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October 20, 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

Economy in Crisis
What the Wall Street meltdown and Washington's response mean to you
PLUS: When foreclosure hits home


INTERNATIONAL

India at a Crossroads
The world's largest democracy deals with growing pains as its economy continues to boom.


NATIONAL

Behind the Black Robes
How the Supreme Court really works—and the impact of the next President
PLUS: A preview of this term's key cases


ELECTION 2008

What Polls Really Mean
How McCain and Obama can both be ahead: Understanding public opinion polls in a close election


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
The perils of TV cooking, roving mammoths, short- sizing, and more

DEBATE
Should voters be allowed to register on Election Day?

OPINION
Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on the new wave of activist high school students

VOICES
Foreclosure on their home turned life upside down for Amber Vickerman, 18, and her family

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news