Rusty the Horse, NFL Helmets, and Junot Díaz

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 life expectancy for America's least-educated whites has fallen four years since 1990.

World: There were two separate attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, which targeted rescuers and was "shorter in duration than the first, but more complex and sophisticated. It was an ambush."

U.S.: Members of an Amish sect were convicted of federal conspiracy and hate crimes in the beard and hair cutting case, vindicating "federal prosecutors, who made a risky decision to apply a 2009 federal hate-crimes law to the sect’s violent efforts to humiliate Amish rivals."

Politics: Romney's outlook is "more daunting than he expected by this stage in the contest."

New York: Residents and animal activists rallied in the Bronx to save Rusty, a mystery horse left in a stable. A man searching for someone to date makes his intentions clear in Union Square Park.

Sports: The NFL leaves the decision regarding helmets up to players though "head injuries have become a major concern."

Opinion: Christopher C. Sellers on environmentalism's lost popularity.

Books: Michiko Kakutani says that Junot Díaz's This Is How You Lose Her "is a miniaturist performance — a modest, musically structured riff that works variations on one main subject: a young Dominican man’s womanizing and its emotional fallout."

Art & Design: Holland Cotter on “Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life" at the International Center for Photography.

Television: PBS, with more Emmy nominations than previous years, has "the tantalizing possibility of winning what is arguably the most sought-after award of the night: best drama."

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