The Rial, Cheerleaders, and Bud Selig

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: Almost 40 years after Boston was embroiled in conflict over busing and desegregation, 64 percent of its K-8 students are transported to schools away from their homes and the city wants to "reduce its reliance on busing."

World: As Iran's currency fell, in the "capital, all anyone can talk about is the rial, and how lives have been turned upside down in one terrible week."

U.S.: After cheerleaders held up banners with Bible verses, an East Texas town is "in a heated debate over God, football and cheerleaders’ rights."

New York: A battle over a patient's right to die differs from the famous cases surrounding this topic because the patient in question, SungEun Grace Lee, is fully conscious and has been ruled mentally competent.

Business: Start-ups are starting with fewer employees.

Sports: On baseball commissioner Bud Selig's "latest legacy item, the wild-card play-in game."

Opinion: Paul Krugman on what he calls Romney's "sick joke." David Brooks on how Romney "broke with the stereotypes of his party and, at long last, began the process of offering a more authentic version of himself."

Theater: Ben Brantley reviews Grace, which brings Michael Shannon's "electrically anxious acting to Broadway."

Movies: A. O. Scott takes on Frankenweenie and The Paperboy

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