Snow Returns to the Midwest, Bloomberg Gets Angry, and Truffles

A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.

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Behind the New York Times pay wall, 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: Though the print edition won't feature it until a special section on Sunday, the Times is very much leading its with "Snow Fall," the already beloved and very cool story and multimedia package about the avalanche at Tunnel Creek.

World: Russians and Iranians are targets in Syria as their governments support Assad.

U.S.: Snow returns to the midwest, where "people seemed to have forgotten all about it." Californians are so lax about pot use that in some places it has "become the equivalent of a beer in a paper bag on the streets of Greenwich Village."

New York: "Furious" after Newtown, Bloomberg plans to use his political and financial clout to bring about change on gun laws.

Business: Climate change is making truffles rare and even more expensive.

Sports: A star on the ice whose family business is basketball—his father is Popeye Jones—"may be on his way to becoming hockey's first African-American star."

Opinion: Danielle Ofri on Hurricane Sandy's toll on research.

Art & Design: The Museum of Modern Art's "Inventing Abstraction: 1910 through 1925" is, according to Roberta Smith, a "dizzying, magisterial cornucopia."

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