Yosemite's Glowing Moment, Yahoo's Office Decree, and the Next 'Downton'

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: Prominent Republicans are backing gay marriage in a legal brief.

World: There is "no better illustration of the problem" of child labor in India than the "Dickensian 'rathole' mines here in the state of Meghalaya."

U.S.: Photographers flock to Yosemite to capture the moment when for "about one week each February, the setting sun hits the water of Horsetail Fall at such an angle that it glows, looking like a stream of lava against the darkened rock."

New York: In order to stop federal civil rights lawsuits in New York the city has begun to fight weaker ones not settle them.

Technology: Yahoo is making everyone work in the office extolling the values of face-to-face interaction.

Science: Even though owls are loved in popular culture "only lately have scientists begun to understand the birds in any detail, and to puzzle out the subtleties of behavior, biology and sensory prowess that set them apart from all other avian tribes."

Health: A Mediterranean diet with olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits, vegetables and wine can help prevent heart attacks, strokes and heart disease related deaths.

Sports: The "Fresh Five"—five Michigan freshman—have helped make their team "a national title contender as the N.C.A.A. tournament nears."

Opinion: Rubén Martínez on the reality and paradox of the American west.

Television: Parade's End, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and was adapted by Tom Stoppard, "looks like the real thing" next to Downton Abbey.

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