Now that the New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 20 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.
Today's home page leads with a look at Barack Obama's upcoming debt-reduction plan in the wake of last week's brutal Capitol Hill budget fight. Also high on the page (and our overall favorite in the paper): A fascinating examination of the Qaddafi regime's weird handling of the media, and what that may mean for its political promises.
World: In addition to the reporting on the Qaddafi government's untrustworthiness where media is concerned, there's a breaking report on the ongoing fighting despite peace talks overseen by the African Union. There's also an interesting feature on a Japanese city's early efforts to rebuild, but our attention turned to the report on the Chinese government's increasingly paranoid-seeming crackdown on expression.
U.S.: There's some very personal coverage in the national section today. Military watchers will want to know about Stanley McChrystal's new job as an advocate of military families. Capitol Hill buffs will enjoy this profile of four congressional colleagues from South Carolina. But we found this report on a once-obscure poetry festival that has made its way to the middle of the political football field to be most engaging.
New York: We normally skip this section, but there's a fascinating report today on a series of terror indictments quietly filed under the same, nondescript docket number in federal court.
Business: You'll definitely want to take a look at this in-depth report on Katie Couric's tenure at CBS (and the accompanying Sunday Magazine interview if you're so inclined). Also, the Times seems to be the first on this story of a lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase for its handling of Sigma. Bloomberg even refers to the Grey Lady in its coverage.
Technology: This section leads with a story on the new tablet by Research in Motion, but from the point of view of a frustrated corporate leader. For straight reporting on the new hardware, refer to this report by Technorati.
Science: The lengthy and well-researched lead story here got on the front page and is worth reading. It's a report on a nuclear power plant under construction that would utilize weapons-grade plutonium in an attempt to downsize the U.S. nuclear arsenal. But of course questions are swirling about the plant's safety and cost.
Health: More and more experts are arguing that H.I.V.-positive patients who need organ transplants should be able to get them from H.I.V.-positive donors.
Sports: Forget coverage of Charl Schwartzel's Masters win. The interesting news is in the New Jersey Record's Tara Sullivan was denied entry to the locker room post-tournament because she was a woman.
Opinion: An editorial celebrates a special kind of fish hook designed not to snag highly threatened blue-fin tuna by accident.
Arts: Read this hopeful report on the "giddy" reception to the return of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.