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October 6, 2008

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

Why No. 2 Matters
With the vice presidency now so important, how will the Palin/Biden matchup affect the election?


INTERNATIONAL

Darfur Dilemma
Would arresting Sudan's President for genocide bring peace to Darfur, or lead to more misery?

Cramming in Korea
South Korean high school students are studying overtime in hopes of getting into top American colleges.


ETHICS

Should Apes Have Rights?
Great apes share up to 98.7 percent of our DNA. In Spain, they may soon share our rights.


TIMES PAST

1960: The Image Election
TV played a decisive role in John F. Kennedy's victory—and changed presidential elections forever.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Dating 101 in Singapore, sushi scams, and more

DEBATE
Is it time to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq?

OPINION
Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on global warming and the presidential election

VOICES
Hanan Abu-Shanab, 18, a Palestinian, on her first year of college in the U.S.

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news