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ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in  the 2011 film “The Iron Lady,” and her performance will likely go down as the most enduring cinematic portrait of the former British prime minister. So after news broke Monday that Thatcher had passed away at age 87, Streep released the following statement: “Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics. "It is hard to imagine a part of our current history that has not been affected by measures she put forward in the UK at the end of the 20th century.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Margaret Thatcher signed a contract for an authorized biography more than 16 years ago. For reasons that will soon become clear, she granted writer Charles Moore an exclusive series of interviews and access to her papers on the condition that the book would be published only after her death. On Monday, just hours after the former prime minister's death, the Penguin imprint Allen Lane announced that it would publish the first volume of Moore's authorized biography of Thatcher “immediately following her funeral.” “Charles Moore's biography of Margaret Thatcher immediately supersedes all earlier books written about her,” Stuart Profitt, one of the publishing directors of Allen Lane, said in a statement . “Having worked closely with Lady Thatcher on both volumes of her autobiography, and read all the other main books about her, I was astonished at how much Moore says which has never been public before… It gives unparalleled insight into her early life and formation, especially through her extensive correspondence with her sister, which Moore is the first author to draw on.” The British book trade publication the Bookseller says the first volume of the two-volume work will be called “Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume One: Not for Turning.” It will recount Thatcher's life up to the victory in the 1982 Falklands War. Moore is currently at work on the second volume,  “Herself Alone.” Thatcher published...
WORLD
April 8, 2013 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - Indifference was not an option. In death as in life, at home and abroad, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was lionized and lambasted - sometimes both in the same breath - as news of her passing Monday spread across the world. Whether she was lauded as a savior or loathed as a destroyer, no one could deny the indelible imprint left on Britain by its first female prime minister, whose free-market revolution in the 1980s shook this country to its core. "We have lost a great leader, a great prime minister and a great Briton," said Prime Minister David Cameron, one of Thatcher's heirs as leader of the Conservative Party.
WORLD
April 8, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Argentine veterans of the bitter war over the Falkland Islands said Monday that they had no sorrow over the death of Margaret Thatcher, who launched British forces to recapture the South Atlantic islands more than three decades ago. “She won't be remembered as someone who has contributed anything to peace,” Mario Volpe, president of the Center for Malvinas Veterans, told  Agence France-Presse . The islands are known by Argentines as...
NEWS
April 8, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- As news of the death of Margaret Thatcher came in Monday, tributes flowed from conservative leaders across the Capitol, showing the lasting influence the "Iron Lady" on the personal careers of many American lawmakers. “Lady Thatcher was a towering figure and a hero of mine,” said Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania who once ran the conservative group Club for Growth. “Utterly fearless, she never once went wobbly,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, a first-term Republican from Texas and a tea party favorite.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2013 | By Henry Chu and Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times
LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has died. She was 87. The BBC read out a statement early Monday afternoon from Thatcher's friend and former advisor, Tim Bell, saying: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announce that their mother, Baroness Thatcher, died peacefully following a stroke this morning.
WORLD
April 8, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Political leaders past and present reacted Monday to the death of Margaret Thatcher , the former prime minister of Britain, by spotlighting different parts of her global legacy. For some, their careful or brazen words reflected the sharp disagreements they had with Thatcher, a polarizing figure. Others lionized the late Thatcher unabashedly as an ally and friend. Here are snippets from the outpouring of reactions worldwide: President Obama : “As a grocer's daughter who rose to become Britain's first female prime minister, she stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can't be shattered.
WORLD
April 8, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
As education secretary in the 1970s, Margaret Thatcher said she did not think a woman would become British prime minister in her lifetime. She would occupy the job for nearly a dozen years, moving into 10 Downing St. in 1979. Thatcher died Monday at the age of 87. Here are memorable quotes from her political career: “I stand before you tonight in my Red Star chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up and my fair hair gently waved, the 'Iron Lady' of the Western world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
The death of any iconic global figure is often the occasion for colorful anecdotes, but the one that has been repeated Monday in the wake of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death - that she snubbed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in 2011 - just doesn't pass the smell test with me. In 2011, as part of Palin's bid to be taken seriously as a political leader and potential presidential candidate after her difficult national coming...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Margaret Thatcher, the so-called Iron Lady, was one of God's gifts to music. In the history of popular music, there probably never has been a head of state more reviled in song than the former Conservative Party British prime minister, who died today at 87. You could say that Thatcher exerted a remarkably creative influence on British music from the late '70s through the late '80s and beyond. The ridicule and rage heaped on her prompted some of the spikiest lyrics, angriest guitars and most indelible percussion to be heard during of one of the most rancorous eras in modern British music and politics.
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