Donna Summer, China's 'Princelings,' and Greeks Needing Gifts

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 relatives of China's most important Communist party members have used their ties to power to amass enormous wealth. An Army doctor has spent the last 10 years creating the most detailed database "ever as­sem­bled on bat­tle­field trau­ma and its care."

World: Greek-Americans are trying to raise money and send supplies to relatives struggling back home. Greek people have already lost so much that warnings about leaving the euro make little impact.

Sports: Chelsea is playing in the UEFA Champions League final, which means fans of the other London-based soccer clubs will be cheering for their opponent, Bayern Munich. The art of deflecting pucks and trying to save those redirected shots.

Business: The nouveau riche of Silicon Valley spend their money in less ostentatious ways.

Politics: Joe Ricketts denied ordering up an attack on Barack Obama, but has still dragged himself and his large wealthy family into the political arena. Florida is cracking down on noncitizens in an effort to get them off voting rolls before the election.

Art: A review of an exhibition on spy craft and espionage in Times Square.

Technology: A comparison of various cloud storage options.

Books: A new biography of legendary English artist David Hockney.

Opinion: More and more people climb Mount Everest every year, but the guided nature of the climb means folks don't understand the dangers.

Obituaries: Disco queen Donna Summer. Go-Go Godfather Chuck Brown. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s wife, Mary Kennedy.

Photo Gallery of the Day: Soccer in Brazil.

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