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Those We Lost in 2012

Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012:
  • Etta James, 73. Blues singer best known for her enduring classic "At Last."
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Georgia Woman Now World's Oldest Person (Again)

Besse Cooper is closing in on her 115th birthday

(Newser) - The world's oldest person is now Besse Cooper of Georgia, at 114 years and 230 days, reports CNN . She gains the Guinness Book of World Records title with the passing of Brazil's Maria Gomes Valentim, who was just shy of her 115th birthday. Cooper actually held the title... More »

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