Selling the Fire Trucks, Pakistan's Flashy Celebs, and Waiting on Health Care
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
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 braces for the Supreme Court ruling that could make or break his presidency. Democrats never doubted that the health care law was constitutional, which left the unprepared for the legal challenges that it has faced.
Opinion: Former President Jimmy Carter says the United States is "abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights." The U.S. should push for an international treaty on cyberweapons before our own work on the issue comes back to haunt us.
Health: Documents in a lawsuit against Pfizer show some deception on the part of the drug company during trials for its arthritis drug, Celebrex. A new study shows that kids who get "active video games" are no more active than kids who have video games that don't require movement.
Business: Local governments are selling advertising and naming rights on city property (like fire trucks) to help with struggling budgets.
Technology: Microsoft decided to create its own tablet after years of fighting with PC hardware manufacturers who buy its Windows software. Air conditioning units have nearly eliminated the use of gases that damage the ozone, but they still contribute more to global warming than carbon dioxide.
Books: Alif the Unseen is a new novel about a young hacker living and working through the Arab Spring. The novel All Men Are Liars is "a series of uncomfortable interviews with a would-be biographer in which little people approach a great writer’s corpse and leap on and off it like engorged fleas."
World: The British celebrity magazine Hello! is launching a Pakistani edition focusing on the troubled country's moneyed elite.
Travel: The small town of Stratford, Ontario, is known for two things -- its long-running Shakespeare Festival and being the hometown of Justin Bieber.
Television: Media critic David Carr says the new HBO show The Newsroom should be a model for struggling CNN to follow. A profile of real MSNBC host and new author Chris Hayes
Photo Gallery of the Day: Newly discovered color photographs from a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.