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|Nicolas Sarkozy in his office at the Élysée Palace.|
Marquette is joining a small but growing number of schools in the St. Louis area - and more than 1,000 nationwide - that test students for drugs. Christian Brothers College high school in Town and Country, one of St. Louis' largest Catholic high schools, also began mandatory drug testing for its students as well as faculty and staff members when school started in August.
"The bottom line on this whole business has not yet been written."
Dr. Sidney Gottlieb
CIA Technical Services Staff director for the MK-ULTRA program
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|Ancient bristlecone pine trees are seen 13 September 2007 in the White Mountains of the Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California.|
|Slovenians clean debris and wrecked cars after heavy floods in Zelezniki, some 60 kms northwest of Ljubljana. Four people died and four were still missing Wednesday, the day after the heaviest rains in 30 years hit Slovenia's northwest, causing flooding and mudslides, state radio said.|
|Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand|
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|This is an artistic illustration of a magnetar.|
The Dead Sea Scrolls, the crown jewels of biblical scholarship, have been guarded for 60 years.
Soon after the existence of the scrolls came to light, a scholarly debate broke out over whether the writings were indeed pre-Christian. Though it was commonly accepted that the scrolls were ancient, many respected scholars had begun to argue that the texts were much more recent in origin.
In short order, a scholarly elite emerged and took possession of the artifacts, keeping them hidden from scrutiny. Recently, that group has been challenged to bring the scrolls to the public for closer examination.