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March 15, 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

New Castro, Same Cuba
Hopes ran high when Raúl Castro took over from his brother, Fidel, but political repression and an economic downslide continue.


TECHNOLOGY

'Defriending' Facebook
Concerned that too much time on social media sites is interfering with their real lives, some teens are just logging off.


NATIONAL

Raised Here, but Still Illegal
How should the U.S. treat young people who were brought here illegally as children?


INTERNATIONAL

The Next Battlefield?
Yemen is becoming an important new front in the U.S. war against Islamic terrorists.


OPINION

Can Business Save the Earth?
A scientist argues that some of the big companies people love to hate are among those doing the most for the environment.


TIMES PAST

A Decade of Fear
How 'McCarthyism' turned American against American after World War II

DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Whitney & Brittany play hoops, dumb passwords, smart slime, and more

DEBATE
Should high school players be eligible for the N.B.A. draft?

VOICES
Fernando Fornaris, 19, on returning to Cuba

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

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news