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Upon 70-1/2 one must begin to withdraw the Required Minimum Distribution, starting with [total $401k/27.4],from his/her 401k. May one continue to contribute into his/her 401k when past 70-1/2 years old?

Yes, assuming you're still working for the sponsor. Under such circumstances you can also delay starting RMD's until you leave unless you're a significant percentage owner. (Your plan may require you to take then anyway, but tax law doesn't.)

See IRS Publication 575.

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