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November 3, 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

Whose Side Are You On?
John McCain's and Barack Obama's positions on 10 key issues: Where do you stand?


ELECTION 2008

Electoral College 101
A step-by-step guide to how presidential elections really work

Why I'm Volunteering For...
High school students from Ohio and Maryland talk about their efforts on behalf of Obama and McCain


INTERNATIONAL

South Africa's Long Road
The economic and social issues facing post-apartheid South Africa
PLUS: Zimbabwe's collapse


EDUCATION

Nowhere to Hide
Some Texas high schools are really keeping track of their students


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Great Russians, hunks hauling junk, fortune cookies in China, and more

DEBATE
Should the U.S. drill for oil offshore?

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news