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World's oldest person dies at 116

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The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person has died in a Georgia nursing home at age 116. Besse Cooper died peacefully Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, according to her son, Sidney. Monroe is about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Cooper said his mother had been ill over the weekend with a stomach virus, then felt better on Monday. Today he said she had her hair set and watched a Christmas video, but later ...

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