Former President George H. W. Bush applauds as he participated in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., July 15, 2013.
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Former President George H.W. Bush Taken to Houston Hospital

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President George H.W. Bush was taken by ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital “as a precaution” after experiencing “shortness of breath” Tuesday, said a statement from his office.

“The former president, age 90, will be held for observation, again as a precaution,” the statement read.

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Former President George H.W. Bush Taken to Houston Hospital

Updated