Jewish Voters, British Journalism, and 'Homeland'

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: The Republican Jewish Coalition hopes to turn Jewish voters in swing states toward Romney. The NCAA sanctions on Penn State has left other teams jostling to potentially nab players now allowed to transfer.

World: The charges in the phone-hacking scandal herald the closing of  the "push-the-legal-limits" attitude in British tabloids and other papers. With fighting in Damascus and Aleppo, opposition forces in Syria show "no place is immune."

U.S.: In Roanoke, a developer with an "unusual civic conscience" is attempting to revitalize the area through renovation.

New York: A look at the nighttime transgender scene on Christopher Street.

Sports: In the shadow of the Olympics: the Doggett’s Coat and Badge race, a rowing competition that has been happening on the Thames for about 300 years.

Movies: Stephen Holden's review of Ruby Sparks calls the film "an ingenious and delightful variation on the Pygmalion myth."

Television: Looking at Homeland against its source material: the Israeli series Prisoners of War. 

Dining & Wine: Pete Wells reviews Mission Chinese Food where the chef "does to Chinese food what Led Zeppelin did to the blues."

Opinion: Adam Frank writes that "we are probably trapped in our solar system for a long, long time." Thomas Friedman declares "Syria is Iraq."

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