Super PACS, Build-A-Bear, and 'The Casual Vacancy'

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: Democratic super PACs are "finally drawing the kind of wealthy donors who have already made Republican outside groups a pivotal force in the 2012 campaign."

World: Rebels in Syria work to curb the government's military influence in the sky.

U.S.: With Georgia set to become "the only state without an archives open to the public on a regular basis," the situation there reveals "a greater crisis facing permanent government collections in nearly every state, professional archivists say."

New York: A look at Bruce Ratner who is "one of the most prominent and polarizing figures in real-estate-mad New York" and "may portray himself as a reluctant developer, but he will do what is necessary to get a deal done."

Business: Russians are willing to participate in medical experiments, a fact that "illustrates a remarkably advantageous development for the international pharmaceutical industry."

Media & Advertising: Build-A-Bear goes digital.

Sports: Resentment remains as the N.F.L. and its officials reach a deal.

Opinion: Nicholas Kristof on Obama's stand against human trafficking. Gail Collins on Ohio.

Art & Design: "We the People" an exhibit from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is "its attempt to inject a little of contemporary art’s voice into a presidential election cycle in which it has been largely absent."

Books: Michiko Kakutani reviews J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy and says "the real-life world she has limned in these pages is so willfully banal, so depressingly clichéd that 'The Casual Vacancy' is not only disappointing — it’s dull."

Fashion & Style: The "new generation of mom and pops" in Brooklyn, of course.

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