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Ariel Sharon Dead at 85

Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister who suffered a stroke eight years ago and never regained consciousness, has died. Israeli radio, quoting a relative of Mr. Sharon's family, said he died Saturday at the age of 85.

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