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.)
Women in the U.S. Military aren't officially allowed in combat. But in Afghanistan and Iraq, they're fighting, and dying, alongside men.
Twitter vs. Tyranny
How YouTube and Twitter are challenging repressive governments, from Iran to China
Bans on sagging pants are raising constitutional questions about whether government should have a role in deciding what you wear.
1989: Fall of the Berlin Wall
It divided a city and was a symbol of the cold war. When the wall came down 20 years ago, it literally changed the map of the world.
The Impact of $7.25 An Hour
The minimum wage went up this summer. Does that help or hurt teens who have jobs, and those looking for work?
IS 2 MUCH TXTNG BAD 4 U?
Staying constantly connected is great, but it can take a tollon your thumbs and your mind.
NEWS & TRENDS
Illegal rain, nap-happy Americans, really smart bears, and the Internet's 40th birthday
Should public schools offer single-sex education?
NEW THIS YEAR
Life's full of questions; he's got answers.
Some lighter looks at what's in the news