Osama's Kids, 'Pasty Gate', and the Mind of the Gated Community

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: Osama bin Laden's youngest wife has told Pakistani intelligence that the terrorist lived in five different safe houses and fathered four children while hiding out in Pakistan after September 11, 2001. The Supreme Court health care ruling comes down to the Justices' idea of liberty.

World: Officials are still trying to figure out how the Toulouse shooter evolved into a violent jihadist. Britons are up in arms over a "pasty tax" that will raise sales taxes on hot takeout food, even as millionaires get a tax cut. The rape and murder of a Ukranian woman has led to outrage and protests after police initially freed two of the suspects.

Opinion: A "gated community mentality" has led many Americans to wall themselves off from the world and treat all outsiders (particularly poorer minorities) as threats

Health: Many palliative care doctors (who often make the decision to stop treatments for dying patients) have had other physicians, health care professionals, or friends refer to their treatments as "euthanasia," "killing" or "murder."

Business: Elvers are small eels that can only be caught (in America) in Maine and South Carolina, but are a hot commodity after the Japanese tsunami and European restrictions have dwnilde the worldwide supply.

Sports: Small-time sports bookies are using the internet to post betting lines (and track bets) for their illegal gambling operations. A leading horse racing organization is proposing new rules on the use of drugs and stronger penalties for offenders to cut down on injuries and death for race horses.

Science: Two new studies suggests that pesticides may have contributed to the recent decline in bee populations.

Books: A new book asks artists and teachers to speak about the best art assignments that they've ever been given.

Television: A preview of the new season of Game of Thrones.

Movies: '80s nostalgia is taking over Hollywood. This week's reviews: Snow White update Mirror, Mirror; Halle Berry's shark attack movie, Dark Tide; the documentary Bully.

Theater: A review of Newsies, the Musical.

Obituaries: Novelist Harry Crews.

Photo Gallery of the Day: "Colorful Realm" is a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington shows a suite of 30 bird-and-flower scroll paintings created between 1757 and 1766 by Ito Jakuchu.

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