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9:51 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Book Of Revelation: 'Visions, Prophecy And Politics'

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 11:57 am

The Book of Revelation, the final book of the New Testament, has some of the most dramatic and frightening language in the Bible.

In her new book Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation, Princeton University religious professor Elaine Pagels places the Book of Revelation in its historical context and explores where the book's apocalyptic vision of the end of the world comes from.

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Opinion
9:51 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Foreign Policy: China's Top Party School

Thousands of Chinese students holding Communist flags gather to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of China's Communist Party at a school in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi province on May 30, 2011.
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Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 6:53 am

Dan Levin is a Beijing-based journalist.

Fresh off a successful charm offensive in the United States, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will likely be working feverishly — and clandestinely — to secure his political future among the various factions and political rivals strolling the halls of power in Beijing. But Xi boasts one credential no other Chinese official has on his resume.

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Shots - Health Blog
9:05 am
Wed March 7, 2012

FDA Scientists Feel A Little Better About Where They Work

A survey of scientists at the Food and Drug Administration finds they're feeling more optimistic about the integrity of decisions made at headquarters (seen here) and elsewhere in the agency.
FDA

Scientists who work for the Food and Drug Administration are feeling more optimistic about the future of their agency than they did back in 2006, according to a survey just out from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

But they still report concerns about outside pressures on the FDA's decisions and policies.

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Business
9:01 am
Wed March 7, 2012

What's Behind These High Gas Prices?

Americans use 300 million gallons of gasoline every day, so it's no surprise they keep a close eye on prices at the pump. Taxes, refinery regulations, transportation expenses and global crude oil supply and demand all influence rising costs.

The Two-Way
9:00 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Anonymous Picks Up The Pieces After Betrayal From One Of Its Own

A young man with wearing a military uniform and mask usually associated with the group anonymous marches with Occupy Wall Street protesters in this November.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 9:55 am

As Ars Technica describes him, Sabu was "a sort of hacker demigod in the world of Anonymous."

"If you couldn't trust him, who could you trust?" Ars Technica writes.

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