Pre-Super Bowl Ads, Self-Driving Cars, and Mitch Daniels' Big 'What If'?

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: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels declined not to run for President, but will deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union, leaving many Republicans to wonder "what if?" A look at the spotty attendance records of Supreme Court justices at the big speech.

Business:  Advertisers are doing early advertising for their Super Bowl commercials, ignoring the belief that the ads need to be saved for the Big Game. How the video conferencing equipment used in some of the world's most important boardrooms is extremely vulnerable to hackers.

Opinion: How to integrate Europe's Muslims into their adopted countries.

Technology: Self-driving cars are the future of automobiles, but they will force us to rethink they way our world deals with traffic, as well as "legal liability, privacy and insurance regulation"

Science: A look at the millions of fossils found in the LaBrea Tar Pits. DNA testing is helping adoptees connect to long-lost blood relatives.

Books: A biography of Josef Ganz, the Jewish engineer and car writer who consulted for the Hitler-era Volkswagen before being driven from the country by the Gestapo. Two new books timed to Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee shed light on her marriage to Prince Philip

World: Pheasant Island in they Pyrenees  the oldest surviving "condominium" — a territory jointly administered by two different countries; in this case, Spain and France, who trade sovereignty every six months and don't let anyone visit.

Sports: The daughter of Baseball Hall of Famer Gary Carter has been keeping a moving blog about his battle with brain cancer.

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