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Maria Puente

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  • USA TODAY
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • CantonRep.com
  • Enquirer
Past:
  • Rochester D and C
  • Statesman Journal
  • Seacoastonline.com
  • The News Leader
  • Daily Record
  • Ventura County Star
  • The Des Moines Register
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • North Jersey News
  • delawareonline
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Recent articles by Maria:

Who is Prince Philip and why was he not a king? What to know about Queen Elizabeth II's late husband

Here's everything you need to know about the late Prince Philip, his role in the royal family, his children and funeral plans. → Read More

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

Prince Philip, the stalwart husband of Britain's queen, married more than 70 years and longest-serving royal spouse in centuries, has died at 99. → Read More

Britney Spears officially petitions for dad Jamie Spears to resign as her conservator

Britney Spears files for dad Jamie Spears to quit as her conservator, after his lawyer said she could end her conservatorship by petitioning. → Read More

Britney Spears officially petitions for dad Jamie Spears to resign as her conservator

Britney Spears files for dad Jamie Spears to quit as her conservator, after his lawyer said she could end her conservatorship by petitioning. → Read More

Queen Elizabeth II sends flowers, note to hospital that cared for Prince Philip

One year after the U.K.'s first pandemic lockdown, Her Majesty paid tribute by sending flowers and a note to the hospital that cared for her husband. → Read More

'I thought he was going to kill me': Woman says Armie Hammer raped her, LAPD investigating

Los Angeles police have begun investigating allegations by a woman who claims Armie Hammer raped and beat her over four hours in Los Angeles in 2017. → Read More

Queen Elizabeth responds to Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview, will address allegations 'privately'

In a brief statement from Queen Elizabeth II, she said she will address Harry and Meghan's claims of racism and lack of support "privately." → Read More

'I didn't want to be alive anymore': Duchess Meghan tells Oprah Winfrey she contemplated suicide

Duchess Meghan revealed her new baby's gender, an early wedding and a suicidal thoughts in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. → Read More

It’s final: Harry and Meghan won’t return as working royals

Buckingham Palace confirmed Friday that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will not be returning to royal duties. → Read More

Rush Limbaugh dead at 70. Conservative radio titan made several visits to Rochester

Rush Limbaugh, talk titan and Republican kingmaker, has died at age 70 of lung cancer at his Palm Beach County home in Florida. → Read More

Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio titan, has died of lung cancer at age 70

Rush Limbaugh, talk titan and Republican kingmaker, has died at age 70 of lung cancer at his Palm Beach County home in Florida. → Read More

Duchess Meghan is pregnant, expecting Baby No. 2 with Prince Harry

After revealing in November that she'd suffered a miscarriage last summer, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry had good news: She's pregnant again. → Read More

First lady Jill Biden decorates White House lawn with giant hearts for Valentine's Day

First lady Jill Biden and President Joe Biden strolled the North Lawn to see the Valentine signs she put there to help boost spirits. → Read More

Fox Business Network cancels 'Lou Dobbs Tonight,' one of its highest-profile shows

'Lou Dobbs Tonight,' hosted by one of former President Donald Trump's strongest cable-news supporters, has been canceled by Fox Business Network. → Read More

First lady Jill Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci host town hall on COVID-19 vaccine for skeptical military families

First lady Jill Biden joined Dr. Anthony Fauci and Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley at virtual town hall to urge military families to get vaccine. → Read More

Ted Cruz and Cary Elwes in Twitter spat over 'Princess Bride.' Again.

America really is divided; otherwise why would Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz be arguing with Cary Elwes about "The Princess Bride" on Twitter? → Read More

No inaugural balls or gowns? How this change affects Jill Biden's donation to the Smithsonian

Inaugural balls are another casualty of the pandemic-affected Joe Biden inauguration, and thus so are inaugural gowns to the dismay of fashion fans. → Read More

Will Melania Trump invite Jill Biden to tea-and-tour at White House or break tradition?

The decades-old civic ritual of the outgoing FLOTUS inviting her successor to tea and a tour of the White House appears to be off for Melania Trump. → Read More

How conservative media stoked baseless election-fraud claims that motivated D.C. rioters

President Trump has been the biggest, loudest source of false claims about election fraud, but supportive right-wing media have amplified his message. → Read More

Stephanie Grisham, first lady's top aide, former WH press secretary, resigns amid Capitol chaos

First lady Melania Trump's top aide Stephanie Grisham resigned in the wake of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump rioters. → Read More