Beer Bikes, the Voice of Hockey, and Rodents Walk Again

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: President Obama has escalated the cyber war against Iran. The recall election of Wisconsin's governor next week is being seen as a proxy for November's presidential vote. The John Edwards trial is another embarrassing failure for the Justice Department's "public integrity section."

World: A big obstacle to Russian intervention in Syria is the Russian Orthodox Church, which sees the Assad regime as a protector of Syria's endangered Christian population. China is flexing its muscle with neighbors in the South China Sea, pushing back against U.S. influence.

Opinion: Evidence suggests that successful businessmen make terrible presidents. Our satellite system is in decline, which will make it harder to accurately forecast the weather. For immigrants living between countries, "home" is a difficult concept.

Science: An experiment with paralyzed rats gives hope to humans with spine injuries.

Business: Wal-Mart's annual shareholders meeting on Friday could be difficult and combative. Facebook's ad system turns "Likes" into sponsored stories that are broadcast to a user's friends. Beer bikes give people a unique way to see a city and an alternative to sitting in a bar.

Health: Patients often find it difficult to speak up for themselves at the doctor's office, leaving decisions to the "experts."

Television: A preview of summer TV shows.

Music: Fiona Apple is set to release her first new album since 2005.

Movies: A review of Snow White and the Huntsman.

Obituaries: NBA Hall of Famer Jack Twyman, who famously became the legal guardian for a teammate who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Sports: A profile of beloved hockey announcer Mike Emrick, who has become the voice of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Books: Journalist Parmy Olson looks at the shadowy and confusing world of Anonymous and its related groups of hackers.

Photo Gallery of the Day:  A night at Yonkers Raceway.

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