A Turnaround on Taxing the Rich, 12/12/12 Shotgun Weddings, and Eggnog 2.0

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: The Times looks at U.S. incarceration policies, which are today met by a "growing sentiment that these policies have gone too far, causing too many Americans like Ms. George to be locked up for too long at too great a price — economically and socially."

World: Former American officials doing business in Kosovo can creates clashes, and their involvement in the country "presents an extreme case, and perhaps a special ethical quandary, given the outsize American influence."

U.S.: Couples are flocking to Vegas to take advantage of the 12-12-12 date.

New York: The victim of Monday's targeted shooting in Midtown lived a life that was a "blend of achievement and puzzling setbacks."

Business: Some chief executives are changing their tune on taxing wealthy Americans, and the White House is pushing Wall Street's upper echelons to do the same.

Sports: Jerry Stackhouse of the Nets is the first "major" Brooklyn professional athlete to wear the number 42 since Jackie Robinson.

Opinion: David B. Agus on aspirin.

Art & Design: Thomas Hart Benton's "America Today" mural has been donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but won't be on display until the Met takes over the Whitney's Breuer building.

Dining & Wine: Robert Simonson on the Tom and Jerry, "a rich holiday elixir" that's an eggnog relative.

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