Hilary Clinton's mother dies

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Dorothy Rodham, the woman who profoundly influenced her daughter Hillary with her compassion, toughness, and humor, has died. She was 92, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Rodham died in Washington, D.C., early Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the William J. Clinton Foundation. Rodham was born on June 4,1919 in Chicago.

Rodham was abandoned at the age of 8 by dysfunctional, divorced parents. Her parents sent her with a younger sister to unwelcoming grandparents in California, reported the Washington Post.

Rodham never worked outside the home and raised her three children in Illinois under the watchful eye of a conservative-minded husband. Rodham funneled her passion for learning to her daughter, reports the Washington Post.

Rodham is survived by Hillary and two sons, Hugh and Tony; and four grandchildren.

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