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Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies at 66

WorldNews Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies at 66DUBLIN Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground, paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, and was Northern Ireland's deputy first minister for a decade in a power-sharing government, has died, his Sinn Fein party announced Tuesday on Twitter. He was 66. The party said he died after a short illness. He suffered from amyloidosis, a rare disease with a strain specific to Ireland's northwest. The chemotherapy required to combat the formation of organ-choking protein deposits quickly sapped him of strength and forced him to start missing government appointments. McGuinness' transformation as peacemaker was all the more remarkable because, as...
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He helped broker the agreement that ended Northern Ireland's bloody fight for independence.

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