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Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92
Helen Thomas, a pioneer for women in journalism and an irrepressible White House correspondent, has died. She was 92.

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April 25, 1988: White House correspondent Helen Thomas (2nd L) takes notes as former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson faces reporters during a news conference in the White House Oval Office.

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Aug. 4. 1995: In this file photo, President Clinton "interviews" UPI White House correspondent Helen Thomas in the White House briefing room in Washington.
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Jan. 21, 1989: In this file photo, President George H. Bush speaks with reporters, including Helen Thomas, right, in Washington.
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Aug. 2, 2006: U.S. President George W. Bush greets veteran reporter Helen Thomas (L) during a surprise visit to a briefing in the press briefing room of the White House in Washington.

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Oct. 16, 2007: In this photo veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas smiles as she leaves the White House after attending a briefing. Thomas, a pioneer for women in journalism and an irrepressible White House correspondent, has died.
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Nov. 11, 2008: Helen Thomas, dean of the White House press corps, takes her seat after recovering from a long illness in the Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC.

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Feb. 9, 2009: Hearst White House columnist Helen Thomas poses a question to U.S. President Barack Obama during his first news conference as president in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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U.S. President Barack Obama puts his arm around Hearst White House columnist Helen Thomas after presenting her with cupcakes in honor of her birthday in the James Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, in this August 4, 2009 file photo. Thomas, under fire for controversial comments she made about Israel and Palestinians, announced her retirement on June 7, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA) - RTR2EVER
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Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas is pictured as she departs the West Wing of the White House in Washington, July 27, 2009. Thomas, who has covered every U.S. president since John F. Kennedy, abruptly retired on Monday amid a storm of criticism over her controversial remarks about Israel. Picture taken July 27, 2009. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: PROFILE POLITICS) - RTR2EVTP
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Nov. 11, 2008: Helen Thomas, dean of the White House press corps, takes her seat after recovering from a long illness in the Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC.

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Former long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas (C) arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington May 1, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Clement (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2DD5R
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Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

Helen Thomas, a pioneer for women in journalism and an irrepressible White House correspondent, has died. She was 92.

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