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George H.W. Bush in ICU with pneumonia; wife Barbara also hospitalized

George H.W. Bush in ICU with pneumonia; wife Barbara also hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit on Wednesday, and his wife, Barbara, was also hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman.

The 92-year-old former chief executive was admitted to the ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital to "address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia," family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. McGrath said the former first lady was hospitalized as a precautionary measure after she experienced fatigue and coughing.

"Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation. President Bush is stable and resting comfortably in the ICU,...

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