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Former President Bush moved out of intensive care

Former President George H.W. Bush in March 2012. The 41st president was moved out of intensive care on Saturday.

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Former President George H.W. Bush in March 2012. The 41st president was moved out of intensive care on Saturday.

HOUSTON (AP) — A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush’s condition continues to improve and that he was moved Saturday out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Saturday that the Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes.

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Bush was hospitalized Nov. 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. He was moved to intensive care at Houston’s Methodist Hospital on Dec. 23 after he developed a fever.

Bush, the 41st president, is the country’s oldest living former president by a few months.

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