Romney's Middle East Adviser, A Coxswain, and Buckley Versus Vidal

A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.

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Top Stories: Dan Senor is one of the primary people informing Mitt Romney's Middle East opinions.

World: In a sordid tale of a wealthy couple in Britain whose lives were consumed by drugs comes  a husband is sentenced for “preventing the lawful and decent burial” of his wife, who was found in a state of "advanced decomposition" at their home.

U.S.: In the James Holmes case participants "will wrestle with some of the most contested concepts in American law — sanity, an impartial jury and the political pressures for punishment in a deeply wounded community."

New York: Cristián Samper is newly in charge of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Technology: PayPal's strict antifraud measures have aggravated users.

Sports: Mary Whipple may not contribute physically to the U.S. women's rowing team, but as coxswain is deeply important to their operation.

Books: Looking at two warring but in many ways similar men: Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr.

Theater: Charles Isherwood reviews Bring It On: The Musical, which he says "has the feel of a daffy lark embarked upon as a summer-vacation goof."

Style: Debating Ryan Lochte's grill in the fashion world. Pharrell Williams "is having the opposite of a midlife career crisis."

Opinion: Steve Salbu says that while, as a gay man, he is "disheartened" with the Chick-fil-A president's statements, but adds "if our elected officials run Chick-fil-A out of town, they are effectively voting for all of us, regardless of our respective beliefs, and eliminating our individual freedoms."

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