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.
The home page leads with a report on the security companies that are making big bucks enforcing crackdowns on illegal immigration in various countries worldwide. Also high on the page: News that Germany has approved an extension of the euro-zone bailout fund, meant to curb the region's growing debt crisis. And even though it's a widely reported story, we were drawn to the report on the Rays' unlikely, 12-inning victory against the Yankees that clinched them the American League's wildcard slot.
World: The report on the Catholic Church in Italy sharply criticizing the nation's political class for "behavior that not only goes counter to public decorum but is intrinsically sad and hollow" is an interesting read, but the news is available everywhere. Don't miss the stunning report on Bahrain sentencing one protester to death and several doctors to harsh prison terms for helping protesters there in March.
U.S.: The lead story is pretty interesting, about cash-strapped states easing up on alcohol restrictions to make some money from the recession-resistant booze market. So is the feature on the debate over an oil pipeline from the Canadian oil sands through the United States, which has fractured along typical jobs-versus-environment lines.
Sports: Obviously you have to read the game stories about the Rays' surprise win over the Yankees, which clinched them the American League wild card slot, as well as the Red Sox typical meltdown in their defeat by the Orioles.
Opinion: In the lead op-ed, biologist Steve Wright argues that a wind-power project in Vermont's Green Mountains spells environmental catastrophe in the guise of a green initiative.
Arts: Don't miss the review of Radiohead's performance at New York's Roseland Ballroom, an intimate encounter whose technical glitches made it all the more charming. And catch the Critic's Notebook write-up on the series of three plays dealing with high-level corruption, being performed in Washington, D.C.