Books for Kids, Aging Presidents, and Remembering Pearl Harbor Day

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: The 70th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack will be the last one commemorated by the Survivor's Association. The group will disband after this year, as the number of members alive and healthy enough to attend events has dwindled. Also: The story of the Japanese admiral who orchestrated the attack, despite spending his entire career arguing that war against the United States was unwinnable.

World: Despite pressure from all angles, Syria's government stubbornly persists in its effort to ignore change and blame outsiders for the civil war brewing in its borders. How Angela Merkel has guided the debt crisis to "remake the euro zone in Germany's likeness."

U.S.: The Times continues its series on the "The Neediest Cases," profiles of poor families struggling to survive.

Health: Being president is a tough job that seems to age men prematurely, but it doesn't kill them. (Probably cause they're rich white guys with easy retirements.)

Style: The return of the turtleneck.

Books: A list of the best children's books of 2011, for holiday shoppers. An intriguing biography of historian Hugh Trevor-Roper, whose career was devastated after he "authenticated" a diary of Hitler that turned out to be a hoax.

Arts: Angelina Jolie has turned from actor to director with a movie about the war in Bosnia.

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