MARGARET THATCHER, BRITAIN’S ‘IRON LADY,’ DEAD AT 87

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, an ally to President Ronald Reagan in the fight against encroaching socialism in the free world and a champion of her own nation’s economic and political prosperity, has died at the age of 87.

United Kingdom officials said the woman who was known as the “Iron Lady” died this morning of a stroke.

She ruled for 11 years, turning a fading nation into a new leader in world political and economic affairs.