Mitt's Pro-Life Journey, a Lincoln Hoax, and Remembering Whitney

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: How Mitt Romney went from believing abortion should be "safe and legal" to becoming staunchly pro-life. Critics of the economic safety net are the ones most dependent on it. (See more about this story here.)

Opinion: "For a woman seeking a satisfying relationship as well as a secure economic future, there has never been a better time to be or become highly educated."

Science: Scientists examine the physics of head hair.

Travel: First-class air travel is not as luxurious as it used to be, but just as expensive.

Technology: Executives and diplomats traveling overseas are battling against attempts to steal sensitive data from their phones and laptops. Researchers say the "matching algorithms" of online dating sites are unlikely to actually produce lasting romantic relationships.

U.S.: A famous painting thought to be of Mary Todd Lincoln that hung in the Illinois governor's mansion (and the story behind its creation) is actually a hoax, made in the 1920s to defraud Lincoln's descendants.

TV: There's a proliferation of reality shows about cocky and rich high-end Manhattan real estate brokers.

Sports: A gripping profile of Quanitta Underwood, an American hopeful in women's boxing (a new Olympic sport for 2012) who, with her sister, endured years of sexual abuse from her father. One of the show dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club show this week is a descendant of the sled dogs who saved Nome, Alaska, from a diphtheria outbreak and inspired the Iditarod.

Obituaries: The full obituary for Whitney Houston and a critical apprasial of her career.

Photo Gallery of the Day: The Grammy Awards' red carpet.

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