Poland, Veepstakes, and Nicki Minaj

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 killing of Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law and Syria's defense minister might "represent a turning point" in the Syrian conflict. Malians are escaping a growing jihadist rule.

World: Poland managed to so far avoid the financial woes that have plagued other European countries. Denmark already has a "cycle superhighway" and plans to build more.

U.S.: Thousands gathered this week at the conference of the School Nutrition Association where "it was the new federal Department of Agriculture nutrition standards for school meals that seemed the main topic of conversation." A look at Romney's vetting process for his vice presidential pick: he hopes to take lessons of the past into account.

New York: At 92, Gerald Ryan is the "oldest working priest in New York City." Gloria Steinem is working to get City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to hold a City Council vote on a bill requiring paid sick leave.

Business: Malls try to stay afloat by offering services that consumers cannot purchase on the Internet.

Technology: Yahoo's "identity crisis" and advertising woes are among what Marissa Mayer has ahead of her as CEO of the company.

Sports: Olympics tickets haven't come or are just arriving, and purchasers are frustrated with CoSport, the distribution company for the U.S. and some other nations.

Opinion: Ta-Nehisi Coates argues that the Paterno statue should stay as a reminder of Sandusky's crimes and Paterno's role.

Theater: A playwright is in the midst of a copyright battle over his work 3C, which is a "comic deconstruction of the 1970s sitcom 'Three’s Company.'"

Music: Jon Caramanica calls Nicki Minaj's performance at the Chicago Theater "outrageously joyful."

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