A Prom Without Boys, Obama's Wall Street Problem, and Bill Clinton Reviews LBJ

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: Attempts to fill an intimate $38,000 a plate fundraiser show that Wall Street bankers are still leery of President Obama. Bill Clinton reviews Robert Caro's new book about Lyndon Johnson.

Opinion: Obama's Afghanistan Speech was "frustratingly weak" on details about America's exit strategy. Ross Douthat argues that national security has to be political, when it's such an important part of the president's job.

World: A niche political party in Germany has become the country's third-biggest thanks to its online organizing strategy.

U.S.: St. Louis is worried that residents don't take the city's constant severe weather warnings seriously, leading to more deaths when bad storms happen. Hamtramck, Michigan, held a girls-only problem for teens who are forbidden by religion and cultural beliefs to dance with boys.

Business: Pfizer tries to reconfigure its business as its most successful drugs lose patent protection without a big-money successor waiting in the wings.

Politics: More on the attempts by both presidential candidates to woo Mayor Michael Bloomberg's endorsement.

Architecture: The design of a unique Dallas art museum is being ruined by the glare from a skyscraper being built across the street.

Books: Hilary Mantel has written a sequel to Wolf Hall, her wildly successful 2009 historic novel about Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn.

Health: How to remove clutter from your life as well as from your home. New studies show that aerobic exercise and strength training can be done in concert.

Theater: A look at this year's Tony Award nominations.

Food: Chef Wylie Dufresne is remaking the entire menu at his revolutionary WD-50 restaurant.

Photo Gallery of the Day: Obama's visit to Afghanistan.

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