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The U.S. flag flies at half-staff in honor of former President George H.W. Bush outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Monday. Top Hill leaders planned on a stopgap funding bill to avoid a partial shutdown at the end of the week. Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin toast to each other after signing an arms control treaty in January 1993 in Moscow. Bush skillfully cultivated relationships with both Yeltsin and his Soviet predecessor, Mikhail Gorbachev. David Ake/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Flowers are laid at the base of the statue at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. Suzanne Cordeiro /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President George H.W. Bush greets soldiers at Fort Stewart, Ga., after he addressed family members of the 24th Infantry Division stationed in Saudi Arabia and personnel at the facility in February 1991. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed a major immigration law that offered amnesty to people in the country illegally who arrived prior to 1982. Barry Thumma/AP hide caption

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The GOP's Evolution On Immigration

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Former President George H.W. Bush flipped the coin for the kickoff between the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston on Oct. 30, 2016. Bob Levey/Getty Images hide caption

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Festivalgoers browse for books during the Miami Book Fair International. PBS will provide live coverage of the fair's events over the course of three days this year. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Accepting the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on behalf of her grandfather former President George H.W. Bush, Lauren Bush Lauren, center, and fellow Award recipient Paul W. Bridges, the former mayor of Uvalda, Ga., right, hold the awards as they stand with Jack Schlossberg, left, grandson of President John F. Kennedy. Gretchen Ertl/AP hide caption

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Former President George W. Bush speaks alongside former first lady Laura Bush during the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday in Dallas. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Former President George H.W. Bush in June. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO hide caption

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President Barack Obama gestures toward former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and first lady Michelle Obama, at the White House in Washington, Thursday, during a ceremony where the Bushs' portraits were unveiled. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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