Chinese Cyber-thieves, a Bloodier Civil War, and No More Dope in Amsterdam

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 10 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 Food and Drug Administration is often fighting with the White House over policies they say should not involve politics. The Netherlands is considering a new law that would prohibit marijuana sales to non-residents, in order to stop drug tourism.

Opinion: The Chinese are stealing our corporate secrets and Congress is doing little to stop it.

Politics: Arizona politicians are attacking critical race theory without really understanding what the term means. Community organizers in Harlem say they were targeted by a young conservative hoping to catch them in a embarrassing anti-union sting.

U.S.: A new calculation of census numbers suggest that the death toll from the Civil War may be more than 20 percent higher than previously thought. The recent health care oral argument gave the public a unique look at the minds of Supreme Court Justices.

Style: A profile of heiress Amanda Hearst who holds down a real job and fights puppy mills for the Humane Society.

Real Estate: Big investors are buying up foreclosed homes by the thousands and renting them out.

Books: A review of Imagine: How Creativity Works​ that examines "the mysteries of the imagination and the science of innovation." The popular erotic novels of the Fifty Shades of Grey series are "an antiquated product re-imagined as innovation."

World: Half of all of Ireland's homeowners protested a new property tax by refusing to pay by the deadline. Guards at Greece's Tomb of the Unknown Solider continue their rigid routine as austerity protests take place just yards away. Libya's armed militias are now getting involved in local and regional politics, complicating the goal of removing violence from the equation.

Sports: "When the prize money was modest, [black golf caddies] were the standard; when the money became huge, they became disposable."

Technology: Scientists are developing new neural brain wave monitors that might someday interpret our thoughts for us.

Health: How bicycling can affect a woman's sexual health in the same way uncomfortable bike seats can affect men.

Photo Gallery of the Day: The NCAA Championship game.

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