Skittles Activism, the Man Behind the Mandate, and Fans' Freedom to Boo

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: Jonathan Gruber is the MIT professor whose research sold the White House on the individual mandate. Both parties prepare for the uncertain future that lies beyond the Supreme Court's ruling.

World: Syrians say pro-Assad civilians have turned on their own neighbors, trying to drive out Sunnis from their towns. Desperate civilians in the Congo have formed militias to protect themselves from dangerous armies, but they only contribute to more violence.

Opinion: Is illegal downloading the same as stealing and should it be punished as such?

Science: Climate scientists are looking at the polar ice caps for answers for the bizarre weather shifts that the world is seeing this year.

Business: Big business groups helps finance GOP winners in 2010, but have not seen that pay off in favorable legislation. Skittles have seen a big sales boost since the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Sports: Are sports fans who yell at games protected by the First Amendment?

Health: More exercise fanatics are choosing to work out in heated rooms and gyms to increase the intensity and the sweat.

U.S.: L.A. residents fight over a zoning plan that would re-make Hollywood.

TV: A review of a new "hard-to-watch" documentary that shows what living with Alzheimer's is actually like. CBS is blocking Star Trek fans from producing a homemade production of an unused script from the original 1960s TV show.

Books: Rachel Maddow has written a book about the subtle expansion of American military power around the globe.

Obituaries: Adrienne Rich, a "towering" and influential writer of the feminist movement. Banjo and bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs.

Sunday Magazine: A full accounting of the last year's failed debt deal between the President and Congress. A profile of Peter Dinklage who steals all his scenes as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones.

Photo Gallery of the Day: Weird sports, like urban golf, Segway polo, and chess boxing.

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