Big Trade Shows, Big Parking Lots, and "The Obamas"

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: An excerpt and a review of Jodi Kantor's gossipy new book about the Obamas. New documents detail how U.S. agents helped a Mexican drug lord launder millions of dollars of drug money in an effort to infiltrate his operation.

TV: Keith Olbermann has only been at Current TV for six months, but he's already feuding with bosses and they are only talking to each other through lawyers.

Architecture: How to think of parking lots (which cover a third of some U.S. cities) as living public spaces.

Business: A preview of the increasingly irrelevant Consumer Electronics Show and Ford's attempt to re-invigorate the Detroit Auto Show.

Health: The increasing number of weight loss surgeries for young people may be ineffective and unhealthy for still developing bodies.

Opinion: Two op-eds about Haiti on the second anniversary of its devastating earthquake: A new self-reliant farming economy could save the county, but the recovery has been stalled by slow government action. A major health threat to children is "toxic stress" that comes from growing up around poverty and abuse.

Politics: A new profile of Mitt Romney's four sons.

Arts: Rap star Nicki Minaj is the newest fashion icon among pop stars.

Travel: A series of "Where To Go in 2012" articles on the best things ahead this year in: Music, Shopping, Arts, Food, and Global Travel

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