Exit Visas, Prostitution Scandal, and The Real-Life 'Argo'

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: In news analysis of the debate Peter Baker goes for the metaphors when discussing Obama: "Thirteen days after he took presidential decorum to a Xanax extreme, he tucked away a dinner of steak and potatoes and then went out on stage with plenty of red meat for anxious supporters."

World: The exit visa requirement is exiting Cuba "possibly letting many more Cubans depart for vacations, or forever, with only a passport and a visa from the country where they plan to go."

U.S.: Kennebunk, Maine is abuzz with the scandal of a a Zumba instructor who police say was running a brothel out of her studio and a client list is coming out out with rumors that "prominent" members of the community are on it.

New York: Hawaiian pilgrims stop in Utica to pay tribute to Mother Marianne Cope who was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI.

Business: The battery maker A123 Systems' filing for bankruptcy "may well become a political football in the presidential campaign, in which energy policy has been a leading topic."

Science: European astronomers have found a planet with the same mass as Earth's in Alpha Centauri albeit "hellish surface temperatures."

Health: Criminal investigators from the Food and Drug Administration paid a visit to the company tied to the meningitis outbreak "in the first public indication that the federal government was preparing a case against" them.

Sports: A Detroit native living in New York takes a road trip to pay his first visit to Comerica Park, asking: "What if the whole experience is just another dreary episode in The Great Overpriced American Racket of Keeping the People Entertained?"

Opinion: Jeffrey A. Meyer on Supreme Court cases about privacy rights and "police dog sniffs."

Movies: Argo, which focuses on a "footnote" of the Iranian hostage crisis, is met with mixed responses from the former hostages, but "they are mostly happy to be remembered, even as the backdrop for someone else’s story."

Dining & Wine: Eric Asimov cooks up a batch of the White House Honey Ale with help from the brewmaster from Brooklyn Brewery and determines, "it was good. Very good."

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