The Broccoli Argument, U.S. Open Fan Favorites, and You Are Filled With Bacteria

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: How "the broccoli argument" (can the government force you to eat broccoli?) became an important component of the health care debate. The Syrian crisis and the return of Vladimir Putin to the presidency is straining relations between the United States and Russia.

Opinion: A Yemeni resident explains how U.S. drone strikes win new converts to al-Qaeda.

Health: The human body carries about 100 trillion good bacteria (around 2-5 pounds worth in the average adult) that are essential to regulating your health.

Technology: Reviewer David Pogue says the new MacBook Pro hits every target you want in a laptop, except price. The paper's new app columnist shares his favorite iPhone apps.

Business: Jamie Dimon's grilling before Congress suddenly makes Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein seem like the most-likable banker on Wall Street. Small businesses often do not have the protection that personal accounts have when hackers break into their bank accounts.

Books: A review of Dave Eggers' latest novel. An interview with author John Lanchester, whose latest novel is about a group of characters sharing the same street in London.

Sports: The U.S. Open starts today with three "everyman" players to root for: a New Jersey golf pro, a high school junior, an amateur whose incredible qualifying putt made him a YouTube star. The Tampa Bay Rays are are legally obligated to play in St. Petersburg for the next 15 years, and the city is fighting to hold them to it.

Movies: Propmaster Doug Wright is in the business of making unique "script-specific" props for movies, like Tom Cruise's custom codpiece in Rock of Ages.

Television: A new HBO documentary about George H.W. Bush. "doesn't pretend to be anything other than a homage to a good man who served his country well in war and peace."

Styles: Ricky Kenig is the man behind the quirky beauty-store chain Ricky's that now has 28 outlets and is moving beyond New York City. A look at Ann Romney's fashion sense, which is somewhat non-traditional for a potential first lady.

New York: The number registered Republicans in New York has plummeted, yet the party still controls the state legislature. Nightlife legend Amy Sacco (who built the famous Bungalow 8) is back with a new version of the club.

Obituaries: Mobster Henry Hill, whose story was the basis for the movie Goodfellas

Travel: Tips for how to travel with a family.

Photo Gallery of the Day: Powerful images from the conflict in Syria.

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