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  • The Greenville News
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Recent articles by Maria:

Prince Charles' coronavirus diagnosis is a huge deal for Brits, the monarchy. Here's why.

The coronavirus threat was alarmingly vivid Wednesday in the United Kingdom with the news that Prince Charles has contracted the virus. → Read More

Coronavirus has some hairstylists making house calls: Your hair care questions answered

People are joking about the coronavirus effect on our hair color habit, but it's not funny for stylists or their roots-obsessed clients. → Read More

Coronavirus: Queen moves to Windsor Castle; George and Charlotte's school shutters

Queen Elizabeth II is moving to Windsor Castle as Prince George and Princess Charlotte begin at-home schooling and Harry and Meghan speak out on coronavirus. → Read More

Queen Elizabeth reflects on coronavirus; Prince Harry says Invictus Games postponed to 2021

Prince Harry postpones Invictus Games as Queen Elizabeth says of coronavirus: "You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part." → Read More

Take a virtual tour of these 12 amazing museums closed because of coronavirus

Museums and galleries have always been refuges of calm; in these anxious times, they are more needed than ever. Now you can tour many virtually. → Read More

Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive in Ireland for first official royal visit

It's Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge's turn to bolster relations between Britain and the Republic of Ireland. → Read More

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are back at London awards gala; witness sweet proposal

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan made their first appearance in London since announcing their exit from royal life, and were greeted by a media mob. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein transferred to Rikers Island infirmary section following heart procedure

Convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein is being transferred from Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan to the New York City jail on Rikers Island. → Read More

Prince Harry returns to UK, joins Jon Bon Jovi for charity song recording at Abbey Road

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are back in the U.K. for a last series of royal engagements before their step-back as working royals begins April 1. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein verdict: What will 'a new era' mean to #MeToo, Hollywood and sex-crime prosecutions?

What effect will the Harvey Weinstein split verdict have on Hollywood, #MeToo and rape prosecutions in a "new era"? → Read More

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of third degree rape, escapes predatory sexual assault conviction

Harvey Weinstein, 67, was indicted in May 2018, was charged with five sex-crimes, including rape and predatory sexual assault, involving two women. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein jury has partial verdict, judge tells them to keep deliberating

The Harvey Weinstein jury asked to present a partial verdict in his sex-crimes trial but the judge told them to keep deliberating. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein trial jury deliberates his fate with lots of questions along the way

Is the Harvey Weinstein sex crimes jury confused or being careful? It started deliberations with lots of questions. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein trial jury begins deliberating, told to use 'common sense'

The Harvey Weinstein trial jury listened to Judge James Burke's instructions about the law before retiring to deliberate on the ex-mogul's fate. → Read More

Queen Elizabeth's nephew, the Earl of Snowdon, is divorcing, the second royal split in a week

If 2019 was a "bumpy" year for Queen Elizabeth II, 2020 could be just as bad, with a second divorce announced among her close relatives. → Read More

Weinstein's lawyer tells jury to use 'common sense,' addresses nude photos presented at trial

Harvey Weinstein's team summed up the sex crimes allegations against him as unproven and urged jurors to "use your New York common sense" to find him not guilty. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein jury set to begin deliberations Tuesday: What to know before the verdict

The jury begins deliberations in Harvey Weinstein's trial Tuesday. Here's what you need to know before the conclusion of the headline-making trial. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein prosecutor calls him 'abusive rapist,' asks jury to return guilty verdict

Before jurors in Harvey Weinstein's trial begin deliberating next week, prosecutors closed by calling him a "rapist" and demanding a guilty verdict. → Read More

Weinstein defense expert testifies memory weakens over time, susceptible to 'distortion'

Harvey Weinstein's defense team called an expert to testify that time weakens memory and could lead to "false memories" of events. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein won’t take the stand in sex-crimes trial as defense rests its case

Harvey Weinstein opted not to take the stand as his legal team rested his defense at his sex-crimes trial. → Read More