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Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies at 66

Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies at 66
Posted at 3:30 AM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 03:30:29-04

Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army warlord 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.

McGuinness recently stepped down as first minister of the Northern Ireland regional government, formed after the IRA ended its violent campaign.

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