114-year-old U.S. woman, daughter of slaves, to be world's oldestBreaking News
The previous oldest woman was Maria de Jesus, who died this week in Portugal at age 115, Guinness World Records said.
Baines -- born to former slaves in a small town south of Atlanta, Georgia, in 1894 -- now lives in a Los Angeles nursing home.
Baines appeared cheerful and talkative when the Los Angeles Times interviewed her in November as she cast her vote for Barack Obama for president, whom she said she supported because"he's for the colored people."
"I'm glad we're getting a colored man in there," she said.
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