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Shimon Peres, Israel’s defense and peace leader, dies after stroke

Oren Dorell, and Jane Onyanga-Omara | USA TODAY60 minutes ago

Shimon Peres, Israel’s most senior statesman who fought in the country’s war of independence, died Wednesday after a stroke, according to the Israeli media.

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Peres, 93, spent his final days fighting for his life in a Tel Aviv hospital after suffering a stroke Sept. 13. Doctors said Peres suffered severe organ failure Tuesday, as well as irreversible brain damage, as a result of the massive hemorrhagic stroke, the JerusalemPost reported.

A file picture dated June 20, 2013 shows former Israeli president Shimon Peres speaking during the …more

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