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Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87
Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first – and still only – female prime minister, died of a stroke.  

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Former British Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, looks on during the announcement of the naming of the new infirmary at the Royal Chelsea Hospital on February 14, 2008 in London, England. The new infirmary, to be opened next year, will be named the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary.

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Former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher waves to the press at her home after leaving Cromwell Hospital on November 1, 2010 in London, England. Baroness Thatcher was admitted to hospital 12 days ago after contracting flu, she missed a party at Downing Street on October 14, 2010 to celebrate her 85th birthday because of her illness.

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FILE - This is a 1980 file photo showing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)
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FILE - In this June 12, 1987 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waves to supporters from Conservative Party headquarters in London after claiming victory in Britain's general election. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)

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This is a 1969 file photo showing Margaret Thatcher. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, Aprilo 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)
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La primera ministra británica Margaret Thatcher almuerza con el presidente estadounidense Ronald Reagan en el Palacio de Versalles, Francia, el 6 de junio de 1982. Thatcher se sintió traicionada por Reagan, al que consideraba su aliado, porque Estados Unidos respaldó un plan de paz que pedía que Gran Bretaña cesara en su intensión de invadir las Islas Malvinas en 1982, según documentos que se dieron a conocer el viernes 22 de marzo de 2013. (Foto AP/Archivo)

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1982 file photo, China's Chairman of the Communist Party Deng Xiaoping meets with Britains' Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in Beijing. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE - This is a April 30, 1982 file photo of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, during her election tour in London. Margaret Thatcher felt betrayed by close ally Ronald Reagan over the Falkland Islands, according to newly released papers that reveal how isolated Britain's prime minister was in her determination to repel the Argentine invasion by force. (AP Photo/ File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1977 file photo, British Conservative Party Leader Margaret Thatcher listens to a reporters question during a press conference at the British Embassy in Washington. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)
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FILE - In a Feb. 10, 1975 file photo, Margaret Thatcher, leading conservative who won the first ballot for leadership which resulted in Edward Heaths resignation, speaks in London. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - In a Oct. 12, 1961 file photo, Mrs Margaret Thatcher, the newly-appointed Joint Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Pensions and national Insurance, talks with the Minister John Boyd Carpenter, as she begins her new job at the Ministry, in London. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo/Bob Dear, File)

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Foto tomada el 9 de junio de 1983 de la primera ministra británica Margaret Thatcher luego de depositar su voto en las elecciones. Thatcher falleció el lunes a los 87 años de edad. (Foto AP/Peter Kemp)

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Foto tomada el 28 de noviembre de 1990 de Margaret Thatcher cuando salía de la residencia oficial como primera ministra británica, acompañada por su esposo Denis Thatcher. Thatcher falleció el lunes a los 87 años. (Foto AP/Martin Cleaver)

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FILE - In a Feb. 20, 1985 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is applauded by Vice President George Bush, left, as House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. looks on just before she addressed a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, in Washington. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)

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In a June 20, 1988 photo, Economic Summit leaders, from left, President Ronald Reagan, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl follow British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher into a courtyard at Hart House in Toronto. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died Monday, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

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La primera ministra británica Margaret Thatcher lee una declaración afuera de la Casa Blanca, en Washington, acompañada del presidente Ronald Reagan y el secretario de Estado, George Shultz, a la derecha, el 18 de julio de 1987. Thatcher murió la mañana del lunes 8 de abril de 2013. Tenía 87 años. (AP Foto)

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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher stands in a British tank during a visit to British forces in Fallingbostel, some 120km (70 miles) south of Hamburg, Germany. on Sept. 17, 1986. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87.(AP Photo/Jockel Fink)

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FILE - In a Feb. 4, 1975 file photo, Margaret Thatcher gets a kiss from her husband Denis in London, Feb. 4, 1975, after she had come out on top with 130 votes in the first round of the election for the Conservative party leadership. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87 years old. (AP Photo/File)

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Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau is greeted by Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside 10 Downing Street, London, on June 7, 1984. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Schwarz)

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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 1984 file photo, Mikhail S. Gorbachev poses with Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)
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La primera ministra británica Margaret Thatcher con Mijaíl S. Gorbachev en Londres, el 15 de diciembre de 1984. La "Dama de Hierro", como la conocían sus amigos y enemigos, murió la mañana del lunes 8 de abril de 2013. Tenía 87 años. (AP Foto)

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FILE - In this June 23, 1982 file photo, President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher speak to reporters at the White House in Washington. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 1985 file photo, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher meets with her friend and political ally President Ronald Reagan during a visit to the White House in Washington. Thatcher, who led Britain for 11 years, died of a stroke Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

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FILE - This is a Tuesday, June, 8, 2010 file photo of Britian's Prime Minister David Cameron poses with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street in London. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant,File)

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Then opposition leader Brian Mulroney shakes hands with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the British High Commissioners residence in Ottawa, Ont. Sept. 26, 1983. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87 years old. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ron Poling)

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FILE - In this May 31, 1983 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher raises her finger as she makes a point during a Conservative Party news conference in London. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE - In a Friday, July 17, 1987 file photo, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom, left, makes remarks after visiting United States President Ronald Reagan, right, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo/DPA, Howard L. Sachs, File)

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FIL:E - This is a Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1989 file photo of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl during a press conference in the Frankfurt City Hall in Frankfurt Germany . Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose conservative ideas made an enduring impact on Britain, died Monday April 8, 2013. She was 87. (AP Photo/Kurt Strumpf, File)

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FILE - This is a July 29, 1987 file photo of French President Francois Mitterrand and his guest British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher aa they gesture in front of the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Margaret Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former prime minister had died Monday April 8, 2013 of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE - In a 1950 file photo, Conservative candidate at 23 years old and holder of an Oxford diploma, Margaret Roberts, later Thatcher, accompanies four voters on the piano in a sing along after a brief political argument in the bar of the Bull Inn, Dartford, England in 1950. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo, File)
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In this Oct. 4, 1981 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is with Canada's Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, in Australia. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Peter Bregg)

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FILE _ This is a Feb, 1, 1975 file photo of the them Conservative Member of Parliament Margaret Thatcher, in her Chelsea home kitchen. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose conservative ideas made an enduring impact on Britain died Monday April 8, 2013. She was 87. (AP Photo/ PA/File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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FILE - In a Thursday, Dec. 20, 1984 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sits in the cockpit in her Royal Air Force ve-10 during the flight to Hong Kong from Peking. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo/Bill Rowntree, File)

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FILE- This is a Aug. 1, 1979 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks with British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, left, at a reception for the 39 heads of delegations attending the Commonwealth Conference in Lusaka, Zambia. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose conservative ideas made an enduring impact on Britain, died Monday April 8, 2013. She was 87. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - Britains Conservative Party leader, Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, takes a stroll through the grounds of Scotney Castle in Kent, England, where she is a tenant of a National Trust flat, with her husband Denis, and their twins Mark and Carol, in photographed in March 1979. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - Youngest election candidate, conservative, Margaret Roberts (later Thatcher) buys a pint of peanuts and studies the quality of a lemon while shopping in Dartford, Kent, England in 1950, where she is standing as Tory M.P. Thatchers former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died Monday morning, April 8, 2013, of a stroke. She was 87. (AP Photo, File)

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Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first – and still only – female prime minister, died of a stroke.  

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