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Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas listens to Tony Snow, President George W. Bush's press secretary, during the daily briefing in the West Wing of the White House in Washington. (Aug. 1, 2006)

Helen Thomas dead, White House correspondent was 92

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, whose reporting career spans the coverage of nine presidents is often described as a bulldog journo for grilling presidents to the point of discomfort. The pioneer for women journalists began her career as a copy girl for the now defunct paper, The Washington Daily News. Take a look at Thomas through the years.

President Richard Nixon laughs with UPI reporter Helen
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President Richard Nixon laughs with UPI reporter Helen Thomas and AP reporter Douglas Cornell during an impromptu reception in Washington. (Sept. 30, 1971)

First lady Pat Nixon motions to Helen Thomas
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First lady Pat Nixon motions to Helen Thomas and Douglas B. Cornell to join her on a platform at a White House reception. (Oct. 1, 1971)

Douglas B. Cornell and his bride, Helen Thomas,
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Douglas B. Cornell and his bride, Helen Thomas, stand in Lafayette Park near the White House after marrying at St. Johns Church in Washington. President Richard Nixon called their nuptials a "marriage made not in heaven, but in the White House."

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President Jimmy Carter and press secretary Jody Powell,
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President Jimmy Carter and press secretary Jody Powell, right, talk with reporters Helen Thomas and Sam Donaldson, while aboard Air Force One prior to landing at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. (Oct. 20, 1979)

President Ronald Reagan greets Associated Press White House
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President Ronald Reagan greets Associated Press White House reporter Jim Gerstenzang and United Press International reporter Helen Thomas in the Treaty Room of the White House. (April 13, 1981)

Women members of White House press corps wear
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Women members of White House press corps wear red dresses in the East Room of the White House. From left: Helen Thomas of UPI; Leslie Stahl of CBS News; Jane Mayer of The Wall Street Journal; Tuna Koprulu of Hurriyet, Istanbul; and Connie Lawn, a freelance radio correspondent. (March 22, 1985)

President George H.W. Bush, tell members of the
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President George H.W. Bush, tell members of the press in the Oval Office of the White House of his agenda at the upcoming summit in Malta. Reporter Helen Thomas stands next to him. (Nov. 29, 1989)

President George H.W. Bush speaks with reporters, including
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President George H.W. Bush speaks with reporters, including Helen Thomas, right, in Washington. (Jan. 21, 1989)

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President Bill Clinton
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President Bill Clinton "interviews" UPI White House correspondent Helen Thomas in the White House briefing room in Washington. The president joined reporters in the briefing room during a 75th birthday party for Thomas. (Aug. 4, 1995)

Helen Thomas looks on as ABC Television newsman
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Helen Thomas looks on as ABC Television newsman San Donaldson questions White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry during the daily White House briefing in the White House briefing room. (Jan. 12, 1998)

Hearst columnist Helen Thomas autographs the Women in
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Hearst columnist Helen Thomas autographs the Women in Journalism stamps poster, in Fort Worth, Texas. The U.S. Postal Service honored four accomplished female journalists. (Sept. 14, 2002)

Lifetime Achievement honoree news reporter Helen Thomas attends
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Lifetime Achievement honoree news reporter Helen Thomas attends the 15th Annual Glamour "Women of the Year" Awards at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. (Nov. 8, 2004)

Sam Donaldson presents newswoman Helen Thomas with a
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Sam Donaldson presents newswoman Helen Thomas with a lifetime achievement award at the 15th Annual Glamour "Women of the Year" Awards in Manhattan. (Nov. 8, 2004)

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President George W. Bush greets veteran White House
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President George W. Bush greets veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas during the final briefing in the press briefing room in the West Wing of the White House before its renovation. (Aug. 2, 2006)

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas listens to
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Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas listens to Tony Snow, President George W. Bush's press secretary, during the daily briefing in the West Wing of the White House in Washington. (Aug. 1, 2006)

Senior White House Correspondent Helen Thomas reads the
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Senior White House Correspondent Helen Thomas reads the newspaper while sitting in her chair in the White House press room in Washington. (August 2, 2006)

Journalist Helen Thomas, a Wayne State University alum,
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Journalist Helen Thomas, a Wayne State University alum, receives a plaque honoring her as a Michigan Walk of Fame inductee at the Michigan Historical Center in Lansing, Mich. (May 25, 2006)

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas arrives early
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Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas arrives early and waits for a presidential event in the East Room of the White House. (Oct. 25, 2006)

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Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, after a
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Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, after a recent illness, is helped to her front row seat in the White House Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. (Nov. 12, 2998)

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas smiles while
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Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas smiles while New York University President John Sexton bestows an honorary degree on her at the NYU commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (May 13, 2009)

On her 89th birthday, veteran White House reporter
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On her 89th birthday, veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas blows out the candle on a plate of cupcakes held by President Barack Obama at the White House Press Briefing Room in Washington. (Aug. 4, 2009)

President Barack Obama, marking his 48th birthday, takes
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President Barack Obama, marking his 48th birthday, takes a break from his official duties to bring birthday greetings to veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas, 89, who shares the same birthday. (Aug. 4, 2009)

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas asks White
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Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas asks White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs a question during the White House daily briefing in Washington. (March 26, 2009)

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Veteran reporter Helen Thomas, center, asks a question
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Veteran reporter Helen Thomas, center, asks a question to President Barack Obama during a news conference at the East Room of the White House. (May 27, 2010)

Helen Thomas used her seat in the front
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Helen Thomas used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions. She was persistent to the point of badgering. One White House press secretary described her questioning as "torture" and he was one of her fans. (July 31, 2010)

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