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HOUSTON (AP) - As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady at a viewing. Bush's body will lie in repose from noon to midnight Friday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, the nation's largest Episcopal church. A by-invitation-only funeral is scheduled for Saturday at St. Martin's.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Barbara Bush came up with the idea of focusing on literacy as first lady during a jog in 1978, the year her husband considered his first run for president. While running, Bush realized that teaching more people to read could help decrease other major problems.

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) - A woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota, then fleeing to Florida and killing a woman who resembled her in order to assume a new identity, has been captured at a South Texas resort. The U.S. Marshals Service says two federal deputy marshals arrested 56-year-old Lois Riess on Thursday night at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant. Riess had been on the run since at least late March when her husband was found fatally shot at their home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

BOERNE, Texas (AP) - Tammie Jo Shults was determined to "break into the club" of male military aviators. Shults was among the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy and flew training missions as an enemy pilot during Operation Desert Storm. Twenty-five years later, she was at the control of a Southwest Airlines plane Tuesday when it made an emergency landing after an engine explosion. Friends say she was wired to be cool under crisis.

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