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April 30, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
After an absence of over eight years, Maria Shriver is returning to NBC News. The former first lady of California first rose to prominence as an anchor and correspondent for NBC News from 1986 through 2004, when she stepped down to focus on her political life with her (now estranged) husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as governor of California. (Shriver and Schwarzenegger are currently separated). The announcement of Shriver's return was made Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show. But it wasn't completely unexpected; Shriver appeared on "Today" last month to contribute to the network's coverage of the selection of the new pope in Rome.
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March 17, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Veteran journalist and former California First Lady Maria Shriver is out to put a human face on Americans struggling to stay above the poverty line. In her new HBO documentary, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," Shriver focuses on a 30-year-old single mother of three who earns less than $10 an hour as a nursing assistant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The work, which premieres Monday, is meant to highlight the struggles of an estimated 42 million women and 28 million children who are living in or are on the brink of poverty.
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July 30, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
Arnold Schwarzenegger turns 65 today, but Maria Shriver might be the one who needs a birthday present: One of their properties, a sprawling ranch in Carpinteria, reportedly has "bad energy" for Maria, and it just won't sell. The place has been on the market privately since January, and even though Shriver is reportedly prepared to take a loss on it, no buyer is coming forward. Bummer. “Maria's a very spiritual person and she doesn't want any negativity in her life, especially after everything she went through, so she just wants it gone from her life,” a cosmically concerned source told RadarOnline , adding: “However, they just can't seem to sell and she's getting increasingly frustrated - it's one of her last remaining links to Arnold and she just wants to move on.” The former governator and now-estranged wife paid $4.7 million for the 25-acre property in the exclusive Rancho Monte Alegre project, The Times reported in 2008, agreeing to a number of restrictions on what could be built there.
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February 22, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
NBC correspondent Maria Shriver said she sees no need to step down from her news job while campaigning for her brother, Bobby Shriver, a candidate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. "I've been a journalist for 30 years," she said Saturday, during the opening of her brother's campaign headquarters in Santa Monica. "I know where the lines are drawn. " In 2004, after her then-husband Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California, Maria Shriver asked to be relieved of her duties as a "Dateline" correspondent, citing the network's concerns about a conflict of interest.
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May 9, 2011 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage. Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-politician for the last few weeks. The former first couple confirmed the separation in a joint statement released Monday after questions from The Times. "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," the statement read.
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July 2, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
Maria Shriver filed for divorce Friday, moving to end her 25-year marriage to Arnold Schwarzenegger just weeks after the former governor publicly acknowledged fathering a child with a member of their household staff. Shriver cited "irreconcilable differences" and requested joint custody of their two minor children. The formal filing was met with little surprise: In May, the two announced they were separating, with Shriver moving out of the family's Brentwood mansion. That news was followed by the bombshell that the former movie star had fathered a child with a former employee who had worked for the family for most of Schwarzenegger and Shriver's marriage.
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March 17, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Veteran journalist and former California First Lady Maria Shriver is out to put a human face on Americans struggling to stay above the poverty line. In her new HBO documentary, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," Shriver focuses on a 30-year-old single mother of three who earns less than $10 an hour as a nursing assistant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The work, which premieres Monday, is meant to highlight the struggles of an estimated 42 million women and 28 million children who are living in or are on the brink of poverty.
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September 8, 2003 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
First, Maria Shriver was seen as the spoiler -- the one person with the power to veto a run for governor by her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and she was expected to use it. Then, when Schwarzenegger surprised the political world and announced he was running after all, Shriver turned into the public backer.
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October 28, 2009 | Cathleen Decker
Maria Shriver has long sought to protect her privacy as California's First Lady, but today she brought thousands to tears with an extraordinary evocation of her grief two months after the death of her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. During a luncheon session at the Women's Conference she is chairing in Long Beach, Shriver told attendees that she stood before them "with a broken heart." She said she has told people that she is holding up well, but "the real truth is that I'm not fine.
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February 5, 2014 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - News flash for Democratic state lawmakers: Not all Republican ideas are kooky. Some make sense. A few GOP bills might even help struggling workers - the very people Democrats are supposed to be fighting for in the state Capitol. One such idea is to expand the opportunity for flextime, the ability of wage earners to schedule their work hours to fit personal and family needs. I'm thinking especially of low-income, single parents - moms or dads. Some may prefer to work, say, four 10-hour days rather than five eight-hour shifts.
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January 30, 2014 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO - Former First Lady Maria Shriver returned to the state capital for her first public appearance in more than three years to urge lawmakers to take action to help women and children living in poverty. Shriver spoke to a packed auditorium at the California secretary of state's office, promoting a new report aimed at calling attention to “women on the brink,” 50 years after her father, Sargent Shriver, led the War on Poverty under President Lyndon Johnson. Shriver followed up her afternoon talk with a private meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown.
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January 30, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Sheila Kuehl is taking aim at rival Bobby Shriver's absences on the Santa Monica City Council, saying the former local elected official should have made it to more meetings instead of "spending so much time in Hyannis Port. " Shriver, who last week announced his candidacy for the west county seat being vacated by longtime Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, missed nearly one out of five meetings during his eight years on the council, a Times review found.
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June 26, 2013 | James Rainey and Mark Z. Barabak
The vibe had to feel familiar to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Crowds flocked to his nationwide tour. A head of state staged a joint photo op, then sat for a little policy chitchat over breakfast. "Buff, bronzed and presidential" one news site declared of California's erstwhile governator, adding that he "has his sights set on the Oval Office. " There's no chance of that right now, owing to the constitutional ban on immigrants becoming president. Still, Schwarzenegger's recent environmental tour reanimated, in a small way, the elation of 2003, when he swept into the governor's office in an unprecedented recall election.
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May 2, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, California's most, ah, colorful former first couple, were back in the news this week. On Tuesday, using his own life as an example of the American Dream, Schwarzenegger argued for immigration reform during a panel discussion at his USC institute. Also Tuesday, Shriver announced she would return to NBC as a "special anchor" focusing on women's issues. Which raises the question: Whose reinvention is working out better? Since leaving office in 2011 and being forced to admit he had fathered a child with his family's longtime housekeeper, Schwarzenegger, 65, has tried to recreate himself as the cartoonish movie action hero that brought him worldwide fame.
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May 1, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, California's most, ah, colorful former first couple, were back in the news this week. On Tuesday, using his own life as an example of the American Dream, Schwarzenegger argued for immigration reform during a panel discussion at his USC institute. Also Tuesday, Shriver announced she'd return to NBC as a special anchor focusing on women's issues. Which raises the question: Whose reinvention is working out better? Since leaving office in 2011 and being forced to reveal he had fathered a child with his family housekeeper, Schwarzenegger has tried to return to his former life as a cartoonish action hero.
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April 30, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
After an absence of over eight years, Maria Shriver is returning to NBC News. The former first lady of California first rose to prominence as an anchor and correspondent for NBC News from 1986 through 2004, when she stepped down to focus on her political life with her (now estranged) husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as governor of California. (Shriver and Schwarzenegger are currently separated). The announcement of Shriver's return was made Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show. But it wasn't completely unexpected; Shriver appeared on "Today" last month to contribute to the network's coverage of the selection of the new pope in Rome.
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October 5, 2012 | By David Horsey
A man who built his career on testosterone, who spent years pumping iron and staring at himself in mirrors, who thrived in the egocentric troika of sports, Hollywood and politics is probably not a good candidate for faithful husband. Maria Shriver had to have known that when she married Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold and men like him are supreme narcissists. Sure, they are charming, dynamic, seductive, even magnetic, but the world beyond their own minds and bodies is an abstraction.
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