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February 21, 2011

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

Gun Battles
The attempted assassination of an Arizona Congresswoman has reignited the debate over gun control.


NATIONAL

The Fisherman's Son
After last year's Gulf oil spill, a shrimp fisherman's 19-year-old son considers whether to follow in his father's footsteps.


INTERNATIONAL

What Happened to Japan?
Once a challenge to the U.S. as the world's economic superpower, Japan is struggling to recover from a 20-year slump.


LITERATURE

'Paul Revere's Ride'
Which war was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem really about?


TIMES PAST

The Pentagon Papers
Forty years before Wikileaks, The New York Times published a secret government report about the Vietnam War, prompting a landmark First Amendment battle.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Witch taxes, tuition by the dollar, a dog of many words, and more

DEBATE
Have youth sports become too intense?

THE ETHICIST
Is it OK to order food for delivery during a really bad storm?

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news