Pills, South African 'Idol,' and Art.sy

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: A pediatrician who treats poor families in Georgia is testing a theory that has some interested: giving students stimulants like Adderall not to cure A.D.H.D., but to make them perform better in school.  As Romney rides his debate high, he intends to make moves in Ohio.

World: Idols SA, the South African version of American Idol, crowned the first black winner in its eight seasons when Khaya Mthethwa won last week, inspiring "a fit of soul-searching ensued about just how far the rainbow nation has come in burying its racial divisions."

U.S.: The Supreme Court will hear the case of Abigail Fisher, a white girl who graduated from Louisiana State University, who claims that "her race was held against her" when she was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin.

New York: Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of Andrew Cuomo who was arrested in July "on a charge of driving with ability impaired by drugs," talks life as a member of her famous family and her controversies.

Science: The digital world of iPhones and other gadgets is intersecting with the medical world, prompting worries about human to human interaction.

Sports: The Yankees are a home run team, but in their game Sunday they made "bold base-running ventures," which is "enough to make you wonder if the Yankees have decided that the home run isn’t going to be enough in some of these playoff games."

Opinion: Frank Bruni on a visit to Maine and November same-sex marriage votes, which are "the first and best tests of popular sentiment since President Obama’s history-making statement of support in May."

Art & Design: The start-up Art.sy attempts to riff off interest in "image-driven" sites like Pinterest and Tumblr, in order to become the Netflix or Pandora for art.

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