A Titanic Anniversary, Turkey Reconsiders, and Life As a Hockey Goon

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 Story: The Times has the second installment of an intense three-part series on Derek Boogaard, an NHL enforcer who died in May at age 28. The series looks at how he came to be a brawling "goon" and how that life may have contributed, through depression and brain injuries, to his death.

World: Intelligence officials now say that the explosion at an Iranian military base last month was a huge blow to the country's long-range missile program. Turkey has fought for years to become "worthy" of joining the European Union. Given the EU's current messes, now Turkey isn't so sure they want to be in the club anymore.

U.S.: Anti-abortion activists are divided on the best tactics for the movement, as some continue to push for draconian laws, only to seem them get rejected by voters. A rare interview with Chelsea Clinton who is slowly developing into a powerful (and more famous) businesswoman in her own right, as she transitions to a "purposefully public life."
Business: Actor Mark Ruffalo is taking the lead in upstate New York's anti-fracking movement. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, Democratic Representative Dan Boren is getting rich off natural gas businesses that his family owns, even as he serves as co-chairman of the House Natural Gas Caucus and pushes for the industry in Congress.

Technology: The iPhone's newest widget, Siri, is making annoying cell phone talkers much, much more annoying.

Blogs: A young man captured in iconic Occupy Wall Street photos, his face bloodied after a confrontation with police, may not be a principled activist, but instead a disturbed man, looking for a fight.

Opinion: Newt Gingrich's doctoral dissertation (on Congolese education policy) is not great history or great reading.

Science: The 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster is next spring, which may be your last opportunity to see the wreck up close. (For about $60,000.)

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