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May 4, 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

What We Eat
What families around the world eat in a week, and what it says about their lives


INTERNATIONAL

Uneasy Neighbors
Drug wars, immigration, and the economy are testing relations between the U.S. and Mexico.


EDUCATION

'A' is for iPod
Do student rewards boost achievement—or send the wrong message?


SCIENCE

Experimenting on Kids
Should scientists use their own children as test subjects?


MEDIA

Is it a Show or an Ad?
Thank DVRs and Survivor for all the product placements now on TV— even in news shows.


TIMES PAST

1919: The 'End' of WW I
The fighting stopped and a treaty was signed, but 90 years later, the world is still dealing with the consequences.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Where the jobs are, why bats are such jocks, a degree in the Beatles, and more

DEBATE
Should the driving age be raised?

OPINION
Why Benita Veliz, 23, of Texas, should be a U.S. citizen

VOICES
Bre Priestner, 17, on her father's death in Iraq

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news