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Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87



Published: Mon, April 8, 2013 @ 9:27 a.m.

Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87

LONDON (AP) - Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain. The Iron Lady who ruled for 11 remarkable years imposed her will on a fractious, rundown nation - breaking the unions, triumphing in a far-off war, and selling off state industries at a record pace. She left behind a leaner government and more prosperous nation by the time a mutiny ousted her from No. 10 Downing Street.

Thatcher’s former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former prime minister had died this morning of a stroke. She was 87.


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