March 26, 2011 in Nation/World
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 1984 file picture, Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale, center, and his running mate Geraldine Ferraro, right, wave from the podium at the conclusion of the final session of the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, Calif. In background are Mondale’s children, from left, Eleanor Mondale, Ted Mondale and William Mondale. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 1984 file picture, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro gives the thumbs-up sign to a crowd of supporters in downtown Jackson, Miss. as Walter Mondale and Ferraro kicked off their 1984 campaign in this Southern city. Behind Ferraro are Mondale, state Rep. Robert Clark and former Gov. William Winter. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1984 file picture shows Geraldine Ferraro at a news conference in New York. A spokesperson said Saturday, March 26, 2011 that Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice president, has died at 75.

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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 1984 file picture, Geraldine Ferraro explains the finances of herself and husband during a news conference in the Queens borough of New York. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1984 file picture, Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro holds up a document claiming President Ronald Reagan has failed to support a single arms control agreement which six previous U.S. presidents have. Ms. Ferraro, addressing the Young Lawyers, Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association said Reagan�s policies have led to an �arms control gridlock� that does not reduce the risk of nuclear war. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 1984 file picture, Vice-President George H. Bush, left, shakes hands with Democratic vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro before the beginning of their debate in Philadelphia. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ron Frehm photo

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1984 file picture, Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro gathers with her family at a hotel in New York as they await the returns of the presidential election. At center is her husband, John Zaccaro, and their children John Jr. , Laura, and Donna. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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FILE - This 1984 file picture shows Geraldine Ferraro. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Former U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro tours Beijing’s Forbidden City, home to two Chinese dynasties, Sunday September 10, 1995. Ferraro and other delegates to the 4th World Conference on Women took the day off from meetings at the conference to go sight-seeing.

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Geraldine Ferraro, who gained political icon status in 1984 as the first woman on a major party’s national ticket, gestures while talking to the media in front of her Queens home, Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, in New York. Ferraro huddled with advisers amid reports she is planning to mount a political comeback. Speculation increased Sunday that Ferraro would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-N.Y.) this year, when she said she would make an announcement at a in New York city new conference Monday, followed by similar announcements in Buffalo and Albany.

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FILE - This Friday, May 4, 2007 picture shows former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro during a news conference before a fundraising lunch hosted by U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., in Chicago. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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FILE - In this Thursday, March 13, 2008 file picture, former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro address attendees at the Women’s Summit 2008 on the Bryant University campus in North Smithfield, R.I. The first woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket has died. Geraldine Ferraro was 75. A family friend said Ferraro, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 1998, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital.