Trimming the Times: Speech Scheduling; Ned Kelly's Bones

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 the news that President Barack Obama has moved his speech on jobs to Thursday night after Speaker John Boehner cried foul over him scheduling it against the Republican presidential debate to be held next Wednesday. Also high on the page is the report on Vermont's treasured covered bridges, many of which were destroyed in Hurricane Irene. Our top pick: the report that the bones of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly have been identified.

World: You can probably skip the latest update from Libya, where Muammar Qaddafi's son is denying the latest rebel claims that they've cornered the former dictator. Rather, read about the former rapper who's worrying German officials with his new message of jihad. And the story about Myanmar soccer fans' relative freedom inside the stadium is a good snapshot of the scene there.

U.S.: The report on Florida cracking down on so-called pill mills is worth a click, as the state tries to get a handle on prescription drug abuse. And California is getting ready to pass the Dream Act, which would allow illegal immigrants access to state funds for college.

Business: With the blocked AT&T takeover of T-Mobile on everyone's mind, DealBook takes a look at the U.S. Justice Department's varying degrees of enforcement of antitrust laws over the past couple of years. And we get some analysis in Tech about what the AT&T deal might mean to consumers and the overall wireless market.

Science: Don't miss the report from Australia, where a set of bones has been identified as that of the famed outlaw Ned Kelly--but the search for his skull goes on.

Sports: The lead feature, on baseball teams tormenting their relief pitchers by making them wear schoolgirl backpacks, is pretty funny and worth a read. And if you're following the U.S. Open, the "Point/Counterpoint" post in the Straight Sets blog is worth a look.

Opinion: In the lead op-ed, Representative Thomas McMillen of Maryland makes the case for universities to better monitor their athletic programs to avoid sports scandals.

Arts: Check out the latest Art of Summer installment, about the "human dance" at New York's Grand Central Station.

Style: Jennifer 8. Lee has a trend piece on the latest crop of college graduates, who are taking dead-end jobs as they wait for the economy to bounce back.

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