Google's Privacy Admission, the Soda Industry's Allies, a Silent All-Star Chef

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: On his way out, Hamid Karzai, keen on preserving his legacy, "is taking a gamble: intensifying his vilification of his American allies at a critical moment in their Afghan endgame, risking their support for him in order to save himself politically." 

World: The Vatican revealed the smoke-making recipe.

U.S.: The Boy Scouts have sent out in-depth surveys to their members asking questions regarding gay members.

New York: The overturn of the soda ban may hint at smaller industry advocate groups and their their connection with Big Soda.

Business: Boeing is on its way back to getting 787s in the air with the F.A.A.'s approval of a plan to test battery solutions.

Technology: Google's admission that it invaded people's privacy with Street View mapping included a tiny settlement by Google standards, but "privacy advocates and Google critics characterized the overall agreement as a breakthrough for a company they say has become a serial violator of privacy"—with implications for Google Glass.

Health: In fear of an attack, the U.S. is buying up supplies of smallpox medicine.

Sports: George Vecsey on lamenting the Yankees' new austerity: "to this day, it remains the Yankees’ responsibility to wreck other childhoods the way they ruined mine."

Opinion: Rashid Khalidi on Obama and Middle East peace.

Movies: A.O. Scott says the documentary Philip Roth: Unmasked is "an inordinately satisfying essay in self-criticism, an excavation of roots followed by a chronicle of labor."

Dining & Wine: Andrew Carmellini, of the Dutch, stands out in the world of "name-brand chefs" for "being so reticent and self-contained that in a group, he almost doesn't stand out at all."

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