Obama's Time Crunch, Police and Rape in India, and Cheese Poetry

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: Obama has "perhaps as little as a year" to accomplish his major goals for the second term.

World: Standing in the way of meaningful change regarding sexual assault in India is a "police force that is corrupt, easily susceptible to political interference, heavily male and woefully understaffed."

U.S.: Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, who led the Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles, is now in an "unwelcome spotlight" as internal personnel files reveal his role in protecting priests accused of child sexual abuse.

New York: The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir's appearance at the inauguration was a "stirring moment in a ceremony in which a major theme was remaking a country where 'a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.'"

Science: Nearly all of the chimpanzees being used for research by the National Institute of Health should be retired, a report recommended.

Tennis: Sloane Stephens, the 19-year-old tennis phenom, beat her idol Serena Williams, a poster of whom adorned Stephens' wall, in her quarterfinal match at the Australian Open.

Opinion: Alberto Barrera Tyszka and Cristina Marcano on Hugo Chávez.

Music: The new, eight-hour-long "postmodern pop opera" at the Public Theater Life and Times: Episodes 1-4 is at times boring, but "also entrancing, maddening, heartbreaking, sidesplitting, even, in its humble way, awe-inspiring."

Dining & Wine: New York cheesemongers have their own form of poetry.

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