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February 8, 2010

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.)

FEATURES

COVER STORY

Insult or Honor?
The debate over Indian nicknames at high schools and colleges, and why even Native Americans are divided


NATIONAL

Michelle Obama's Heritage
The First Lady can now trace her family tree back to a slave girl in pre-Civil War South Carolina.


TECHNOLOGY

Free Speech vs. Privacy
With the courts trying to catch up with technology, Wikipedia is caught between German privacy law and the First Amendment.


TIMES PAST

The U.S. & Afghanistan
How the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan 30 years ago led to the terrorism of Al Qaeda and to the war the U.S. is fighting today

CULTURE

It's All in the Numbers
Different cultures, different lucky (and unlucky) digits


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Russia zones out, Mickey gets tough, real money for virtual goods, and more

DEBATE
Should the U.S. reinstate the draft?

NEW THIS YEAR

THE ETHICIST
Life's full of questions; he's got answers.

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news