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April 14, 2008

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

Changing Faiths
More Americans than ever are leaving their childhood affiliations for a new one, or none at all.


INTERNATIONAL

Darfur's Agony
Does even more misery lie ahead for this war-torn region of Sudan?


NATIONAL

Shamila's Goals
An Afghan teen goes from life under the Taliban to high school in the U.S.


ELECTION 2008

Who'll Be Number 2?
These days, the vice presidency is more important than voters realize. Who will the candidates choose?


TIMES PAST

1948: The Birth of Israel
May marks the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel.
PLUS: A timeline of the Arab-Israeli conflict


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Watts for walking, Obama's speechwriter, flunking out of the dorm, and more

DEBATE
Should illegal immigrants be able to get driver's licenses?

OPINION
The Ethics of Ethanol
Roger Cohen on Brazil's ethanol-fueled future

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news