Helen Thomas lands a new job as local newspaper columnist

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Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas has come out of a seven-month retirement to write a column for the Falls Church News-Press.

Thomas was a long-time fixture in the front row of the White House briefing room, having begun her daily White House coverage in 1960.

She resigned as a columnist for Hearst Newspapers last year after making controversial remarks about Jews and Israel.

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WATCH: Helen Thomas’ comments on Israel: