King Zuck, Letting Wall Street Off the Hook, and How a Dog Saved a Boy

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 paper found 350 instances where the Securities and Exchange Commission has given a big Wall Street bank a pass after violating one of its regulations. How Mark Zuckerberg stayed in total command of the company he founded.

Politics: Perhaps the most disliked group in politics, House Republicans are trying hard to change their image for 2012. If a woman is a feminist, pro-choice, and a Republican, is there anyone she can vote for?

World: One Japanese city has declared war on the yakuza, and war is what they got. A deal has been struck between treasure hunters and a British charity that will allow the searchers to recover a sunken warship (and its hundreds of millions of dollar of gold coins), while preserving artifacts for archaeology. A fight in France over an aging nuclear power plant that some see as a disaster waiting to happen, but that brings millions of euros to a small town this sits beside it and doesn't want to see it go.

Business: How Rochester, New York, has prospered despite the failures of its biggest industrial employer, Eastman Kodak. Behind the graphics company has literally covered most of Indianapolis in Super Bowl imagery.

U.S.: Despite a huge police initiative, violent crime continues to go up one Indian reservation in Wyoming.

Movies: Daniel Radcliffe's new haunted house movie, The Woman in Black is not "especially scary, but it keeps you on edge, and without the usual vivisectionist imagery."

Technology: Is our reliance on GPS making it harder for brains to use one of its best skills: making mental maps?

Art: A review of a new Van Gogh exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Sunday Magazine: A real weeper about a service dog who helped a young boy with developmental disabilities. Research suggest teenagers are growing more conservative and better behaved.

Photo Gallery of the Day: The Van Gogh exhibit.

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