Cricket Fights, Electoral Math, and How Not to Punish Your Kids

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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: New scrutiny is being placed on a small-town pastor and his popular child-rearing book after three children died while being raised under its strategies (which include whipping unruly kids with a switch). Sexual harassment isn't just for secretaries and presidential candidates; half of middle and high school kids says it's a regular part of their school day too. How special teams of DEA commando squads are inserting themselves into drug wars around the world.


Business: The zest for slashing budgets has renewed the decades old push to replace dollar bills with coins. Disney is cutting a content deal with YouTube.


World: A look at how average Greeks are holding up under all the weight of Europe and the world. (Hint: not well.) There's bull fighting, cockfighting, dog fighting, and also boxing, but in China, the blood sport is cricket fighting. (Yes, the insects.) Notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal, already in jail on a life sentence, will be tried for bombings he is accused of orchestrating in France in the 1980s.

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Sports: There's a ton of NYC Marathon coverage, but the best might be this story about the special perks of being an "elite" professional runner.


Television: Even after a renewed commitment to prime-time, NBC is getting crushed even harder in the ratings.


Sunday Magazine: One year out from the election, Nate Silver take a very deep look at the math that President Obama must count on for re-election. And even though it's the key plank of the campaign, can the president (or any politician) even create job? (Answer: not really.) 


Sunday Book Review: A look at the memoirs of Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, neither of which is a very fun read.


Obituaries: In case, you missed it: Andy Rooney died on Friday.

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