Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Dies at 73

Ann Richards, a former Democratic Texas governor and a pioneering woman in Texas politics, died Wednesday after a battle with esophageal cancer. She was 73.

Richards is remembered for her saucy, down-to-earth wit and her determination to make government more inclusive.

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