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World's Oldest Person Celebrates a Day before Turning 117

The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time.

Misao Okawa, the daughter of a kimono maker, made the comment Wednesday, at a celebration a day before her 117th birthday. Appropriately, she was wearing a pink kimono decorated with cherry blossom prints.

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Vegas Hospital Sends Miscarried Babies to Laundry by Mistake

Authorities say a Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two dead babies wrapped in linens to a laundry facility, leading to a grisly surprise for the cleaners.

The remains were in a load of laundry that Spring Valley Hospital sent Tuesday to the medical laundry company Angelica in nearby Henderson.

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Woman Admits Digging up Dad's Grave in Search of 'Real Will'

A woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty Monday.

Melanie Nash, 53, was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash's vault in Colebrook, then rifle through his casket last May in a scene a prosecutor compared to an Edgar Allan Poe story.

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Casting a Long Shadow: Artist Hid Lewinsky Dress in Clinton Picture

The artist who painted ex-president Bill Clinton for America's National Portrait Gallery included the shadow of a dress in the work, a reference to Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky, the painter says.

Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News: "The reality is he's probably the most famous liar of all time. He and his administration did some very good things, of course, but I could never get this Monica thing completely out of my mind and it is subtly incorporated in the painting."

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UK Coins to Feature New Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which will appear on coins in Britain was unveiled Monday -- only the fifth one of her 63-year reign.

The likeness shows the 88-year-old monarch facing right in profile and wearing a crown and drop earrings. It replaces a previous portrait which dates back to 1998.

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Joint Birthday Party for NY Couple Married 82 Years

A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212.

The Journal News reports Duranord Veillard turned 108 on Saturday. His wife, Jeanne Veillard, won't turn 105 until May.

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Dude, Where's My Car: NASCAR Machine Stolen before Race

When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.

"They said there was trouble with the car," Kvapil said. "I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They're like, 'No, the car is gone.'"

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Black/Blue or White/Gold? Dress Debate Goes Viral

Is the dress black and blue, or white and gold?

That question is lighting up the Internet.

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Llamas Go On the Lam in U.S., Twitter Explodes

A pair of sprightly llamas jigged their way to immediate social media stardom Thursday after they led dozens of U.S. police a merry dance on the bemused streets of Phoenix, Arizona.

The duo, one white and the other black, had the eyes of the world on them as American media transmitted live footage from the air of them darting across busy roads and parking lots in their brazen -- and for an hour successful -- attempt at evading capture.

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Sugar Ray Rocker Sorry for 'Gruesome Death' Hoax

Plenty of celebrities have been enraged by rumors of their deaths, but when a story emerged of a particularly grisly end for rocker Mark McGrath he was the one apologizing.

In a PR stunt that largely fell flat, a press release Thursday announced that the lead singer of Sugar Ray -- the band popular in the 1990s whose hits included "When It's Over" -- had been shot dead.

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