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Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps founder and former Democratic vice presidential candidate who headed the 1960s War on Poverty, has died. He was 95.
Shriver, whose full name was Robert Sargent Shriver Jr., died Tuesday, his family said in a statement to CNN. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease — a cause his daughter, former first lady of California, Maria Shriver, has championed in recent years.
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"He lived to make the world a more joyful, faithful, and compassionate place," the family's statement said. "He worked on stages both large and small but in the end, he will be best known for ...