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Bush library opens in Texas

Obama praises former president for his resolve

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas — President Obama joined all of his living predecessors Thursday to pay tribute to George W. Bush as the arguments of the past decade gave way, at least for a day, to a more generous appraisal of a leader who responded to great challenges with determination and grit.

The current and former presidents gathered to dedicate the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum here on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Joining them were a number of current and former world leaders and lawmakers, hundreds of former Bush administration officials, and thousands of admirers.

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