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    Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92

    Only the second American in history to be the wife of one president and mother of another, Bush was also an advocate for literacy and an outspoken force in Washington who was admired for her lack of pretension and penchant for fake pearls. She died at home in Houston yesterday, her husband by her side, after a series of health problems. On Monday, in an interview with OZY Editor-in-Chief Carlos Watson, her son George W. Bush said, “She’s had a spectacular life, and she does not fear death.”

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