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Kristin Armstrong won Olympic gold in the cycling time trial the day before she turned 43. Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn't Have To Mean Slower

Cyclist Kristin Armstrong, who won Olympic gold at age 42, is one of many athletes saying that high-level sports aren't just for the young. And scientists say exercise reduces aging's toll for us all.

Aetna is the latest big health insurer to retreat from the exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Aetna Joins Other Major Insurers In Pulling Back From Obamacare

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Aetna Joins Other Major Insurers In Pulling Back From Obamacare

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Kristin Armstrong won Olympic gold in the cycling time trial the day before she turned 43. Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn't Have To Mean Slower

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Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn't Have To Mean Slower

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Bobby Hutcherson performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival, in Monterey, Calif. in 2013. Craig Lovell/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Music News

Bobby Hutcherson, Jazz Vibraphone Modernist, Has Died

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Bobby Hutcherson, Jazz Vibraphone Modernist, Has Died

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FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Oversight panel July 7, telling lawmakers that Hillary Clinton had been truthful with the bureau during a 3 1/2 hour interrogation at FBI headquarters. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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FBI Turns Over Secret Clinton Email Documents To GOP Lawmakers

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South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800 meters in Rome on June 2. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Torch

The Sensitive Question Of Intersex Athletes

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The Sensitive Question Of Intersex Athletes

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Michigan Wolverines fans do the wave in support of their team as it faces the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 26, 2015, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Science Of Summer Waves

The Physics And Psychology Of 'The Wave' At Sporting Events

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The Physics And Psychology Of 'The Wave' At Sporting Events

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Hearing Officer Jim Teal presides over a session of Early Intervention Family Drug Court in Sacramento, Calif., in March. The county program helps keep families together — and saves taxpayers $7 million annually, Sacramento County officials say. Robert Durell for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents' Addictions

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California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents' Addictions

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) joins Russia's federal highway agency head Roman Starovoit (left) and Crimean leader Sergei Aksyonov (second from left) on a visit to the Kerch Strait bridge construction site on Tuzla Island on March 18. The bridge will link Crimea to mainland Russia. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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Russia's Crimea Bridge Project Beset By Engineering Worries And Labor Woes

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Jace Clayton, a.k.a. DJ /rupture. Erez Avissar/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Author Interviews

In 'Uproot,' A DJ Traces Modern Music's Tangled Family Tree

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In 'Uproot,' A DJ Traces Modern Music's Tangled Family Tree

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