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January 15, 2007

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FEATURES

COVER STORY

Genocide in Darfur
The U.N. and the world seem unable to stop the killing in the African nation of Sudan.


INTERNATIONAL

Nhi's Vietnam
For young Vietnamese like Nguyen Song Nhi, 16, the "American War" is ancient history and the future is bright.


NATIONAL

Return of the Draft?
With the U.S. military stretched thin, the idea of a draft is seeming less far-fetched.

Does Title IX Play Fair?
The controversial "gender equity" law has some school athletes crying foul.

Luckily, No Test for Citizens
The new citizenship test isn't easy: Could the average American pass?

New Congress, Old Issues
The new Democratic Congress will have to tackle issues from immigration to Iraq.


TIMES PAST

Makings of the Mideast
How the seeds of today's conflicts were planted 90 years ago, after World War I


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
China's Wikipedia problem, football the Navajo way, mindless snacking, and more

DEBATE
Should the U.S. raise the gas tax?

OPINION
Excerpts from New York Times columnists

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news