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May 5, 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

China's Olympic Trials
Will the focus be on the athletes or China's human-rights record?


INTERNATIONAL

Tree Shaker
As he turns 90, a look at the life of Nelson Mandela

Getting Off the Web
Boot camp for South Korean teens obsessed with the Internet


NATIONAL

Beyond Black & White
Barack Obama's candidacy is putting a spotlight on America's growing multiracial population.


ENVIRONMENT

Your Burger's Real Cost
It may taste great, but is your burger hurting the environment?


ELECTION 2008

OK, Now What?
A summer guide to a very unpredictable presidential election


TIMES PAST

Happy July 2nd!
Ten dates in U.S. history that rate more attention than they get


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Google in space, Brad & Angelina, why breakfast makes champions, and more

DEBATE
Should high schools have valedictorians?

OPINION
Why The Candidates Need to Talk About China
For the next President, relations with China are likely to be at the top of the agenda

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news