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Former Congresswoman Abzug Dies

March 31, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Bella S. Abzug, the raspy-voiced, hat-wearing feminist who fought for civil rights and against war in Vietnam, died today.

Ms. Abzug, 77, died of complications following heart surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, according to Harold Holzer, her spokesman. She had been hospitalized for about 3 1/2 weeks.

In the 21st century, ``Women will change the nature of power, rather than power changing the nature of women,″ Ms. Abzug said in 1996.

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