Quitting Goldman, Latin America's Awful Prisons, and How to Steal a Bike

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: "Accountable care organizations" are a new kind of health practice made more popular by the Affordable Care Act. A Goldman Sachs exec explains that he's leaving the firm due to its "toxic and destructive" environment. Archaeologists make new discoveries about the nomads who wandered Central Asia at the time of the more literate ancient Greeks.

U.S.: The home base of the solider who killed 16 Afghan citizens has been criticized in the past for its treatment of soldiers with mental health problems.

Opinion: Ross Douthat on Obama's somewhat puzzling decline in popularity.

Politics: How the GOP delegate system rewards smaller states that are more loyal to the party.

New York: Filmmaker Casey Neistat conducted an experiment where he stole his own bike on the streets of New York, and no one ever tried to stop him.

Crime: New York State will build a massive database of DNA from people convicted of almost any crime, including misdemeanors.

Science: Scientists have discovered a new species of leopard frog living in New York City. Rising sea levels threaten more frequent and more severe flooding on the U.S. coast.

World: Recent horrifying incidents have shed light on the deplorable conditions in Latin American prisons.

Books: Confessions of a celebrity cookbook ghost writer.

Arts:  A mathematical formula designed to predict the end of celebrity marriages may actually work.

Health: A recent medial conference looked at "focal dystonia" a little-known and understood neurological condition that generally affects the hands of musicians, making it difficult to play their instruments.

Sports: Gene Steratore is a rare referee who works both in the NFL and NCAA men's basketball.

Obituaries: George Kerchner, an Army Ranger who was decorated for bravery after leading a key operation to scale a cliff and take out big German guns overlooking the beaches of D-Day.

Photo Gallery of the Day: A new exhibit at the the National Portrait Gallery features color photos of famous people we're used to seeing black in white. (Click here for the accompanying story.)

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