Navy Bomb Makers, Noisy Debates, and How to Avoid the Super Bowl

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 new investigation of Apple's Chinese suppliers. Playing to the audience at the GOP debates makes for great television. Opponents of a candidate for a local city council in Arizona are challenging her right to run, based on the claim that she isn't fluent in English.

World: Iran is arresting jorunalists and bloggers without official notice, hoping the rumors spread fear and intimidation to regime critics.

U.S.: Meet the bomb makers assembling munitions for the U.S. Navy deep below the decks of aircraft carriers. The government is pushing for a federal ID system for cattle that would eventually end the traditional practice of branding cows.

Technology: How to increase the security on your cellphone.

Health: Scientists are looking at how wearing high heeled shoes alters body mechanics and increases the risk of leg injuries.

Science: A cognitive psychologist applied the knowledge of his field to his attempts to learn to play the guitar as an adult.

Books: A review of Blueprints of the Afterlife, a "bracingly weird ... slipstream science fiction" story about a post-apocolyptic Earth.

Travel: How to get the best restaurant tables, fights, show tickets, and ski and golf packages by booking on Super Bowl Sunday.

Photo Gallery: The anniversary of the Egyptian uprising.

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