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 on President Barack Obama's defense of the U.S. case against the Iranian terrorism suspects and his call for sanctions against Tehran. Also high on the page, a feature from India looks at the surge in Indian students studying in the United States as top universities in their home country become more and more competitive. And even if you don't care about Jill Abramson's The Puppy Diaries, the uniquely challenging task of passing judgment on the boss's work makes John Grogan's review a can't-miss.
World: After catching up on the president's strong words in support of the U.S. terrorism case against two Iranian men (and Iran's equally stiff denial), check out C.J. Chivers's latest report from Afghanistan, where U.S. forces trying to wind down their role now focus on pragmatic goals such as making sure the Afghan forces they fight with are up to snuff.
U.S.: The feature on Michele Bachmann's law studies at Oral Roberts University includes some fascinating insight into how the candidate learned of god and law simultaneously. The story of a couple that got lost in a corn maze and had to call 911 has been making the rounds, but The Times' take, more about corn mazes themselves than this particular incident, is quite amusing. And in a bit of unexpected news, a new trend in municipal money saving nationwide comes straight out of Doctor Strangelove: Halting water fluoridation.