Maria Baer

Maria is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course.

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Protesters mark a century of Planned Parenthood

Abortion | Pro-lifers around the country gather to remember a grim anniversary
by Maria Baer
Posted 10/15/16, 07:52 am

Around 9:05 a.m. the honking started.

Created Equal, a national pro-life organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, set up a small protest outside a Planned Parenthood facility there Friday morning. About two dozen people attended the protest, the first wave in a weekend of similar gatherings across the United States to mark the 100th birthday of the abortion giant.

“It’s tragic that for 100 years this organization has stood against children and women,” said Mark Harrington, executive director and founder of Created Equal.

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Elie Wiesel dies at age 87

Obituary | The author and Nobel Peace Prize winner remembered for bearing witness to the evil he experienced in a Nazi concentration camp
by Maria Baer
Posted 7/02/16, 04:47 pm

Auschwitz survivor Eliezar “Elie” Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died Saturday at age 87. The Yad Vashiem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem announced Wiesel’s death in a tweet Saturday afternoon. No other details were immediately available.

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Venezuela's socialist economy grinds to a standstill

Venezuela
by Maria Baer
Posted 6/02/16, 03:50 pm

Venezuela is imploding.

The inflation rate is pushing 700 percent; some analysts believe it will top 1,000 percent by year’s end. The government is only working two days a week to save electricity, and public schools are closed on Fridays to do the same. Hospitals are running out of supplies and medicine. Citizens are camping out overnight in lines at supermarkets to buy food, which is often not there by the time they get to the shelves.

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