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Posted: Dec 31, 2013 7:30 PM

Updated: Dec 31, 2013 7:31 PM

HOUSTON (AP) HOUSTON (AP) Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue. A statement Tuesday night from the office of her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, said she was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday. The statement says the 88-year-old is "in great spirits" and is getting "fantastic care."

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A $2.3 billion pipeline from Oklahoma to the Texas Gulf Coast could begin carrying oil in less than a month. TransCanada has been testing the line since early December. It runs nearly 500 miles from Cushing to the Houston area. The pipeline will have an initial capacity of 700,000 barrels of oil per day.

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) Mexican shoppers could be even more common in Texas border cities after Mexico raises its federal sales tax in border regions on Wednesday. The tax hike has sparked large protests on the Mexican side of the border. Fed economists estimated in March that border crossers account for 58 percent of retail sales in Laredo and 42 percent in McAllen.

NEW YORK (AP) NBC's telecast of the Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday was the most popular TV show of the week. The Nielsen company says more than 27 million viewers watched the last NFL regular season game.

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