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Nancy Reagan remembered for her forceful, private style
Reagan, who died at 94, wasn't out to break the rules of being first lady. But she knew well how to work within them.
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FILE - This December 1986, file photo shows first lady Nancy Reagan holding the Reagans' pet Rex, a King Charles spaniel, as she and President Reagan walk on the White House South lawn. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)

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In this July 6, 2015 photo provided by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, Nancy Reagan blows out candles on a cake as she celebrates her 94th birthday at her home in the Bel-Air district of Los Angeles. Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president, and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease, died Sunday morning at her home. She was 94. (Victoria Angulo/Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation via AP)
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FILE - In this July 5, 2012, file photo, former first lady Nancy Reagan, center, Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert Iger, right, and Frederick J. Ryan Jr., chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, celebrate the opening of the D23 Presents Treasures of Walt Disney Archives exhibit at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

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FILE - In this May 14, 1984, file photo, Michael Jackson, center, stands with President Ronald Reagan, left, and first lady Nancy Reagan on the south lawn of the White House prior to receiving an award from the president for his contribution to the drunk driving awareness program. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Stewart, File)

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FILE - In this June 3, 2009, file photo, former first lady Nancy Reagan speaks in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, during a ceremony to unveil a statue of President Ronald Reagan. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2005, file photo, President George W. Bush looks at former first lady Nancy Reagan during dedication ceremonies for the retired Air Force One Boeing 707 aircraft at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

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ARCHIVO - En esta imagen de archivo del 17 de enero de 2003, varias ex primeras damas posan para una foto de grupo en una gala benéfica en homenaje de Betty Ford y el Betty Ford Center en Indian Wells, California. De izquierda a derecha están Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan y la entonces senadora Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Foto/Reed Saxon, Archivo)
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FILE - In this June 11, 2004, file photo, former first lady Nancy Reagan kisses the casket of her husband former President Ronald Reagan prior to the removal of his remains from the Capitol Rotunda in Washington. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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FILE - In this June 2, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama escorts former first lady Nancy Reagan after signing the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act, during a ceremony in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

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FILE - In this July 18, 1985, file photo, President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, wave from windows of his hospital room at the Navy Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Stewart, File)

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FILE - In this June 5, 2014, file photo, former first lady Nancy Reagan visits the grave site of her husband, President Ronald Reagan, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley, Calif. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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FILE - In this June 2, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama escorts former first lady Nancy Reagan after signing the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act, during a ceremony in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. The former first lady has died at 94, The Associated Press confirmed Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

Nancy Reagan remembered for her forceful, private style

Reagan, who died at 94, wasn't out to break the rules of being first lady. But she knew well how to work within them.

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