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Seattle Cops on Twitter, Skulls, and Hunting

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: Americans are giving up hope on a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

World: Fighting in Aleppo, Syria is "disrupting the city and threatening to open new rifts among ethnic groups that have long coexisted there."

U.S.: The Seattle Police Department has instituted 51 hyper-local Twitter accounts with "moment-to-moment crime reports."

New York: The politics of soda at the Barclays Center.

Business: After a "love hotel" sale in Japan, controversy over new ownership.

Science: Alan Dudley has spent four decades collecting skulls "and his collection makes up one of the finest and most comprehensive known."

Sports: The Red Sox are ending a disappointing season and Bobby Valentine could be at the end of his career in major league baseball.

Opinion: Frank Bruni on debate expectations. David Brooks speaks for Mitt Romney.

Theater: Lawyers get involved in the curious case of the musical Rebecca's money loss and cancellation.

Books: Four new memoirs look at hunting for ethical and culinary reasons.

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