Sports Illustrated's Cover Star, 9-1-1 Mysteries, and the Dogs of Westminster

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 911 operators deal with an "open line," or when no one is speaking on the other end of an emergency call. A billionaire polo player has legally adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend, possibly to protect his financial interests after killing a man in a drunk driving accident.

Business: What is the Volcker Rule and what are the unintended consequences that could cost the economy?

Health: A economist has started a comic book to help explain health care reform.

World: The Philippines has turned an abandoned nuclear power plant — built in the 1980s but never turned on — into a tourist attraction.

TV: A documentary about the Lovings, whose case before the Supreme Court ended all bans on interracial marriage, debuts tonight on HBO.

Politics: Historian and foreign policy expert Robert Kagan has had an influence on both Mitt Romney (who hired him) and Barack Obama. Redistricting and retirements means that California's 53-member Congressional delegation will look a lot different next  year.

Sports: How Westminster Dog Show hopefuls promote their dogs through expensive advertising campaigns. Kane Waselenchuk became the No. 1 ranked racquetball player in the world without ever having a coach to teach him how to play.

Style: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Kate Upton has used the internet to boost her fame and career.

Travel: Las Vegas has opened a mobster museum.

Technology: Therapy apps are bringing psychological help to your phone.

U.S.: Remembering the 50th anniversary of anniversary John Glenn's orbit of the Earth. (It was Feb. 20, 1962.)

Photo Gallery of the Day: Two galleries of dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

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