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.
Naturally, the tawdry tale of International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn dominates the front page, with a look at the shock in his native France, and an update on the police investigation before his arraignment today. Hardly exclusives, both are worth reading to catch yourself up on the story. There's lots of news today, but for fun treat yourself to the Tech feature on amateur drone enthusiasts.
World: News of the protesters shot trying to storm the Israeli border leads, but that report appears not to be the latest. Also new this morning, imprisoned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's wife visited him and said he was healthy. And Internet freedom watchers will want to catch this small report on protests in Turkey over new Internet filters there.
U.S.: Check out the lead story on record flooding in Mississippi, along with the surprisingly interesting slide show. You can probably skip the report on the Space Shuttle, which is launching today and is being covered more closely elsewhere.
Business: Despair grows in Greece, where those struggling with economic hardship face mounting indignities. The examination of what Strauss-Kahn's arrest will mean for the IMF is worth a read. And media watchers will definitely want to read David Carr's analysis on why Drudge Report drives so much traffic.
Technology: Check out the feature on amateur drone enthusiasts, including Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson.
Science: Cross-posted from the Travel section but well worth a read no matter where you find it is this national guide to endangered species, organized by region.
Health: It may come as a shock to some to learn how many health-care workers at nursing homes go uninsured themselves. And, it's a couple days old, but you may get a kick out of this report on desserts that include melatonin to mimic the effect of hash brownies.
Sports: As NBA playoffs continue, check out this game story on the Bulls cooking the Heat. And whether you're a basketball fan or not, the profile of Phoenix Suns CEO Rick Welts, who recently came out as gay, is a fascinating read.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, sociology professor Jaye Cee Whitehead makes the case that legalizing gay marriage on the grounds that it can provide an economic boost "dehumanizes same-sex couples."
Arts: For a look at real drama on Broadway, check out the story on the union showdown over the music in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.