Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

Associated Press
The Union flag flies at half mast at the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, April 8, 2013,  in honour of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher's spokesman, Tim Bell, said the former prime minister died Monday morning of a stroke. Flags were flown at half-staff at Buckingham Palace, Parliament and Downing Street for the 87 year old. Queen Elizabeth II authorized Thatcher to have a ceremonial funeral — a step short of a state funeral — to be held at St. Paul's Cathedral in London with military honors. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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Margaret Thatcher, the first woman ever to serve as prime minister of Great Britain and the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century died at age 87 on March 8.

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