Jumping Horses, Relearning Old Ballets, and $1 Million Ain't What it Used To Be

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: Observers are worried about China's political future as economic growth is slowing dramatically. One million dollars doesn't go as far as it used to when planning for retirement.

New York: Thefts of manhole covers and cast iron gratings in sidewalks are on the rise as scrap metal prices rise.

Sports: The trainer of Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another is under new scrutiny over previous sanctions for failed drug tests by his horses. A 17-year-old American girl is looking to become the youngest rider in Olympic show jumping history.

Technology: Microsoft hopes its partnership with Facebook can help its search engine challenge Google.

Art: A new outdoor installation called "Cloud City" will open on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art next week. Ballets are handed down by generations, but the original choreography is always changed and hard to recreate.

Movies: A reviews of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's latest: Dark Shadows.

Books: Celebrated novelist Ann Enright has a memoir about raising children.

Real Estate: After living all over New York City for 30 years, a man couldn't resist buying and moving back into the the first apartment he ever lived in.

Travel: How to save on cruise fees.

Photo Gallery of the Day: A architect and a game designer share a colorful apartment in Brooklyn.

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