A CEO President, a Miracle Horse, and the Cellphone Heard Round the World

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: How the new super PACs and a change in delegate rules have allowed Mitt Romeny's rivals to stay in the race much longer than they might have in previous elections. A examination of Federal Reserve meetings from 2006 shows that most officials laughed at the idea that a housing collapse might fuel a recession.

U.S.: The Obama administration is calling on a health insurance company to defend its "excessive" rate increases, in the first test of new rules set under the Affordable Heath Care Act. A bizarre tale of how an African-American pastor came to own the deed on a building that houses "The Redneck Shop," a Confederate and Klan-themed store owned by a white supremacist.

Business: Advertisers are bringing back classic characters and jingles to evoke fond memories in a strategy called "comfort marketing." How a Malaysian billionaire became a power player in American casino gambling through a large lobbying campaign.

Opinion: Both David Brooks and Paul Krugman ask if it makes sense to elect a businessman as president, when running a for-profit corporation is not the same thing as running a government. What will life be like for the new batch of married priests, former Episcopals welcomed into the church on a rare dispensation that will allow them to be ordained and stay married?

World: Proving the law of unintended consequences, Vladimir Putin's web site is allowing citizens to submit suggestions on how he could run the country, but many are simply telling him to quit. South Sudan, briefly united to gain independence from the North, is once again torn apart by ethnic conflict.

New York: The elderly businessman who brought the New York Philharmonic to a halt with his iPhone alarm this week says he hasn't slept in two days and blamed it on having a new phone he didn't understand.

Sports: In a comeback story worthy of a Hollywood movie, a horse that was badly injured in a terrible barn fire is now a finalist for International Horse of the Year in equestrian competitions.

Politics: A private, Catholic-affiliated, boys-only school outside Washington is becoming a popular choice for the children of conservative politicians.

Books: A review of a fortuitously timed novel about a solider in Kim Jong-il's North Korea, that is called "harrowing and deeply affecting."

Science: Doctors in Sweden have replaced a man's cancerous windpipe with a completely plastic one that was then covered in stem cells, possibly proving the effectiveness of what could be a revolutionary new treatment. IBM researchers have built a digital storage device out of just 12 atoms, pushing the limits of information storage.

Sunday Magazine: This week's cover story is about the prison transformation of Judith Clark, a former member of the Weather Underground sentenced to 75 years in prison for driving the getaway car in a notorious robbery that left two policemen dead.

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