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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 the years in between Romney's last bid for the presidency and the present he "sought to reclaim his public identity with the self-critical eye, marketing savvy and systematic rigor of the corporate consultant that he once was." 

World: The Syrian Support Group in the United States is trying to help arm Syrian rebels

U.S.: On the 7th anniversary of Katrina, Hurricane Isaac hit "not with a quick blow but with an unremitting smothering." 

New York: Five women who worked for assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, who is currently embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal, tell of a hostile environment where they were told not to wear bras and faced scrutiny over their bodies. 

Science: The results of a study long in the works finds that rhesus monkeys on diets do not live longer than those eating regularly.

Sports: A look at Lleyton Hewitt, who won the U.S. Open back in 2001, "not that long ago if one had gone down for a nap and somehow slept through Roger Federer’s decade of dominance." 

Opinion: Gail Collins says that the convention speakers tasked with softening up Romney "failed completely. It was as if, instead of fixing up the targeted house, the renovators decided to do some engine work on a recreational vehicle parked three blocks down the road." 

Movies: TMZ is now offering a sightseeing tour in Los Angeles which features the sites of some of the city's tabloid-worthy celebrity moments. The making of the female-driven comedy about phone-sex, For a Good Time, Call..., was a sort of "DIY" effort for the film's two stars, one of which co-wrote the film. 

Music: Jon Pareles review Madonna in Philadelphia, which "is a display of energy and nutty inventiveness." 

Style: Guy Trebay on Antonio Lopez "among the most celebrated talents in fashion, a virtuosic illustrator whose drawings" Trebay says "were like semaphores beckoning strangers to enter his glamorous sphere." 

 

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