Romney's Transition Team, West Nile, and Opera

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: Romney's transition team prepares and "offers a glimpse of what might be Mr. Romney’s approach to governing, functioning much like his old private equity firm, Bain Capital."

World: Chinese media is "rapidly expanding in Africa and across the developing world,"  but that creates concern over censorship.

U.S.: Dallas County has seen nearly 200 cases of West Nile virus, 10 resulting in deaths, but controversy grows over the aerial spraying of pesticides.

Politics: "True swing voters" are few and far between.

New York: Plans for a "makeover" for the Naval Annex Historic Campus at the Brooklyn Navy Yard are in the works.

Business: U.S. dependence on Saudi Arabian oil is growing again and the "reversal is driven in part by the battle over Iran’s nuclear program."

Sports: Melky Cabrera's drug suspension is familiar in the Giants franchise.

Opinion: Charles Fishman says we are "wasting" the drought.

Movies: Manohla Dargis reviews David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson, saying it's a movie "that’s opaque and transparent, as well as discomfortingly real, suggestively allegorical and perversely comic."

Music: Opera's Hollywood problem: Americans tend to associate opera with "with escapist nostalgia and fancy dates" based on their viewings of movies like Moonstruck and Pretty Woman.

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