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September 3, 2007

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

Isn't the Election Next Year?
Why the nation is paying attention so early to the 2008 election.


INTERNATIONAL

The Perfect Weapon
Thousands of children have been forced to fight in Africa's wars.

Turbans vs. Haircuts
Young Sikhs in India are abandoning tradition by taking off their turbans and cutting their hair.


NATIONAL

Teens & Supremes
Ten Supreme Court rulings that every teen should know.
Part 1 of a two-part article

Life in the Shadows
A look at the lives of a family of illegal immigrants in Texas.
PLUS: The immigration debate


TIMES PAST

1957: Little Rock Nine
The 50th anniversary of the integration of Central High School.
PLUS: A civil rights timeline

Online Exclusive:
The Supreme Court's June 28th decision on the use of race in school integration plans.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Driving while texting, eco-friendly soccer, what your dog is thinking, and more

DEBATE
Is It Too Easy to Get a Gun in America?

OPINION
Excerpts from New York Times columnists

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news