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Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the 87, according to multiple news sources.

Margaret Thatcher was known for her conservative shift in British politics, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Tribune reported that she was Britian's first female prime minister and Britian's longest continuous prime minister.

New York Times
reported that she died of a stroke and that she has been in poor health for months. "Thatcher died peacefully on Monday morning at the Ritz hotel after a stroke," New York Times reported.

The New York Times reported that her legacy included helping the USA and USSR through the last years of the Cold War and leading England to victory in the Falkland War. The New York Times reported that Thatcher has been criticized for her actions on labor union and dealing with economic troubles in England during her later years.

Chicago Tribune reported that mourners has gathered outside her home in London to lay flowers and play their respect. Prime Minister David Cameron has cut his European visit short and ordered all flags on government buildings and royal palaces be lowered to half mast, Chicago Tribune said.

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