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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies At 87

 
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies At 87

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of  87.  According to a spokesman, Thatcher died peacefully this morning  following a stroke.  Baroness Thatcher served Great Britain as Prime  Minister from 1979 to 1990, becoming the first woman to hold that office.   She was known as England's "Iron Lady," was re-elected twice, and became a close  friend and confidant of then-President Reagan.  Thatcher presided over a  very brief war between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands in  1982, and emphasized deregulation of businesses and industries in her  country.

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