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December 12, 2005

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
Since his re-election, President Bush has faced a series of problems, like any recent two-term Presidents..

INTERNATIONAL
Getting into a top university is a must for Jeong Hye Jin and her high school classmates.

TIMES PAST
Once a closed, homogeneous society, Korea was divided into North and South by events beyond its control.

DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Globe-running; a new kind of driver's ed; the floating island; radio for pets; and more

DEBATE
Should astronauts return to the moon?

OPINION
Excerpts from New York Times columnists

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news