Fake Languages, Talking Eggs, and Newt's EMP Attack

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: As U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq, they are unsure what to do with the last remaining military detainee. Should they turn him over to the Iraqis, or find a way to bring him to the U.S. for trial? David Cameron tried to protect Britain's financial sector by shunning the European Union, but he may have done more harm than good, by isolating it from the continent.

Opinion: New York State must carefully decided how to handle hydraulic fracking, in order to drill for natural gas without damaging water supplies.

Politics: Newt Gingrich's greatest fear is apparently an electromagnetic pulse attack that wipes out the electricity grid in North America.

Technology: Could Amazon's Kindle Fire become the Edsel of tablet computers? The Occupy protests and their numerous "live streamers" may have finally proven the viability of the experience.

U.S.: A family in Texas says their 18-year-old son committed suicide because he was concerned about his immigration status, and that it might have jeopardized his chance to go to college. Some kids in upstate New York don't sit on Santa's lap ... they ask a giant talking egg for presents.

Health: Research may have found the first disease (hemophilia B)  that can actually be treated by gene therapy.

Food: As Hannaukah approaches, a recipie for latkes.

Arts:  A Game of Thrones is the latest TV show to hire linguists to invent an entire langauge for some of its characters.

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