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Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital after being treated for bronchitis.  His spokesman says the 88 year old has been hospitalized at Houston's Methodist Hospital for six days and has a "lingering cough." He says Bush's family hopes he will be discharged by the weekend. 

Bush has a form of Parkinson's disease that affects his legs and requires him to use a wheelchair.  The World War II veteran is the oldest living former president.  He was previously hospitalized overnight in 2007 after a fainting spell caused by dehydration and hot weather while golfing in California. 

 

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