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  • Helen Thomas Through the Years

    Helen Thomas, a pioneer for women in journalism and an irrepressible White House correspondent, died on July 20, 2013. She was 92. Here's a look back at her life.
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  • Helen Thomas Through the Years

    President Richard Nixon laughs with UPI reporter Helen Thomas, left, and AP reporter Douglas Cornell during an impromptu reception in Washington, Sept. 30, 1971.
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  • Helen Thomas Through the Years

    President Ronald Reagan greets UPI reporter Helen Thomas, center, and AP reporter Jim Gerstenzang, right, before an interview in the Treaty Room of the White House in Washington, April 13, 1981.
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  • Helen Thomas Through the Years

    President George H. Bush speaks with reporters, including Helen Thomas, right, in Washington, Jan. 21, 1989.
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  • Helen Thomas Through the Years

    President Clinton "interviews" UPI White House correspondent Helen Thomas in the White House briefing room in Washington, Aug. 4, 1995.
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  • Helen Thomas Through the Years

    UPI's Helen Thomas wipes a tear as she is awarded the first Helen Thomas Award, at the White House Correspondents Dinner April 26, 1998.
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    President Bill Clinton answers a question from veteran United Press International (UPI) reporter Helen Thomas, during a press conference at the White House in Washington, April 30, 1998.
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    Nora Boustany, Washington Post staff writer presnts fellow former White House scribe, Helen Thomas with the "Award of Excellence" at The Arab American Institute Foundation's Kahil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards dinner April 23, 2003 in Washington
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    President Bush, right, greets veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas during the final briefing in the press briefing room in the West Wing of the White House in Washington before its renovation, Aug. 2, 2006, file photo.
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    Senior White House Correspondent Helen Thomas reads the newspaper while sitting in her chair in the White House press room August 2, 2006 in Washington, DC.
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    Long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas takes up her seat on the front row of the remodeled James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing of the White House July 11, 2007 in Washington.
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    Helen Thomas reads thru her stack of morning newspapers at her desk inside the White House briefing room March 27, 2009 as she waits for the daily briefing by President Barack Obama's Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
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  • Helen Thomas Through the Years

    Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, left, celebrates her 89th birthday with President Barack Obama, celebrating his 48th birthday, in the White House Press Briefing Room in Washington, Aug. 4, 2009.
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