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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 approval of a new design for nuclear reactors opens the door for the first new power plants to be built in American in more than a decade. The strategy and  responses involving defendants who break down crying in open court.

World: Observers have noticed that Kim Jong-un's older brothers have been noticeably absent from official photos of those mourning their father in North Korea, as outsiders look for clues to the family dynamics. The U.S. is implementing a sort of "gun buy back" program in Libya, only the guns are portable shoulder-fired missiles, after thousands of the anti-aircraft weapons were stolen from Muammar Qaddafi's arsenals.

Politics: Ron Paul, a candidate who is adamantly opposed to military intervention overseas, leads all other candidates in contributions from active duty service members.

Opinion: Paul Krugman ask why politicians, in this case Mitt Romney, don't pay a higher price for saying things about their opponents that aren't true?

Business: Real estate developers in New York are offering their undeveloped lots to pop-up businesses willing to breathe life into the space where nothing will be built anytime soon.

Sports: The Ivy League doesn't give athletic scholarships, but improved financial aid polices for all students have made it easier to lure elite athletes to their teams.

Science: Pigeons cannot only count, they can learn abstract rules about numbers and rank groups of dots in order of their size.

Technology: The best iPhone apps of the year.

Sunday Magazine: This weekend is the annual "The Lives They Lived" issue, looking back at the notable people who left us in 2011.

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