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December 13, 2010

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

Is Football Too Dangerous?
Head injuries among players are rising, and the effects are more serious than previously realized.


NATIONAL

Targeting Tobacco
Will new graphic warning labels on cigarette packs stop teens from smoking?

What's Your Religion IQ?
Many Americans know little about major religions. Find out how much you know.


INTERNATIONAL

Rising Son
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il's mysterious young son may soon rule this poor, dangerous country.

World War I Is Finally Over!
The fighting ended in 1918, but Germany just made its last reparations payment.


EDUCATION

Spell-check Perils
Relying on spell-check is always risky, especially on college applications.


TIMES PAST

The War Before the War
The Persian Gulf War, launched 20 years ago next month, helped shaped America's involvement in the Middle East today.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Unlocking chocolate's DNA, a car that drives itself, tweeting from the top of Mt. Everest, and more


THE ETHICIST
Are You Liable If Your Tied-Up Dog Bites Someone?


DEBATE
Is The Health Care Law Good For The Nation?


CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news around the world