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April 3, 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

Broken Jails, Broken Justice
Thousands of Africans accused of crimes wait years—in horrid prison conditions—for their day in court.


INTERNATIONAL

Google's China Problem
Should U.S. technology companies help China's government censor the internet?


NATIONAL

The Cartoon Controversy Hits Home
The uproar over publishing cartoons satirizing the Prophet Muhammad hits American college campuses.


TIMES PAST

The Pentagon Papers
1971: The publication of a secret study on the Vietnam War sets off a constitutional struggle over press freedoms.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Video games as homework; if robots ever rule; perks for perfect attendance; and more

DEBATE
Should the U.S. end birthright citizenship?

OPINION
Excerpts from New York Times columnists

ANCIENT WORLD
Impressive medicine in ancient Egypt

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news