Hungry Duck in Moscow, Public Schools, and Usain Bolt

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: In Mali citizen militas are in training to fight Islamists. Manufacturers are cutting back out of a fear of "paralysis in Washington."

World: Syrian rebels say the Iranians they kidnapped were "thugs," whereas Iranian officials deem them pilgrims. Moscow's the Hungry Duck, a bar that had garnered a legendary and bad reputation in the 1990s, is now back with a dose of nostalgia.

U.S.: Some public schools are lengthening their school years. Coverage of the shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

New York: In Lucille Ball's hometown, officials want to create a "a year-round national comedic destination for performers, writers and fans alike."

Media & Advertising: Networks try to win over Hispanic viewers who tune in frequently to Spanish-language programming.

Sports: In Brixton, London's "Jamaican outpost," Usain Bolt's win coincided with a yearly street festival and was the day before the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence from Britain. Even as Michael Phelps leaves, swimming has rising talent.

Theater: James Corden, who won a Tony for his work in One Man, Two Guvnors, is in high demand.

Opinion: Carolyn Cooper on Jamaica's motto.

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