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(January 11) Today's Top Headlines - Ariel Sharon, former Israeli Prime Minister, dead at 85

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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 11:04 am | Updated: 11:05 am, Sat Jan 11, 2014.

(CNN) -- Ariel Sharon, whose half century as a military and political leader in Israel was marked with victories and controversies, died Saturday after eight years in a coma, Israeli Army Radio reported. Sharon was 85.

Sharon died at Sheba Medical Center in the Tel Aviv suburb of Tel Hashomer.

The Israeli statesman was a national war hero to many Israelis for his leadership, both in uniform or as a civilian, during every Israeli war.

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