Mitt's Big Day, Yoga's Sex Scandals, and Happy Birthday, Oreos

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: Mitt Romney's campaign faces a crucial test in today's Michigan primary. In order to pay out benefits, New York municipal governments are borrowing money from the very state pension fund that they are supposed to be putting money into. A history of sex scandals in the world of yoga.

Opinion: Is the emphasis on early diagnosis in health care wasting resources and causing anxiety — "This process doesn’t promote health; it promotes disease" — and doing more harm than good?

World: Japanese officials secretly considered evacuating Tokyo during the early moments of last year's nuclear crisis.

Science: The five fingers on your hand are more closely linked then you may think.

Health: Knee replacement surgery can actually save lives, as it keeps patients who receive one active and mobile. Taking certain combinations of pain medications and anti-depressants can cause "cognitive impairment and memory loss."

Tech: Because of difficulties securing the streaming rights to popular films, Netflix has focused on streaming TV shows instead.

Business: An interview with AOL CEO and "Arianna Huffington’s Work Husband" Tim Armstrong. The Oreo turns 100 years old.

Books: A review of the memoir of Anthony Shadid, who died this month covering the war in Syria. Noam Scheiber's new book says that Obama's "dysfunctional" economic team mishandled the financial crisis as they fought over the best way to attack the problem.

Sports: NBA hopefuls try to survive via the league's infamous 10-day contract. A Jewish high school's basketball team will not get to play in the state semi-finals because the game is on the Sabbath. Junior hockey organizations are making a major push to eliminate fighting from the sport.

Obituaries: Jan Berenstain, co-creator of the Berenstain Bears.

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