Hofstra, Bomb-Sniffing Dogs, and 'Glengarry Glen Ross'

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 Afghan Army's constant need to replace members of its force as others desert or do not re-enlist "strikes at the core of America’s exit strategy in Afghanistan: to build an Afghan National Army that can take over the war and allow the United States and NATO forces to withdraw by the end of 2014."

World: The politicization of the attack in Benghazi means "distinctions have been lost, scholars said" and "the result has produced accounts at great variance with what witnesses said they saw."

Politics: No matter who wins the presidential race "the winner’s agenda could depend on the fiscal showdown between Election Day and Inauguration Day."

Education: Hofstra's presence on the debate circuit is a way for the school lift its own status beyond that of commuter school.

Technology: The BlackBerry has become a stigma in the smartphone world.

Science: As scientists attempt to develop sensors to detect bombs, they have to compete with the ultimate in that technology: dogs.

Health: Hospitals are banning the practice of handing out formula samples to new mothers as a way to encourage breastfeeding.

Sports: The Yankees will try to have done something few have accomplished: win a best-of-seven series after losing the first two games.

Opinion: Frank Bruni writes that the "presidential election will go down as the one in which the pop-culture pander reached its ludicrous apotheosis and we were asked to believe things even more fantastical than a revenue-neutral 20-percent cut in marginal tax rates."

Theater: A production of Glengarry Glen Ross at Fairfield University casts faculty in the expletive-laden roles, and serves as an opportunity for interdisciplinary study.

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