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Ariel Sharon

Jan 13, 2014 — The former Israeli leader died Saturday. He was 85. Vice President Biden called Sharon an "indomitable bulldozer." Sharon was buried Monday on his ranch in southern Israel.
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Jan 11, 2014 — From its earliest days to its current state, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can largely be tracked by charting the lives of these arch-rivals. The two played major roles in shaping events, yet the enduring conflict has now outlasted both of them.
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Jan 11, 2014 — Sharon was one of Israel's most iconic figures. Before being elected prime minister in 2001, he had served as one of the county's most lauded generals.
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Jan 5, 2014 — The head of the hospital where Ariel Sharon is being treated says the former Israeli prime minister is "fighting like a lion," but his condition is still critical. The 85-year-old has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in 2006.
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Jan 3, 2014 — The former prime minister has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in 2006. This week, doctors said his condition has worsened. Sharon is 85.
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Jan 1, 2014 — The 85-year-old Sharon has been in a coma since 2006, when a massive stroke incapacitated him.
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Nov 12, 2010 — It's been five years since Sharon, now 82, suffered two strokes. He remains in a "vegetative state."
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