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 a report from Syria, where embattled President Bashar Assad has stayed ahead of a popular uprising, but may not survive a recession coupled with economic sanctions. Also high on the page, a feature on New York City's Department of Design and Construction gives some neat background on a new crop of design-forward city buildings popping up around town. And we're clapping for the lead Arts story, about the financial windfall for New York's Metropolitan Opera.
World: The lead story, on the sentencing of former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, is quite fascinating but also available elsewhere. The reports from Surt, where Libyan forces continue to battle Qaddafi loyalists, are worth the click as NATO finds itself surprised at the loyalists' tenacity. And check out the report of a terrifying-sounding shoot out over drugs on the Mekong river, which caused Chinese officials to suspend boat traffic there.