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Maria Stainer

Maria Stainer

Maria Stainer is assistant managing editor of the Universal Desk at The Washington Times. Before working at The Times, she worked at the Baltimore Sun and the Capital-Gazette Newspapers. Maria has been a journalist for 28 years.

Articles by Maria Stainer

In this Sept. 14, 2012, file photo, Libyan military guards check one of the burnt out buildings at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, during a visit by Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif to express sympathy for the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and his colleagues in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the consulate. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

Intel office dumps redacted Benghazi emails on Christmas Eve

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released 16 pages of redacted emails on Thursday, a Christmas Eve document dump related to the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Published December 25, 2015

'El Chapo' threat to ISIS called a hoax

A story in Thursday's Washington Times saying that Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican fugitive drug trafficker known as "El Chapo," threatened the leader of the Islamic State, is apparently a hoax that was originally picked up by a site that reports on cartel news. Published December 10, 2015

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Maryland students shelter during firearm scare; Washington College to resume classes

Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, closed its campus and asked students to shelter in place Monday morning on reports that a student may be headed to the college with a firearm. Although the student has not been found, college officials consulted with police and said the campus will reopen Tuesday morning for classes and normal operations. Published November 16, 2015

Actress Pauley Perrette, from the CBS series,"NCIS," arrives at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, in this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

Pauley Perrette, 'NCIS' star, beaten by homeless man

Pauley Perrette, who stars on the TV show "NCIS," was brutally beaten by a homeless man Thursday night near her house in the Hollywood Hills, and she tweeted the details to her fans on Friday. Published November 13, 2015