Susan Rice's Tough Talk, Cory Booker's Dilemma, and the New Silverado

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

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Behind the New York Times pay wall, you only get 10 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: Susan Rice, who withdrew herself from consideration for Secretary of State, has a direct style that "is a reflection of Mr. Obama’s own: impatient with niceties, uninterested in small talk or long dinners, focused solely on results."

World: Waning confidence from Russia is a bad sign for Bashar al-Assad's government.

Politics: Murals painted as part of the annual gathering Living Walls intended intended to benefit the Atlanta's aesthetics have been called pornographic and demonic.

New York: Cory Booker's reign as mayor of Newark draws criticism for being too much show and not enough results as the city continues to struggle.

Business: G.M. has revealed their new designs for the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra trucks  to pick up on the growing market for pickups.

Sports: As Josh Hamilton moves from the Rangers to the Angels, it's not a certainty that "the deal swings the balance of power in the A.L."

Opinion: T. M. Luhrmann on biblical interpretation.

Art & Design: Holland Cotter travels to the newly renovated Yale University Art Gallery and says that the "angels of art, design and budgetary planning were on duty. Everything worked."

Books: Janet Maslin calls Deidre Blair's biography of artist Saul Steinberg "a studious, bone-dry book that is packed with information yet utterly inert."

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