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January 30, 2006

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 addtional articles, graphics, and teacher's edition, please click here.)

FEATURES

COVER STORY
Officially, American women don't serve in combat, but in Iraq, they're on the front lines as never before.

NATIONAL
Almost 10,000 Americans are serving life sentences for crimes committed before they turned 18.

INTERNATIONAL
In one of India's poorest regions, a 17-year-old dreams of working at NASA and lifting his family from poverty.

TIMES PAST
Gandhi's nonviolent protests forced the British out of the subcontinentand led to the birth of India and Pakistan.

DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Presidential jury duty; the science of sleep; the price of foul language; and more

DEBATE
Is torture ever justified?

OPINION
Excerpts from New York Times columnists

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news