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Bush mourned as a great statesman, a man of uncommon decency

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JOHN ROGERS
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness.

Bush, who died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, is to be honored with a state funeral at National Cathedral in the nation's capital on Wednesday, followed by burial Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library in Texas. His body will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda for a public viewing from Monday until Wednesday morning.

President Donald Trump, who ordered federal offices closed for a national day of mourning on Wednesday, is to attend with first lady Melania Trump and other high-ranking officials.

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