An Atheist in Rhode Island, Jefferson's Slaves, and a Year Without Sports

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: A 16-year-old atheist in Rhode Island has won a lawsuit to have a prayer removed from the walls of her high school and angered most of her town in the process. Yale's quarterback may have been denied a chance at a Rhodes Scholarship because of a sexual assault allegation (and not because he chose to withdraw voluntarily.) A history of Newt Gingrich's many (often ugly) ethics fights in Congress.

World: Israel is questioning whether Iran really would or could retaliate should the Israelis decide to strike their nuclear program. The Arab League monitors in Syria aren't being allowed to see much of anything.

Politics: Mitt Romney actually did pay more in taxes than he owed, because our tax laws are so complicated that mistakes were made on his returns.

Health: Kettlebells are making a comeback in fashionable gyms, but they may also be a promising therapy for back and neck pain.

Arts: Two big museum exhibits — one in Washington, DC, and a related one at Monticello in Virginia — look at Thomas Jefferson's relationship to slavery. Dubstep DJ Srkillex rules, apparently.

Books: The villain of a new techno-thriller, The Fear Index, is a secret computer program that helps a hedge fund clean up ... until it goes rogue.

Sports: A high school in Texas will suspend sports for a year to try and save itself from being shut down.

Business: Wind and solar power companies are struggling, but the government has lost interest in supporting them with subsidies. Regulators try to crack down on fake online product reviews that are bought and paid for by the companies they rave about.

Photo Gallery of the Day: A day with Arab League monitors in Syria.

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