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Helen Thomas Retires at 89

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Political journalist Helen Thomas announced that she's retiring today in the wake of controversial comments she made about Jews and the Israel-Palestine conflict. According to the Financial Times, she said that the Jews should "get the hell out” of Palestine and “go home” to “Poland, Germany, America -- and everywhere else.”She later apologized for her statements after receiving criticism from the public. She said, "I deeply regret my comments regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They...Read Full Story

Helen Thomas Gets Cupcakes, Birthday Song from Obama

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Helen Thomas got a surprise for her 89th birthday: cupcakes and a quick rendition of happy birthday from Barack Obama. Of course, he was probably in the birthday mood himself, as the two share a birthday.  Obama himself turned 48.From a story at the Washington Post: President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House press briefing room Tuesday afternoon to deliver a paper plate full of cupcakes to honor the birthday he shares with veteran journalist Helen Thomas.Obama, who is...Read Full Story