Former President George H.W. Bush spends Christmas in hospital

Former President George H. W. Bush applauds during an event to honor the winner of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award at the White House in Washington in this file photo(Reuters) – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush remained hospitalized on Thursday near his home in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath this week, and was in “great spirits,” his spokesman said. Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday. Spokesman Jim McGrath said on Wednesday that the 41st president’s prognosis was positive and that he remained hospitalized as a precaution. “President Bush had another terrific day and is in great spirits,” McGrath said on Thursday in an emailed statement. …

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