Throwing Curveballs, Drawing Batman, and a Look Back at Japan's Disaster

A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.

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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.

Top Stories: Taimoor Shah and Graham Bowley report firsthand the gruesome details of an American sergeant's massacre of 16 Afghan civilians this weekend. Republican primary voters in the South can't make up their minds. One year later, Japan reflects on the "three pronged onslaught of earth, sea, and radiation" that devastated the country.

Opinion: In the wake of the Japanese disaster's anniversary, Richard Brodsky takes stock of the reforms our own nuclear regulatory commission requires.

Business: In a media environment that sees more and more content aggregation, some in the industry are coming together to set up a "code of conduct" by which websites can define the "best practices."

Technology: Jenna Wortham describes the "laid-back" business style and broad appeal of Pinterest, the new social site that will "unleash teh scrapbook maker in all of us."

Sports: Even as operations on young pitchers increase, new research shows that the long-held belief that kids shouldn't throw curveballs may be wrong.

New York: As long-term residents of New York's public housing resist moving out of "underoccupied" apartments, a waiting list among those with larger families grows longer.

Obituaries: Sheldon Moldoff, who died at 91, was a comic artist who drew many uncredited covers, including some of the more iconic depictions of Batman.

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