Star Wars, Kindergarten Wars, and Being Young and Black in the City

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 perpetrator responsible for one of the most horrific murders in New York City history turned himself in to police a day after trapping an elderly woman in the elevator of her building and burning her alive. Plus, more analysis of the uncertainty around North Korea situation.

Government: A federal immigration program allows foreign investors to earn a green card simply by investing in certain construction projects, essentially allowing rich foreigners to buy their way into U.S. Some also say the program (which is supposed to benefit poor neighborhoods) is being abused to spur development in rich communities.

Health: Loma Linda, California, which has one of the highest longevity rates of any community in the world, is about to get its first McDonald's. Increased digitization of hospital records naturally makes it easier for those records to be compromised, usually through lost or stolen computers.

NYC: The most powerful and feared woman in New York City might be Elisabeth "Babby" Krents, a perfectly nice person who is the admissions director for the Dalton kindergarten, one of the most exclusive prep schools in the country.

Business: The paper has profiles of two different high-ranking NBC cable executives, Mark Lazarus, in charge of sports, and Bonnie Hammer, who runs the other cable networks.

Arts: A review of "The Old Republic," a Star Wars-based multiplayer online video game that could be "the first legitimate competition that World of Warcraft has faced for the hearts, minds, hours and dollars of millions of players"

Sunday: In case you missed, a young black man tells what it's like to be a constant target of police suspicion and searches. Thanks to Facebook, high school reunions are a lot less mysterious and maybe no longer necessary

Obituaries: Former Czech dissident turned president, Vaclav Havel.

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