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Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

As early as your mid-40s, especially if you're sedentary, your heart muscle can show signs of aging, losing its youthful elasticity and power. But moderately strenuous exercise can change that.

Sophteonal Aix Em Klemm
Sparkwood and Twentyone Aix Em Klemm
Sunset Lubomyr Melnyk
Chase Son Lux
Leave the Riches Son Lux

Women and children arriving from Central America are claiming asylum because, they say, they've been the victims of gangs, or domestic violence, in their home countries. But some critics, like former immigration judge Andrew Arthur, say claiming asylum has become a "sort of catchall for truly inventive lawyers." John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Moves To Reshape Who Qualifies For Asylum

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A Change is Gonna Come Rafiq Bhatia
BRZDA Peluche
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Halcyon Days Mokhov

In Islandborn, Lola asks her grandmother what she remembers most about the Dominican Republic. Courtesy of Dial Books for Young Readers hide caption

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In Junot Diaz's 'Islandborn,' A Curious Child Re-Creates Her Dominican Roots

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Occasional Flashes of Warmth Years of Rice and Salt
There Is Only Now Souls of Mischief
Panic Struck Souls of Mischief
Get It Run the Jewels
Runnin' Sinkane
Warm Spell Sinkane
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Quiet Thunder Dinosaur
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Wes Morosky, left, owner of Duke's Sport Shop helps Ron Detka as he shops for a rifle at his store in New Castle, Pa. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Trump's Plan To Secure Schools Calls For Arming Teachers, Improving Background Checks

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