Wild Horses, McDonald's Is Reborn, and Iran's 'Burned Generation'

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: A Texas farmer who refused to sign a lease agreement to allow the Keystone Pipeline to pass over their land had the land taken away by eminent domain. Rail traffic in Chicago is so congested that "a load of freight can make its way from Los An­ge­les to Chi­cago in 48 hours, then take 30 hours to travel across the city." France's new president may bring his country closer to the U.S. on economic issues, but create a wider gap on foreign policy.

Science: A growing herd of wild horses threatens the fragile ecosystem on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Peru is trying to figure out a rash of unexplained dolphin and bird deaths.

World: A “burned generation” of Iranians who grew up after the revolution and feel that politics and international troubles have limited their development as adults.

New York: As his star is on the rise, local TV anchor/public hero Pat Kiernan moves to Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn. New York is designing "eco-playgrounds" that will help teach students about water quality and conservation.

Health: A new book argues that by maximizing flavor you can you satisfy food cravings with smaller portions.

Business: Honduras is proposing a unique experiment of building a city that they want to be heavily invested in and even managed by foreign countries. Amazon.com is moving into the sale of high-end fashion.

Books: A review of Toni Morrison latest novel about a solider returning home from the Korean War.

Sunday Magazine: How McDonald's made its comeback.

Obituaries: TV producer Bob Stewart, who created The Price is Right and To Tell the Truth

Photo Gallery of the Day: The best hats of the Kentucky Derby.

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