A New Mass, Good Books, and Santa Has Some Bad News

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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: How one billionaire protects his fortune and avoids taxes. A recent study suggested willpower is a finite resource, but n now other scientists are disputing that, saying it's really a matter of ... willpower.

World: Relations between Pakistan and the U.S. continue to deteriorate after NATO attacked Pakistani soldiers over the weekend. The Catholic Church unveiled a new worldwide translation of the Mass on Sunday.

U.S.: How good branding created the Occupy Wall Street movement. Why department store Santas have to be careful about what they do and don't promise to (possibly poor) kids asking for gifts. Analyzing the relationships between GOP candidates might reveal clues about how the election will play out ... and who could be who's running mate.

Opinion: How Alabama's immigration law is already hurting the state.

Business: The Rose Bowl parade is struggling because cities and companies can't afford the the floats. The NBA lockout is solved (maybe), but another big labor fight is looming between Hollywood studios and trade unions.

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Science: Instead of driving fisherman out of business, the Nature Conservancy is working with them to gather data and build more sustainable fishing practice.

Arts:  A list of 100 notable books from 2011.  Despite its disastrous beginnings, the Spider-Man musical is making money and may even turn a profit for its investors someday. A look at the culture of "reaction videos," or why do people turn the camera on themselves when watching significant events ... and why would other people want to watch that?

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