Death in the Desert, Abuse at Horace Mann, and Why We Love Sugar

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: Questions linger about a mysterious yoga retreat that ended with one participant dying in a cave after he and his wife were cast out into the desert. The months-old student protests in Montreal were mostly ignored until Quebec passed a troublesome emergency law and began arresting people.

World: The relationship between neighbors Iran and Azerbaijan has deteriorated with border closings and ambassador recalls over increased cooperation between Azerbaijan and Israel.

Opinion: Ross Douthat says the Wisconsin recall exposes the decline in modern liberalism. Nepal's fragile democracy is teetering on collapse.

Science: Overfishing of horseshoe crabs is threatening the population of red knot birds that rely on the crabs' eggs for food.

Health: Obesity is an evolutionary problem, because "we retain Stone Age bodies that crave sugar but live in a Space Age world in which sugar is cheap and plentiful." Parents need to teach their kids about the importance of sun screen to get them in the habit of using it early on.

Sports: The owner of Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another made his fortune in high-risk, high-interest loans.

Music: Singer Amanda Palmer has mastered social media to interact with fans and raise over a million dollars to fund her latest album.

Technology: A look at Airtime, Sean Parker and Sean Fanning's new video chat app that's integrated into Facebook.

Television: Why are American TV anchors so crazy for British royalty?

Magazine: Graduates of Horace Mann, an elite New York private school, are finally speaking out about widespread sexual abuse from years ago.

Books: A review of David Sanger's new book that has already revealed new details about President Obama's use of cyberwarfare against Iran and other covert tactics.

Photo Gallery of the Day: Scenes from the Wisconsin recall election.

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