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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85

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JERUSALEM — It was vintage Ariel Sharon: His hefty body bobbing behind a wall of security men, the ex-general led a march onto a Jerusalem holy site, staking a bold claim to a shrine that has been in contention from the dawn of the Arab-Israeli conflict. What followed was a Palestinian uprising that put Mideast peace efforts into deep-freeze. Five years later, Sharon, who died Saturday at 85,...

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