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April 19, 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

The Right to 'Bear Arms'
The Supreme Court wrestles with how far Second Amendment rights should go.


NATIONAL

A Very Special Delivery
How a Virginia slave had himself packed and shipped to Philadelphia—and freedom.

Boy-Next-Door to Terrorist
What made a popular Alabama teenager join an Islamic holy war against the U.S.?

Is Washington Broken?
It's gridlock in the capital. Can Democrats and Republicans get anything done?


ESSAY

Out of Auschwitz
A survivor recalls his liberation, at age 16, from the most notorious German death camp.


OPINION

Africa's Promise
Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on why Africa's success stories are often overlooked


TIMES PAST

1960: Africa's Year of Freedom
In a single year, 17 African nations gained independence from European colonial rule.

DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Korean texting champs, lefty Canadians, why octopuses have a thing for coconuts, and more

DEBATE
Do school libraries still need books?

THE ETHICIST
Is it fair to Google college applicants?

VOICES
Nargees Jumakhan, 17, on fleeing the Taliban and her new life in the United States

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news