Now that The New York Times pay wall is live, you only get 10 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.

Top Stories: Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News poll of Colorado, Virginia, and Wisconsin find that Romney is being seen as a stronger leader, but Obama has the benefit of "somewhat brighter economic outlook" and the feeling that he is relatable. 

World: Li Jianli's skull was smashed in as he became the target of a mob in China for driving a Japanese car and he "has become a symbol for many Chinese of what can go wrong when latent nationalism spins out of control."  

U.S.: The Supreme Court looks at affirmative action again, and questioning "on Wednesday from the chief justice and his colleagues was by turns caustic, exasperated and despairing." 

New York: As Barbra Streisand is set to perform at concerts at the Barclays Center, some Brooklynites cheer her return and others understand why she wanted out.  

Technology: The C-1, an electric motorcycle being developed by start-up Lit Motors, is something in between a motorcycle and a small car and looks "as if it came out of the movie Tron." 

Health: A husband mourns his wife, the victim of the meningitis outbreak, as he suffers from a rare form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 

Sports: In election season, Washington's bigwigs put aside politics to cheer for the same team: the Nationals.

Opinion: Gail Collins on how Democrats "are going bipolar." Nicholas Kristof on Malala Yousafzai and the worldwide struggle for girls' human rights.

Art & Design: Michael Kimmelman examines Tassafaronga Village and the Richardson Apartments in the Bay Area, both the work of David Baker + Partners, a firm whose work represents what Kimmelman believes "is a shift of priorities in the architectural profession." 

Fashion & Style: A profile of Tony Marx, the president of the New York Public Library who has faced controversy and embattlement during his tenure.