Detroit's Deadline, Abortion at the Movies, and the Joy of Mindless Video Games

Dashiell Bennett
Detroit's Deadline, Abortion at the Movies, and the Joy of Mindless Video Games

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.

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Top Stories: Mogadishu, Somalia, is "enjoying its longest epoch of relative peace since 1991" (though that stretch was broken this morning by a suicide bombing.) Detroit faces a deadline on Thursday to come up with a plan to solve its financial crisis or face take over by the state government.

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Opinion: How Brazil could help end Iran's nuclear program by putting a stop to its own.

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Science: Simply wearing a white coat (if you believe it belongs to a doctor) can improve concentration, proving that what you wear affects your brain.

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Theater: The Metropolitan Opera is launching an ambitious and technically complicated production of Wagner's full "Ring" cycle.

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Sunday Magazine: How "mindless" time-wasting video games (from Tetris to Angry Birds) have taken over our lives. How to cheat on your taxes.

Health: A small amount of therapy can have a dramatic effect on children who have suffered a traumatic event.

Travel: New Zealand is the perfect country to explore in a camper van. Airlines are testing a new satellite system that could save fuel and cut down on delays by providing more efficient routes and landing approaches.

Television: A review of Best Friends Forever, the latest TV comedy created by women.

Books: Charlotte Rogan is publishing her first book after decades of writing (unpublished) novels on her own.

U.S.: Texans use a live-animal auction to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition money for the kids who raised the livestock.

Movies: An anti-abortion movie backed by evangelical church groups has already made a healthy profit at the cineplex.

World: China's press is not shy about selling positive coverage to anyone who can pay.

Food: Having your own backyard chicken is great until you end up with more fresh eggs than you know what to do with. Relish is almost non-existent as a restaurant condiment.

Sports: Randal Lewis, a 54-year-old financial adviser from Alma, Mich., will be the oldest first-time Masters participant ever, after qualifying via an amateur tournament.

Photo Gallery of the Day: A baseball writer chronicles his favorite eating spots found while covering teams on the road.