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Pioneering White House journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

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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.

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.

She was the first woman elected president of the White House Correspondents Association and the first female member of the Gridiron Club, a fraternity for inside-the-Beltway journalists.

Read Full Article - The Los Angeles Times

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