor Helen Zoe Veit argues that schools should reinstate home economics to teach kids the skills to cook nutritiously.

Arts: With film critic A.O. Scott in Colorado for the Telluride film festival, check out his report on the town, the scene, and the films.

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