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Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female PM, dead at 87

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87.<p>She suffered a stroke Monday, her spokeswoman said. A British government source said she died at the Ritz Hotel in …

Margaret Thatcher: Tributes paid to 'great leader, great Briton'

UK and world leaders led tributes to Britain's "Iron Lady," former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday, with words reflecting on her passion, courage and determination -- as well as her polarizing politics.<p>What do you think about the loss of Britain's 'Iron lady'? Tell us<p>"Margaret Thatcher …

The lady who changed the world

ONLY a handful of peace-time politicians can claim to have changed the world. Margaret Thatcher, who died this morning, was one. She transformed not …

Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A family statement (via the BBC) said, "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher …

Margaret Thatcher, Former Prime Minister and Symbol of 1980s Britain, Dies at 87

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher passed away today after suffering a stroke. She was 87. The tenacious, highly quotable, and still-polarizing Conservative Party leader was, more so than any other individual, emblematic of the United Kingdom in the 1980s. And her pervasive influence, …

Study: Walking Can Be as Good as Running

People who did equivalent amounts of running and walking saw the same degree of benefit in terms of blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease<p>pawpaw67/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> According to CDC classification, running is a "vigorous" exercise, so-called because runners usually end up sweaty and …

The Invincible Mrs. Thatcher

With Britain’s Tories back in power—and a biopic starring Meryl Streep on its way—the career of Margaret Thatcher is newly resonant. A conservative revolutionary, she prefigured, then partnered with, Ronald Reagan, worshipping “real men” as she went where no woman had, never losing a national …