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April 20, 2009

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

Armed & Underage
In parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the battlefields are filled with child soldiers.


INTERNATIONAL

Islam: A Different Face
Indonesia, the world's most-populous Muslim country, is showing how Islam and democracy can coexist.


NATIONAL

Google Mistrials
With iPhones and BlackBerrys, some jurors are doing their own research—and causing disorder in the court.

The Death Penalty's Cost
Opponents of the death penalty are using a new argument: that capital punishment is too expensive.


SPORTS

She Got Game
More high school girls are playing on boys baseball teams.


TIMES PAST

1939: Marian Anderson
How one singer's performance at the Lincoln Memorial helped set the stage for the civil rights movement


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Green cell phones, the recession in prime time, a hunkier Shakespeare, and more

DEBATE
Should Washington, D.C., get a vote in Congress?

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news