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Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Mich., sits for a photo Thursday, May 22, 2014. Talley turned 115 on Friday, May 23, 2014, making her the oldest living American and second-oldest person in the world on a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks many of the world's oldest people.

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Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Mich., sits for a photo Thursday, May 22, 2014. Talley turned 115 on Friday, May 23, 2014, making her the oldest living American and second-oldest person in the world on a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks many of the world's oldest people.