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Pioneering White House Correspondent Helen Thomas Dies at 92

Helen Thomas, the pioneering female journalist who questioned 10 U.S. presidents from her front-row seat at White House press conferences, has died. She was 92.

The Associated Press reported her death. She lived in Washington for more than six decades.

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President Barack Obama brought Helen Thomas cupcakes for her 89th birthday in 2009 (Twitter)

As White House correspondent for United Press International, where she worked for 57 years, then as a columnist for Hearst Newspapers, Thomas covered presidents from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama as they confronted the Cuban Missile Crisis, wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the Watergate scandal, oil shortages, the nuclear arms race and economic crises.

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