Mitt's Brawl with China, Political Ads That Weren't, and 'Mad Men' Returns

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 "get tough of China" stance is a political gamble that even some conservatives are not eager to implement. The long history of political ads that were produced but never aired. Self-immolation continue to rise in Tibet in protest of Chinese policies.

Opinion: Nick Kristof on why conservatives are better at understanding what liberals want and at articulating their own beliefs to voters.

Science: Two high school science project ideas have won a contest to be conducted on the International Space Station.

World: The response of French president Nicolas Sarkozy to the recent terrorist shooting case has benefited his re-election campaign.

Politics: March Madness helps President Obama connect to Americans as an "everyman." The origins of Texas' current battle over women's health care can be traced back to fights more than a decade old.

Religion: The Catholic Church in Cuba faces criticism from all sides as the Pope prepares to make a visit to the island.

New York: State lawmakers are pushing for a change to the NYPD's practice of "stop and frisk" that disproportionately affects black and Latino men. Mel Wymore could be the first transgender person to serve on New York's City Council.

U.S.: In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, neighborhood watch groups re-emphasize that their role is to report crime, not stop it ... and not to carry guns.

TV: The return of Mad Men is this Sunday.

Sunday Magazine: Sometimes, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder creates positive changes in soldiers who become more outgoing and eager to enjoy life. A study shows that most women actually enjoy the activities of child care more than men.

Photo Gallery of the Day: A new Keith Haring exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.

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