Student Debt Crunches, a New World for Amputees, Death of a Winning Horse

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: Advances in prosthetics are leading some amputees to opt for more severe amputations in order to take advantage of new technologies. A continuing series on student debt looks at a generation of college graduates hobbled by massive loans. In part two, colleges are finally coming to grips with the idea that they need to make education more affordable.

World: An underground network of Syrians is funneling food and supplies to rebels fighting against the government.

Business: Some JPMorgan insiders say there were red flags over large unsustainable trades that were ignored by top executives. The biggest cause of death in the oil industry comes from highway accidents thanks to rules that allow truck drivers to work longer shifts than in other industries.

Money: Spouses need to talk clearly about financial goals to avoid unpleasant surprises down the road.

Health: Sperm donors who carry genetic diseases that go unnoticed can spread the illness to dozens or hundreds of children that they father, but never know.

Science: A rocket launch on Saturday will carry the first commercial space craft to reach the International Space Station, also launching a new era in the space race.

Books: Sportswriter Buzz Bissinger has a new memoir about raising his son, now an adult, who suffered brain damaged after a traumatic birth.

Politics: A look at Mitt Romney's plans for Medicare.

Obituaries: Reporter Mike McGrady, who was responsible for an infamous literary hoax after writing a raunchy parody novel,  “Naked Came the Stranger,”

Video Games: A review of shoot-em sequel Max Payne 3.

Sports: An 8-year-old steeplechase horse died on Saturday, moments after winning the biggest race of his life. How to jump on the New York Rangers bandwagon.

Photo Gallery of the Day: The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils square off in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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