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Former President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush, left, talks with former Secretary of State and close friend James Baker III at NRG Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Houston, Texas.
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Former President George H.W. Bush, left, talks with former Secretary of State and close friend James Baker III at NRG Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Former President George H.W. Bush, age 90, was taken by ambulance to a Houston hospital after experiencing shortness of breath, according to a statement from his office.

Bush, who was the 41st president of the U.S., is being held for observation at Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution, the statement said. No further information was provided.

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