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Former President George H.W. Bush, Wife Barbara Hospitalized

Former First Lady Barbara Bush and former President George H.W. Bush in 2015.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush and former President George H.W. Bush in 2015.

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Houston (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.

The 92-year-old former president, who had been hospitalized since Saturday, underwent a procedure "to protect and clear his airway that required sedation," family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.