Welcome to the online edition of The New York Times Upfront, where you'll find a selection of articles from our print edition. (For information on subscribing to the print edition, with all its additional articles, graphics, and teacher's edition, please click here.)
2010: America & the World
From Afghanistan to China, the top challenges facing the U.S. as we head toward a new decade
Your Diet & Global Warming
Why the food we eat has as much of an impact on climate change as the cars we drive
Inside The White House
A behind-the-scenes look at how the Obama administration really works, from a longtime New York Times White House reporter
Locked Away Forever
Is life imprisonment for teen offenders "cruel and unusual" punishment? The Supreme Court will rule this spring.
Driven to Distraction
Texting while driving is not only dangerous, in some states it's now illegal.
1960: Greensboro Sit-Ins
Fifty years ago, four black college students sat at a segregated North Carolina lunch counter and helped re-ignite the civil rights movement.
ALSO: An interview with Franklin McCain, one of the "Greensboro Four," who started the sit-in movement
NEWS & TRENDS
Illegal names in China, Internet bans in France, America's most annoying words, and more
Will closing the prison at Guantánamo make America safer?
Life's full of questions; he's got answers.
Noor Brara, 18, on her two lives, in India and the United States
Some lighter looks at what's in the news