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Russia's Mariya Savinova won gold in the 800-meter final at the 2012 Olympics in London. A new report ruled that she should never should have competed because her drug test profile showed she was doping. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Doping Scandal Jeopardizes Olympic Dreams Of Russian Athletes

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) listens to French President Francois Hollande as they leave their news conference in Moscow on Thursday. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill Tuesday, as seen from Turkey's Hatay province. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown during a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday. Putin said Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane was "a stab in the back." Maxim Shipenkov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, on Tuesday. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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A French sailor checks a Super-Etendard fighter jet on the deck of France's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle before it leaves its home port of Toulon on Wednesday. France has deployed its aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean to help fight ISIS. Claude Paris/AP hide caption

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Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken Discusses Russia And Syria

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Older Russians relax during a rally in Moscow. Even with steady improvements in life expectancy, Russian men — whose life expectancy was about 56 years in 1995 — today have an average life span of just under 66 years. Men in Europe live on average 10 years longer. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA/Landov hide caption

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A Post-Soviet Baby Bust Comes Back To Bite Russia

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A man walks outside the building that houses Russia's antidoping agency (RUSADA) in Moscow Tuesday. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation for the Moscow anti-doping laboratory. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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