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September 21, 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

Immigration: 'Mixed Families'
Mom, Dad, and daughter are in the U.S. illegally, but the son, born here, is a citizen.


INTERNATIONAL

Bombs Away?
As Iran and North Korea race to get nuclear weapons, President Obama says his goal is a nuclear-free world. Is that realistic?


NATIONAL

Outside The Oval Office
How Darienne Page, 27, an Iraq War veteran, helps keep the West Wing running smoothly

What's in a Name?
Rhode Island considers changing its official name, which some say evokes its slave-trading past.


TIMES PAST

1929: From Boom to Bust
Eighty years later, how the lessons and legacies of the Great Depression are helping soften the impact of the current recession.


ENVIRONMENT

Cooking the Planet
A surprising source of global warming: soot from millions of small stoves in Asia and Africa


TECHNOLOGY

Are iPhones Killing the Novel?
When everyone's connected 24/7, many of literature's classic plot devices no longer work.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Stone Age music, car-free in Germany, organic internships, bad beavers, and more

DEBATE
Should Supreme Court Justices continue to have life tenure?

NEW THIS YEAR

THE ETHICIST
Life's full of questions; he's got answers.

VOICES
Iranian-American Pantea Sotoodeh, 16, on the recent upheaval in Iran

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news