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Obama's Modern Liberalism, Sasha and Malia, and Social-Media Spies at Work

Esther Zuckerman

Behind the New York Times pay wall, 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: Richard Stevenson writes that Obama's inaugural address employed an "unapologetic argument that modern liberalism was perfectly consistent with the spirit of the founders." 

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World: As Algeria defends its actions in the hostage crisis, American counterterrorism officials and experts "said they would have taken a more cautious approach." 

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Politics: Jodi Kantor on the Obama daughters, who "appeared startlingly grown up, less like children and more like the adult Caroline Kennedy and Chelsea Clinton: graceful and self-possessed, bearing little sign of whatever intrusions they may have experienced in public life." 

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New York: A group of about 200 headed to the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday for a march led by One Million Moms for Gun Control. 

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Technology: On the order of federal regulators, employers must temper regulations off what their employees say online. 

Science: Facing a cancer epidemic, Tasmanian devils are being raised by biologists on an island to "establish a healthy colony." 

Sports: The replacement of a black coach with an interim white coach by the black general manager of the Nets shows "progress is when one makes decisions that are solely pragmatic, or at least one’s perception of it." 

Opinion: Kate Manning on historical abortion methods.

Theater: The Suit at the Brooklyn Academy of Music "brims with a gentle effervescence and musicality," according to Ben Brantley, but is also "quietly preparing to break your heart." 

Books: Michiko Kakutani on Sonia Sotomayor's memoir, which she says "has the power to surprise and move the reader."