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.
Yesterday's big news was the budget passing Congress so you'll be sure to find the paper's lead story everywhere. Otherwise, today's front page if packed with an interesting, unique mix of stories. "Food Raves," underground pop-up markets where chefs showcase recipes, are gaining popularity in San Francisco. Bachelors in China have trouble finding a date if they don't own land. And, the Post Office accidentally put a picture of a replica on the new Statue of Libery stamp.
World: The lead story about migrants suffering in Libyan ports is worth a look as is the latest report of strains within NATO forces fighting elsewhere in the country. Speaking of in-fighting, Japan's opposition leader is trying to get the premier to resign. But really your best use of a click in the International section is a terrific story about the rising popularity of American football in Switzerland.
U.S.: Start with this profile of GOP freshman Justin Amash who's turning heads by voting against his party. Another contrarian, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues his crusade against all things that are good. Though you'll see lots of stories about the budget today, you might consider starting with this one about how the GOP snuck in a school voucher line item. Be wary that today's National section is packed with republished stories from The Bay Citizen, The Texas Tribune, and the Chicago News Cooperative—if you see any of their logo on the left when the story loads, you can find it on the respective local paper's site for free.
Opinion: Paul Krugman's column about Paul Ryan's "hissy fit" and Obama's impressive bluff is a great read. David Brooks' on the same topic is less so—though he does admit, "It doesn't take a genius to see that Obama is very likely to be re-elected."
Business: Surely to be unique to the Times this morning is a scoop about tomato thieves driving up vegetable prices nationwide. Geeks will be interested in learning how the business world is finally embracing cloud computing. Meanwhile, DealBook reports the latest news from the trial of everyone's favorite insider trader, Raj Rajaratnam of the Galleon Group.
Sports: Lebron James' new team, the Miami Heat, might be the weirdest team in the NBA, and this story about why might be the only reason to open the Sports section today.
Arts: The Weekend Arts section is always packed with listings and announcements that you can find for free elsewhere, so we recommend sticking to the reviews and features. Like this great look at the newest dinosaur exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History. Art nuts should definitely read the review of Richard Serra's show of drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And the kid in everyone will appreciate this story about the science behind New York City playgrounds.