Singing Grandmothers in Russia, Harvard, and 'Hollywood Heights'

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: A meeting of Parliament emphasizes the "power struggle" in Egypt. A Bravo reality show "tentatively titled" Silicon Valley rubs Silicon Valley the wrong way.

World: A Russian village is being improved after the success of singing group Buranovskiye Babushki (a.k.a. Grandmothers of Buranovo) in a pop music contest. Americans are "confused" about who their friends are with the mounting influence of Islamists in Arab Spring countries.

U.S.: Mitt Romney draws attention to Harvard's J.D.-M.B.A. program.

New York: The Catskill Mountain region wants to "rebrand" from its "borscht belt" reputation.

Business: As airlines focus on bigger cities regional airports try to find purpose for their unused buildings.

Science: Scholars who used to shy away from Myanmar because of the country's political climate are now drawn to its sites.

Health: After the C.I.A.'s use of vaccination as an aid in the plot to kill Bin Laden, questions remain to what extent the fight against polio suffered.

Opinion: Frank Bruni on Tammy Baldwin "who has a very real chance of becoming the first openly gay or lesbian person elected to the United States Senate."

Sports: Jerry Seinfeld analyzes "Who's on First?" in a new TV special.

Television: Jon Caramanica reviews Hollywood Heights "billed as an English-language telenovela."

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