Crying Koreans, Rogue Juries, and Kim Jong-il's Bowling Records

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: How authentic were the outpourings of grief from North Koreans following Kim Jong-il's death?  A bizarre story of an Orthodox rabbi whose congregation mysteriously lost millions of dollars, but has supporters who claim that he's the victim a embezzlement and extortion plot involving a former aide and a PR executive.

Opinion: A defense of "jury nullification," particularly in the case of non-violent drug offenses.

Science: Great Lakes states continue a decades-long fight to keep the invasive Asian carp out of their waters.

Health: In an unusual consequence of our health care/immigration system, an illegal immigrant can get a lifetime of dialysis treatments paid for by the government, but can't get the kidney transplant that would save his life for far less money.

Business: Now that their merger with AT&T has fallen through, the struggling T-Mobile has few options remaining and is worse off now than before talks started.

Sports: Kim Jong-il had a bizarre fascination with sports that often included boasting about his own unbelievable exploits (like rolling a 300 in his first game of bowling ever.)

Food: Gift ideas for non-cooks who need a little push to become better chefs.

Arts: Oscar season movie reviews: Albert NobbsThe Adventures of Tintin, and Chinese epic, The Flowers of War

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