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A World Without Discs, Selling Your Parking Meter, and Film Comes Back

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 White House waits on the sidelines, trying more diplomacy, as the Syrian crisis deteriorates. College graduates tend to cluster in certain cities, while other areas struggle to keep the graduates they have.

Opinion: President Obama's "kill list' is too much power for one person to have. Do we really want to live in a society where everything is for sale?

Technology: Imagining the future of media when physical storage methods (CDs, DVDs, and disk drives) no longer exist. Amtrak's spotty wi-fi service in the Northeast Corridor is a subject of consternation and ridicule for many passengers. Samsung releases its answer to the iPod Touch, a full service mobile media player without the phone.

U.S.: Film is making a bit of a comeback for hobbyists in the era of digital photographs. Closer ties between young adults and their parents (even moving back in or getting financial support from them) isn't as damaging to independence as some people assume.

Business: Facebook's struggles have slowed down the market for new IPOs. Colleges try to raise money by striking deals with banks that want their students as new customers.

Advertising: Teen Vogue is pushing a campaign with marketers and stores to create a national "holiday" for back-to-school shopping, that would include massive sales.

New York: New York City passed a new bill that allows people to sell the unused time on their parking meters.

Health: Research shows that for some people exercise can make heart problems worse.

TV: The TV remote "changed, in a fundamental way, our interaction with technology and with each other."

Music: A struggling, but influential rock club is trying crowdsourcing (and musical rewards) to stay in business.

Books: Engines of Change looks at the history of American cars through the story of 15 iconic brands.

Obituaries: Leo Dillion, who illustrated dozens of popular children's books.

Sunday Magazine: The Xbox Kinect has "spawned its own commercial ecosystem" with people adapting the motion capture device for their own ends.

Photo Gallery of the Day: "A 15th-century Renaissance palazzo in Florence, Italy, is made modern."

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