Syrian Weapons, The 'Happiest Place on Earth,' and Gabby Douglas

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: The Syrian government's "most powerful" weapons "are looking less potent and in some cases like a liability for the military of President Bashar al-Assad."

World: In a Mexico town, residents are fighting back against illegal loggers.

U.S.: The stark divide between residents living in poverty and the tourist draws like 'Happiest Place on Earth,' Disneyland is highlighted by protests in Anaheim.

New York: Mystery surrounds a case where a swimmer reported missing from Jones Beach was stopped while speeding in South Carolina.

Health: Though fewer Americans are smoking cigarettes, they are turning to other forms of tobacco.

Sports: Gabby Douglas' path to that gold yesterday led her from Virginia Beach to Iowa. Despite their success, China has mixed reactions to the Olympics so far: shame and blame toward the disqualified badminton players, insult over whispers about swimmer Ye Shiwen.

Arts: Neil Genzlinger imagines (satirically) what it would have been like had New York actually won the bid for the 2012 Olympics.

Movies: Manohla Dargis reviews Celeste and Jesse Forever, which she says is "pretty swell as an exploration of a relationship between a man and a woman that’s no longer predicated by mutual desire."

Opinion: Katherine Bouton on noise and hearing loss.

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