Vertical Torpedoes, a Stolen Monet, and Learning the Commerce Clause

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: The 1942 Commerce Clause case of Wickard v. Filburn will be the most important precedent hanging over the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the Obama health care law.

Health: Two former editors of the New England Journal of Medicine crusade "against for-profit medicine, especially its ancillary profit centers of commercial insurance and drug manufacture."

Opinion: Emily Bazelon laments the use of hate crime laws to punish bullying kids who have been mean, but not violent.

Business: The Securities and Exchange Commission is debating a new regulation that would require companies to disclose if they use minerals mined from war zones in Africa.

Science: More about the "vertical torpedo" that James Cameron will use to explore the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Art: Two of France's most prominent families are in a legal battle over a missing Monet painting that one side claims was stolen from a Jewish family by the Nazis.

Sports: Now that the owners of the Mets have settled with the Bernie Madoff trustee, they need him to collect as much money as possible from other "winners" of Madoff's scheme.

Books: A review of The Idea Factory, a history of AT&T's influential research division, Bell Labs.

Technology: A computer scientist is building a software program designed to catch cheating in the world of chess. Some companies have stopped using Google Maps in their businesses, due to Google's increased fees for heavy users.

Travel: Frequent travelers list their biggest complaints about airlines and how they treat customers.

Photo Gallery of the Day: A major construction project that will transform Brooklyn's Prospect Park. 

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