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Octuplets Become Longest-Living Set in US

BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) - The octuplets born to a Southern
California woman last week are now the longest-surviving bunch in
U.S. history.
Nadya Suleman's octuplets turned a week old Monday at Kaiser
Permanente Bellflower Medical Center.
The six boys and two girls - whose names have not yet been
released - were born weighing between 1 pound, 8 ounces and 3
pounds, 4 ounces.
Kaiser Permanente spokeswoman Socorro Serrano says the babies
are all doing well.
The country's first set of octuplets was born to Nkem Chukwu of
Texas on Dec. 20, 1998. A week later, the tiniest of the infants
died of heart and lung failure. The baby, named Odera, weighed only
10.3 ounces at birth. The surviving seven siblings celebrated their
10th birthday in December.


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