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October 4, 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

Armed & Underage
In Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the battlefields are filled with child soldiers: Why they're seen as the perfect weapon.


NATIONAL

Rescue Mission
American Indian tribes are working to revive native languages, some unspoken for centuries.


OPINION

Founding Amateurs?
Americans like to think of the Founding Fathers as citizen legislators. But they were actually a pretty experienced bunch


TIMES PAST

America's Addiction
Fifty years ago, the major oil-producing countries formed a cartel to better control the price of oil. The consequences for the U.S., and the world, have been staggering


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Chinese reality shows, another battle of the bulge, Billy the Kid's day in court, and more

DEBATE
Is Google making us stupid?

THE ETHICIST
When does homework help become cheating? The Ethicist tackles that question and other reader dilemmas.

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news