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October 9th, 2006

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 addtional articles, graphics, and teacher's edition, please click here.)

FEATURES

COVER STORY

Africa's Child Laborers
The life of a 9-year-old stone crusher in Zambia.
PLUS: A Times reporter on covering human suffering.


NATIONAL

It's All in the DNA
How people are trying to benefit from ethnic-ancestry DNA testing.

Katrina: One Year Later
How New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are faring: Will they ever fully recover?

1st Amendment User's Guide
What the most famous words in the Constitution mean in the everyday lives of Americans today.


NEWS ANALYSIS

Iraq: What We Don't See
During the Vietnam War, images of dead American soldiers were common in the media. Why is the war in Iraq different?

TIMES PAST

1791: The Bill of Rights
The Constitution might never have been ratified without James Madison's amendments.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Airborne tomatoes, frogs in flight, Lost in China, and more

DEBATE
Should the records of baseball players who used steroids count?

OPINION
Excerpts from New York Times columnists

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news