Kraftwerk at Work, Selling the Titanic, and Escaping from North Korea

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: As North Korea prepares to launch a missile, the U.S. realizes there is little they can do to stop it. The Taliban is fighting to protect this year's poppy harvest, which could be among the largest and most profitably in years. The predominantly black neighborhood in Tulsa where five people were shot by two white men, has struggled for years with crime and poverty.

U.S.: More than 5,000 objects recovered from the wreck of the Titanic, including personal objects from passengers, will be auctioned off for around $200 million.

Music: Minimal Wave is a record label dedicated to re-releasing obscure and out of print electronic music.

Health: The health care industry is looking for the big technological idea that can make life easier and cheaper for doctors and patients. A new study suggests that regular exercise might actually make it harder to break an addiction.

Technology: Android and iOS apps that will help you monitor your mobile data usage.

Business: Traditional clothing stores are partnering with more successful online shops to bolster their e-commerce efforts.

Books: Escape from Camp 14 tells the remarkable and horrifying story of one of the few people to escape from a North Korean labor camp (after turning in his own mother and brother to be executed.) While its rivals get sued by the government for fixing e-book prices, Amazon has moved to slash prices on its own books.

World: The prostitution scandal involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn has tarnished the reputation of the beloved Hôtel Carlton de Lille.

Opinion: The shootings in Toulouse have reopened the debate about who can truly call themselves French.

New York: A group of wealthy New Yorkers is pushing for a public financing system of state elections.

Sports: When the idea of NFL bounties came up in 1989, it was considered a joke and no one was penalized.

Sunday Magazine: Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays the vice president in her new HBO show.

Travel: The best time to buy airline tickets to Europe or the Caribbean.

Obituaries: A founding father of Algeria, Ahmed Ben Bella.

Photo Gallery of the Day: German electronic legends Kraftwerk is performing eight straight nights at the Museum of Modern Art.

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