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    Barbara Bush Touched Our Conscience

    This article brought back a lot of memories about a dark time in America and the powerful gesture by First Lady Barbara Bush that helped turn on a light. Her passing at 92 this week gave us a chance to remember when she held a child with AIDS in her arms in 1989 and dispelled the popular misconception that the disease could be spread through mere physical contact. At a time when many were still afraid to say the word AIDS and a lot of politicians preyed on fear, she did something human and profoundly important. Rest in peace.

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