A Big Education Gap, an Olympian in High School, and Seating Charts at Fashion Week
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
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 "educational gap" between rich and poor students is widening, even more than the gap between races. Even if he's still a long shot, Rick Santorum is acting like a front runner and being treated like one by some people. Catholic Bishops have been gearing up for this birth control fight for months.
World: Brazil is bracing for a police strike in Rio just before Carnival, even as a similar strike in the northeast has led to a giant spike in murders. College students heading to Wall Street tested out their skills in a "valuation case competition" where they presented imaginary business deals for real-world companies.
Business: India's interest in doing business in Iran could complicate Western plans for sanctions.
Science: Communities are starting to overcome their aversion to turning sewer waste water into clean drinking water.
Opinion: One solution to our housing problems is to design houses (and zoning rules) that are better suited to the way today's families use them.
Sports: Missy Franklin already holds the world record in 200-meter backstroke, but will be competing for her high school at Colorado's state swimming championships this weekend. The Empire State Building held its annual "run up 86 flights of stairs" competition, but there's really only one man competing: Thomas Dold, who has won 7 years in a row.
Health: What do doctors tell their patients through non-verbal communication?
Movie: This week's reviews: Safe House, with Denzel Washington as a deadly spy, The Vow, with Rachel McAdams as an amnesiac wife, Return, the story of solider battling depression after coming back from the war, and the block of Oscar Nominated Short Films, which you can now see in many theaters.
Style: Publicist Pierre Rougier is one of the most feared and hated men in the fashion, since he decides who gets to sit where at some of Fashion Week's biggest runway shows.
Photo Gallery of the Day: A Cold War-era satellite relay base in California is for sale, including the dishes. (Story.)