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Ex-first lady Barbara Bush leaves Houston hospital

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    Former first lady Barbara Bush listened to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine on Aug. 22, 2013. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the wife of former President George H.W. Bush was released from Houston Methodist Hospital late this morning.
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HOUSTON » Former first lady Barbara Bush has been discharged from a Texas hospital where she spent nearly a week being treated for pneumonia.

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the wife of former President George H.W. Bush was released from Houston Methodist Hospital late this morning. The 88-year-old Bush family matriarch had been hospitalized since Monday.

She and her husband, the 41st president, live in Houston. The nation’s longest-married presidential first couple will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Monday.

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