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March 13, 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

Troubled Waters
For Cubans fleeing their homeland, a perilous trip to reach Florida's coast


INTERNATIONAL

Iran's Nuclear Threat
Iran could soon have nuclear weapons. How should the world respond?

Road Warrior
A female race-car driver challenges social boundaries in Iran.

Democracy Can Be Messy
Promoting democracy abroad, in the Middle East especially, can be tricky.


NATIONAL

Shifting Gears
The decline of Detroit's "Big Three" automakers

America's Top 10 Cities
Detroit is out. San Jose is in: What that says about 21st-century America.


TIMES PAST

Bay of Pigs
1961: A failed attempt to oust Castro


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Varsity bowling; the "cute" factor, e-buyers beware; and more

DEBATE
Should military recruiters be allowed in high schools?

OPINION
Excerpts from New York Times columnists

VOICES
Lesly Castillo, 16, on leaving an L.A. gang

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news