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    George HW Bush Dies at 94

    The 41st president — and patriarch of one of America’s best-known political families — died late Friday at his home in Houston, Texas. Serving in the White House from 1989 to 1993, the Yale-educated World War II pilot helped steer the world out of the Cold War following the collapse of the Soviet Union. His popularity soared after the swift coalition victory in the Gulf War, but was soon tarnished by a sputtering economy. Jimmy Carter, now the oldest surviving president, said Bush’s tenure was “marked by grace, civility and social conscience.”

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