Maria Puente, Tallahassee Democrat

Maria Puente

Tallahassee Democrat

United States

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Recent:
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Enquirer
  • USA TODAY
Past:
  • North Jersey News
  • The News Leader
  • delawareonline
  • Detroit Free Press
  • The Tennessean
  • argusleader
  • DelmarvaNow!
  • Rochester D and C
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • The News-Star
  • and more…

Recent articles by Maria:

Bill Cosby's appeal of sex-crime conviction accepted by state supreme court

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court accepted Bill Cosby's appeal of his sex-crime conviction on two key issues, raising the possibility it could be overturned. → Read More

Danny Masterson, star of 'The Ranch' and 'That '70s Show,' charged with three counts of rape

Danny Masterson, ousted from "The Ranch" amid sexual misconduct allegations, has now been charged with rape in Los Angeles. → Read More

Melania Trump bio presents inscrutable first lady as 'most influential' voice in White House, all-in for 2020

Who is Melania Trump? A new unauthorized biography attempts to explain America's most enigmatic first lady. She won't do it herself. → Read More

Abby Lee Miller's new dance show nixed by Lifetime in wake of racism accusations

Abby Lee Miller won't be starring in a new dance show on Lifetime; it's been cancelled after a former "Dance Moms" contestant accused her of racism. → Read More

Matt Lauer unloads on Ronan Farrow's 'shoddy' journalism in new defense stirred by NYT takedown

Matt Lauer defends himself by joining an attack on the allegedly sloppy journalism methods of media golden boy Ronan Farrow. → Read More

'Quarantine 15' is the new 'freshman 15,' people joke-gripe online – after they raid the fridge

Even if your state is still closed, your fridge door may be wide open, which could add quarantine pounds to your weight. → Read More

Duchess Kate, in rare interview, hopes to 'share a moment in time' with coronavirus photo project

Together with Britain's National Portrait Gallery, Duchess Kate is seeking touching photos that portray the country during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

'Never give up, never despair': Queen Elizabeth II's speech recalls royal father, WWII victory in 1945

Britons marked the 75th anniversary of WWII victory with a speech by Queen Elizabeth II, the only British leader left who was there on May 8, 1945. → Read More

Happy birthday, Archie! Harry and Meghan's baby turns 1 in LA, stars in adorable Instagram video

Happy birthday, royal baby Archie, who turns 1 on May 6 in Los Angeles, far from his birthplace and royal relatives in Britain. → Read More

Quincy Jones vs. Michael Jackson estate: Court strips Jones of $9.4 million in royalties

Legal battle between superstar producer Quincy Jones and late Michael Jackson's estate is upended by court; Jones loses $9.4 million. → Read More

Prince Harry, British military launch online mental-health resources for troops

Prince Harry helps launch HeadFIT, an online self-help site for military troops coping with mental-health issues and coronavirus. → Read More

Happy 5th birthday, Princess Charlotte! Palace releases new photos of Will and Kate's daughter

Princess Charlotte, the only princess among the queen's great-grandchildren, turns 5 on May 2 in quarantine with family at their country retreat. → Read More

Queen Elizabeth II to address Britain on WWII anniversary, in second rare TV speech in weeks

The queen will make a second rare TV address to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe, on May 8, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Duchess Meghan spreads message of empowerment in new video for charity amid coronavirus

Duchess Meghan's video message features her surprise interview with a client of the working-women charity, Smart Works. → Read More

Happy birthday, Prince Louis! Palace releases photos of youngest royal Cambridge, who turns 2

Prince Louis of Cambridge is spending his birthday in quarantine with his family. His parents released five new pictures of the 2-year-old toddler. → Read More

R. Kelly's request to be released from jail over coronavirus fears has been denied again

R. Kelly's second bid to be released from jail over COVID-19 fears has been denied despite several cases at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center → Read More

COVID-19: Brooke Baldwin took a beating from virus, found clarity and connection while 'so damn sick'

It was two weeks of hell for CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin during her battle with the coronavirus, which she details in a personal essay. → Read More

Video birthday for Queen: Harry, Meghan and Archie connect by video with Granny on 94th birthday

Queen Elizabeth II turns 94 Tuesday and she's getting birthday wishes from her family, including Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan via video. → Read More

Adoptions, fosters empty shelter cages during COVID-19 crisis, but there will always be homeless pets

Thousands of Americans in coronavirus quarantine have adopted or fostered dogs and cats, but shelters will never run out of animals in need. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein charged with another sex crime in Los Angeles County

Another felony sex-crime charge has been added to the four already pending against Harvey Weinstein in Los Angeles County. → Read More