Syria's YouTube Reports, Hong Kong Anchor Babies, and What's in a Pen Name?

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: Syrian citizens are telling the story of the carnage and destruction in Homs through graphic, but important videos published online. The mother of Marie Colvin, one of the journalist killed in Syria this week, remembers her daughter's determination.

World: Mainland Chinese parents are flocking to Hong Kong to give birth, shutting locals out of maternity wards in the pursuit of better residency benefits. Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is defying international pressure to send fuel to the Syrian government.

Books: A author with five novels under her belt had her sixth book rejected by 13 publishers — then she switched to a pen name and sold it in three days. A review of a new novel about MIT graduates solving a mystery in 19th century Boston.

Opinion: Bill Gates argues that shaming teachers with public rankings of their performance is not the way to improve schools.

Business: Who has the most to gain and lose from Obama's corporate tax proposal? Germany's economy is an export powerhouse, but on the domestic front regulations stifle change and innovation.

Arts: A art dealer who sold millions of dollars of paintings by modern art masters is being sued after several experts have accused them of being fakes.

Health: How exercise fires activity in the brain.

Travel: If you're looking to take a cruise, there are many great deals to be found, particularly after the ship disaster in Italy.

New York: New York may turn the aging Tappan Zee Bridge into a bike and walking path over the Hudson River, after it's car carrying replacement is built.

Obituaries: Barney Rosset, a book publisher who brought controversial authors to readers and won several important First Amendment fights.

Photo Gallery of the Day: A year-round farm in Maine allows a couple to live off the land during all four season.

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