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October 23rd, 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

Midterms: A Tough Test for Congress
Democrats and Republicans square off in next month's midterm elections, with control of Congress at stake.


INTERNATIONAL

Sudan: Lost Boy Found
A young African man whose childhood was shattered by war achieves a milestone in America.

Out of the Jungle
What happens when a Stone Age people leaves the South American wilderness for the modern world?

Can Afghanistan Hang On?
Five years after the overthrow of the Taliban, a fragile democracy struggles to survive.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Beetle fights in Thailand, Tibetan biker nomads, beating up blue jeans, and more

DEBATE
Should English be declared America's national language?

OPINION
Excerpts from New York Times columnists

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news