Saving the Salamander, Mitt's Michigan Problems, and Google's Glasses

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: Released records show the "fog" of confusion that surrounded the early response to the disaster at Fukushima nuclear plant following Japan's big earthquake last year. Mitt Romney is not having the success he had hoped for in Michigan, a state he grew up in and won easily in 2008.

Politics: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa is trying to rehabilitate his reputation and national prospects as his term ends.

Opinion: Palestinians must turn to non-violent protesting if they hope to become an independent state.

Science: Biologists in Mississippi protect a stretch of road on behalf of tiny salamanders that must cross it to mate and breed. An ecology lab in Central Park monitors every aspect of the park's environment, from soil and water quality to landscaping.

Business: Many industries operate under the "lottery" career paths of old Hollywood studios, where young people accept low-paying menial ("mailroom") jobs in the hope of shooting up the corporate ladder.

Food: Don't blame potatoes and corn for the "evil" uses that food companies, like Pringles, use them for.

Technology: Google is working on a pair of glasses that would stream information to the eye as a heads-up display.

Sports: Forty-year-old swimmer Janet Evans is trying to qualify for her fourth Olympics, 16 years after her last one.

Sunday Magazine: A profile of Scott Ritter, the former U.N. weapons inspector who seeks vindication for trying to stop the Iraq invasion, but has since been convicted of being an internet predator.

Photo Gallery of the Day: The Koran-burning protests in Afghanistan.

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