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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

In this image made off North Korea's KRT video footage, North Korea's new Moranbong band and performers dressed as American cartoon characters perform July 6, 2012, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage for new leader Kim Jong-un, in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters in North Korea. (Associated Press/KRT)

Winnie the Pooh banned by Polish playground for 'dubious sexuality'

Winnie the Pooh — the decades-old childhood character made famous by books, cartoon animation specials and spin-off toys and teddies — has been banned from a Polish playground because of confusion about his sexuality and consternation at his attire. Published November 21, 2014

Following President Barack Obama's nationally televised address, Serafin Bahena celebrates with others at Centro Civico Mexicano, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Obama slammed for citing Bible to push amnesty for illegal immigrants

President Obama's biblical references to justify his executive action on immigration didn't sit so well with some in the conservative camp, with one notable pundit — commentator and columnist Charles Krauthammer — characterizing the spiritual reference as both "remarkable" and audacious. Published November 21, 2014

Texas Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott speaks during a campaign stop in this Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) ** FILE **

Greg Abbott, Texas governor-elect, on immigration: I'm suing

Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott didn't mince words while reacting to President Obama's executive action that grants amnesty to roughly 5 million illegals, saying simply in a tweeted message: I'm going to sue. Published November 21, 2014

In this  Feb. 11, 2014, file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)

Ferguson's Darren Wilson in talks to turn in his police badge

Darren Wilson, the officer at the heart of the ongoing stand-off between police and protesters in Ferguson — and the focus of a grand jury investigation into his fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown — is in talks with the city to resign. Published November 21, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The meeting discussed a strategy for fighting extremism. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

Ben Carson: Obama 'is very much like Putin'

Ben Carson, the pediatric neurosurgeon turned conservative star, said President Obama is acting less like a duly elected White House executive and more like Russia's aggressive leader, President Vladimir Putin. Published November 21, 2014

Two Twitter accounts belonging to the Ku Klux Klan have been taken over by the hacker collective known as Anonymous (logo pictured), after the white supremacist group threatened to use "lethal force" against looters and vandals in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. (Twitter/Anonymous)

Anonymous hackers to Ferguson police: 'We are the law now'

Hackers with the group, Anonymous, sent a stark message to police in Ferguson, as well as to Ku Klux Klan members assembled at the scene, to be on guard — that any injuries to protesters will be duly noted. Published November 21, 2014

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Massachusetts fifth-grader suspended for finger-point gun

A 10-year-old boy in Massachusetts was suspended from school for two days for forming his fingers in the shape of a gun and making laser sounds — an act deemed threatening by the assistant principal. Published November 20, 2014

This June 6, 2013, file photo, shows the National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah. A Utah lawmaker is questioning whether city water should be shut off to a massive National Security Agency data-storage facility outside Salt Lake City. Republican Rep. Marc Roberts of Santaquin said he wants to explore whether the data center is getting any sweetheart deals on municipal water and power before a legislative committee hearing Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Marc Roberts of Utah says to shutter water supply to NSA's data center

State Rep. Marc Roberts of Utah said water authorities ought to shut off the lines that feed the National Security Agency's massive data center located just outside Salt Lake City as a means of curtailing the government's spy activities on innocent Americans. Published November 20, 2014