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ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 02:  Former first lady Barbara Bush attends day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 2, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention.
ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 02:  Former first lady Barbara Bush attends day two of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 2, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention.

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Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, a source close to the Bush family tells CNN's Jamie Gangel. At 92 years old, Bush has been suffering for some time and has been in and out of the hospital multiple times in the last year while battling with COPD and congestive heart failure.

Barbara Bush in failing health

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, a source close to the Bush family tells CNN's Jamie Gangel. At 92 years old, Bush has been suffering for some time and has been in and out of the hospital multiple times in the last year while battling with COPD and congestive heart failure.