Gov. Cooper orders flags fly half-staff in remembrance of George HW Bush

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Central time was announced in a statement issued by longtime spokesman Jim McGrath.

Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, offered his condolences to Bush's son, the former President George W. Bush.

The Trumps added, "Along with his full life of service to country, we will remember former President Bush for his devotion to family - especially the love of his life, Barbara".

The small, oil-rich nation of Kuwait is offering its condolences for the late President George H.W. Bush, who led the 1991 Gulf War that freed it from Iraq.

Bush is survived by five children and 17 grandchildren.

In April, he was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit with a blood infection, a week after the death of his wife of 73 years, Barbara. Two of his brothers passed away before him: Prescott Bush, Jr. and William "Bucky" Bush. Bush's living daughter, Dorothy Bush, was named after Bush's mother.

"The fond memory of George H.W. Bush will forever remain in my heart and in the hearts of my countrymen".

"One moment from Barbara Bush's passing that struck me was that he greeted every mourner who came to her casket".

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According to the BBC , Lynch is being charged with artificially inflating Autonomy's revenues by overstating them. The statement added Dr Lynch "has done nothing wrong and will vigorously defend the charges against him".

In Australia, Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the former president was a good role model for all politicians.

The 41st president had been suffering from poor health for years, announcing in 2012 he had vascular parkinsonism.

In his later years he developed a form of Parkinson's disease and used a motorised scooter or a wheelchair for mobility. Vascular Parkinsonism is an "atypical" Parkinsonism that has symptoms similar to Parkinson's, but not the same cause.

Bush was a fighter pilot in World War II after graduating from Yale.

In his post-presidency years, Bush turned to philanthropy - he joined forces with Clinton to raise funds for victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami and the 2010 Haiti quake.

A note on the website reads, "The Bush family is partnering with the Department of Defense's Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) to carry out President Bush's wishes as it relates to his state funeral plan".

In 1992, Bush lost his re-election bid to Clinton - whose aide coined the now famous slogan "It's the economy, stupid" - as eccentric third-party candidate Ross Perot syphoned off conservative votes.

The Bush family confirmed his death through a post on social media website Twitter.

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