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September 20, 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

Islam: Not in My Backyard?
The controversy over a mosque near Ground Zero is part of a growing debate over Islam's place in post-9/11 America.


NATIONAL

Birthright Citizenship
The 14th Amendment makes everyone born in the U.S. a citizen. Opponents say it encourages illegal immigration.


ENVIRONMENT

Storm Signals
This year's wild weather has more scientists wondering if there's a link to global warming.


TECHNOLOGY

Keeping It Private
College students are keeping more of their lives offline. Will high school students follow their lead?


TIMES PAST

1945: The Birth of the U.N.
Founded in the aftermath of World War II, the U.N. was supposed to prevent wars. A look at what it actually has done.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Mine-clearing rats, oil-guzzling microbes, the real Mark Twain, and more

DEBATE
Is it time to revive nuclear power?

THE ETHICIST
Is it OK to post fake reviews online?

VOICES
A Haitian teen on helping her country's earthquake victims

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news