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FORMER PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER DIES

The BBC reports that former prime minister Baroness Thatcher has died. She was 87 years old. Her spokesman Lord Bell issued the following statement: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.” Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990. She was the first woman to hold the post. I have always found her strangely fascinating. She was as hard as nails. I look forward to watching the up []