Memories of Vietnam, Jesse Jackson Jr., and Pickup Basketball

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: Republicans are concerned Romney isn't fighting back enough against Democratic attacks.

World: Hillary Clinton's visit to Laos serves as a reminder of "enduring legacy of the Vietnam War." Katie Couric has unknowingly become the face of a campaign in Baghdad to advertise a daily news bulletin about electricity.

U.S.: Philadelphia has worked to respond to civil rights complaints while using stop-and-frisk tactics. A look at the rise of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s career and now its fall.

New York: Rory Staunton, 12, was sent home from the emergency room at NYU Langone Medical Center, but died three nights later of severe septic shock that had initially gone undetected.

Health: A study of a gene mutation could help to develop drugs in the fight against Alzheimer's.

Sports: Isaac Eger writes about his journey through New York's pickup basketball scene, saying: "I am convinced that some of the city’s truths, if not all of them, are boiled down on its basketball blacktops."

Music: Jon Caramanica reviews the Zac Brown Band album "Uncaged."

Opinion: Jamal Abdi on Apple's racial profiling of Iranians resulting from sanctions.

Style: People are using to electrostimulation to tone, but the process doesn't have fans within the medical community.

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