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  • Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister

    Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister
    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...
  • For British artists, no fond remembrances of Margaret Thatcher

    For British artists, no fond remembrances of Margaret Thatcher
    You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down." Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...
  • Margaret Thatcher's death dominates British headlines

    LONDON – An influential and divisive figure in life, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dominated the national headlines here after she died at the age of 87. British television and radio stations broke into their regularly...
  • Margaret Thatcher: In her own words

    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...
  • Global Voices: The six personalities of Russia's Putin

    Vladimir Putin emerged from the obscurity of a secret agent’s life when called to Moscow in 1997 by power-hungry oligarchs in search of a pliable accomplice to plant in the Kremlin.  In little more than two years, Putin was president of Russia and...
  • Lawmakers squabble over Margaret Thatcher

     
    Yo! When the Pennsylvania legislature is in session, numerous “NONCONTROVERSIAL” resolutions usually sail through the House. These are commemorative items all lawmakers, regardless of party, can agree on. They deal with naming bridges after...
  • Smashing Kate Middleton christens Royal Princess cruise ship

    Smashing Kate Middleton christens Royal Princess cruise ship
    Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, is officially godmother to ... a cruise ship. The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, christened Princess Cruises' Royal Princess ship in Southampton, England, on Thursday with...
  • On Theater: 'Billy Elliot' moves deftly

    On Theater: 'Billy Elliot' moves deftly
    The art of the dance is enjoying a popularity not experienced since the 1950s when members of its royal family were Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" shares some of the credit — along with musical...
  • In Theory: How ready for isolation are you?

    Do you like ocean views, peace, quiet and solitude, and a captive congregation? Then the island of Tristan da Cunha could be perfect. It's advertising for a new parish priest — the previous incumbent left in 2010. There are some catches, though,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Lessons from Thatcherism remain relevant

    As you know, Margaret Thatcher died April 8 at the age of 87 after serving as Britain's prime minister from 1979 until 1990. We owe her a debt for at least two reasons, one of them principled, the other cautionary. First and foremost, Thatcher took...
  • Meryl Streep on Margaret Thatcher: 'A figure of awe'

    Meryl Streep on Margaret Thatcher: 'A figure of awe'
    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...
  • Mrs. Thatcher: The Word 'Iron' Suited Her

    Of the many nicknames bestowed upon her — "Milk Snatcher" and "Attila the Hen" among the less adulatory — none fits former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher better than "The Iron Lady," coined by a Soviet journalist. "Lady" is apt...