Vegan Weight Lifters, Santorum's Journey, and the Dying American Dream

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: Is the American Dream gone? Economic mobility is lower in the United States then in most of Western Europe and Canada? How the death of an infant child turned Rick Santorum in a committed culture warrior.

Opinion: One of the pioneers of the internet, Vincent Cerf, argues that technology helps enable human rights, but technology (even internet access) is not a right by itself. Mitt Romney the Governor, was a moderate, not a conservative, but if he wins the nomination will he "flip back" to his old ways?

Styles: It's awards season, which means designers are jockeying to find the next star of the red carpet and get their clothes on her back.

Travel: A brief look at 19 discount travel websites.

U.S.: Texas' prison system is surprisingly kind to prisoners ... after they die, when fellow inmates take great care to oversee burials and funerals.

Technology: How online games like "Words with Friends" actually keep friendships alive, as the primary source of communication.

Sports: Putting ice on sore muscles is a common practice for sports injuries, but there's little scientific evidence that it helps, and it may actually hurt. The small, but devoted segment of professional bodybuilders who but gain mass through veganism.

World: Turkey is supposed to be the model for an Muslim democracy, but the government has been cracking down on the freedom of the press and targeting journalists who question it.

Arts: A profile of Timothy Olyphant for fans excited about the return of "Justified."

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