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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 31 years.

Articles by Maria Stainer

FBI Director James Comey speaks at agency headquarters in Washington on March 25, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

29 indicted on drug-related charges in North Dakota, California

The Justice Department on Wednesday indicted 29 people in North Dakota and California based on its organized crime task force investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine and heroin from Bakersfield to the Bakken region. Published August 12, 2015

In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, a Black Hawk helicopter of the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift & "Dust Off," Charlie Company 1-71 Aviation Regiment, returns from a mission at Forward Operating Base Edi in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File) ** FILE **

Former Russian fighter convicted of terrorism charges for Afghan battle in 2009

A former Russian army tank commander was convicted of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, conspiring to shoot down American helicopters and to kill U.S. and Afghan soldiers, conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges related to an attack he led on U.S. and Afghan forces in Afghanistan in November 2009. Published August 10, 2015

Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman who stormed the presidential race, delivered lectures to the rest of his competitors, to the Fox News debate moderators, and to critics at large, defending his candor and saying the problem with politicians is weighing their words too much. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump praises Carly Fiorina, calls Rand Paul a 'better doctor'

Real estate businessman Donald Trump said Friday morning that he would have bumped Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul down to the earlier lower-tiered debate of GOP 2016 presidential candidates Thursday and brought up former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to the 9 p.m. debate. Published August 7, 2015

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter (Associated Press) **FILE**

Senate confirms the next members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Senate recently confirmed the nominations of the next members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- Gen. Mark Milley to be chief of staff of the Army, Adm. John Richardson to be chief of Naval Operations, and Lt. Gen. Robert Neller to be general and commandant of the Marine Corps. Published August 6, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, in this May 28, 2015, file photo. (Sergei Karpukhin/File-Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Russia demanding ownership of the North Pole

Russia, while still digesting its meal of Crimea, is taking another bite at expanding its sovereignty by laying claim Tuesday to the North Pole and a large area of the Arctic Ocean -- an area involving oil and gas drilling as well as fishing. Published August 5, 2015