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September 6, 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

America's Challenges 2011
A look at the issues, at home and abroad, that President Obama and the nation will be confronting in the year ahead.


NATIONAL

The Immigration Debate
Almost everyone agrees the U.S. immigration system is broken; the problem is agreeing on how to fix it.

Technology & the Law
How does the Constitution—written 200 years before Facebook and texting—apply to the digital world?


ECONOMY

Do 'Sin Taxes' Really Work?
Sin taxes on things like tobacco raise lots of money, but do they also change people's behavior as their proponents claim?


INTERNATIONAL

China's Labor Pains
Young factory workers are demanding a share of China's prosperity. Will demands for political rights follow?


TIMES PAST

1920: Women Get the Vote
After decades of effort by the suffrage movement, the 19th Amendment was ratified 90 years ago this summer.

DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Souped-up vending machines, new rules for teen drivers, how your tweets are making history, and more

DEBATE
Should the U.S. halt offshore drilling?

THE ETHICIST
Is It OK to Ask Family and Friends for Donations to My School Team?

VOICES
Lynda Lopez, 19, on being the target of cyberbullying

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news