Stop and Frisk, A Koran Competition, and a Stolen Atlas Recovered

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: Nora Ephron died yesterday at the age of 71. Her obituary by Charles McGrath. Interviews reveal that many targeted by New York police using stop-and-frisk feel "intruded upon and humiliated."

World: Participants from around the world competed in what was called “Olympic Games of Koran recital" in Tehran last week. Being located in between China and Russia puts Mongolia in a tough spot when it comes to coal.

U.S.: Death and "Death Valley-like conditions" in sweltering Texas prisons provoke lawsuits. The Supreme Court is probably not done with immigration.

Business: Spain's top figures in finance shrugged off crisis warnings.

Sports: The Brooklyn Cyclones' Brandon Nimmo went from riding bulls to baseball.

Opinion: Bruce McCall imagines New York City traffic at its absolute worst.

Arts: A series on summer images begins with music critic Ben Ratliff's piece on the stacks  Columbia's Butler Library.

Movies: A.O. Scott calls "Beasts of the Southern Wild" "a blast of sheer, improbable joy."

Books: Sweden's Royal Library recovers a stolen 1597 atlas of the Americas.

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