It's day three of the New York Times pay wall. And perhaps your precious 20 monthly clicks before you're locked out are beginning to dwindle. Today's Times leads with an account of the debate in Washington over arming the Libyan rebels. It's worth a read for the way in which it lays out a lot of the debate. Our top pick, however, is the U.S. section story about Alaskan natural resources and wildlife. Mostly for the pretty pictures.

World: If you've already read, or are skipping the lead story about debate in Washington, you might be interested in another take on the Libyan rebel movement, this one from the ground.

US: The Alaska story is the clear choice here. Today's paper keeps pushing this report on the F.D.A. regulating food coloring, but you can get that here if you want.

Business: Check out this detailed account of how the Obama administration's foreclosure prevention plan is falling short.

Technology: Here's the shocking tale of how the family of a murdered woman had to get written consent from a crooked medical responder who posted pictures of the victim to Facebook, before Facebook would tell them whether the photos had all been taken down. Naturally, the family is suing the company.

Science: Today is not a great science day. This is one of three sections (including Business and Health) that the F.D.A. story is leading. But there is a pretty neat story and slide show about types of clouds.

Health: Check out this surprisingly fascinating Personal Health blog entry about nose bleeds, what causes them, and how to treat them.

Sports: There's more dirt on Barry Bonds's alleged steroid use, including testimony from former Yankee Jason Giambi.

Opinion: Neil M. Barofsky, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program whose last day is today, explains "Where the Banking Bailout Went Wrong." He should know, right?

Arts: Find out why Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's "Funky Drummer" and perhaps the most sampled musician of all time, can't get his royalties.

Dining and Wine: Chicago's Charlie Trotter, once a national leader in haute cuisine, has been relegated to the sidelines in the role of cranky old man.