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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

World Taekwondo Federation President Choue Chung-won (left) gives an honorary taekwondo black belt and uniform to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Vladimir Putin earns 8th-degree black belt in karate

Russian President Vladimir Putin — known for his shirtless photo ops, including one on horseback that grabbed international headlines — can now lay claim to another feat related to physical fitness: He's earned a new high rank in karate. Published November 25, 2014

Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during a tea party gathering on Jan. 10, 2014, in Madisonville, Texas. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Ted Cruz's dad affirms 'God is not finished with America'

Rafael Cruz, preacher and father to Sen. Ted Cruz, said it's high time that Christians rally to take back the nation from atheists and progressives, but to take heart — God is still in charge. Published November 25, 2014

Slurpees are good to go at a 7-Eleven store in Concord, N.H. But there is no word yet on whether elected officials will be sipping the sweet slushy drink Thursday while discussing tax cuts in the White House at a gathering jokingly dubbed the "Slurpee Summit." (Associated Press)

Obamacare's newest mandate: Post calorie counts of slushies

Obamacare's newest mandates are due for rollout — a requirement for restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and gas stations to list the calorie counts of many foods and drinks they sell, to be overseen by the Food and Drug Administration. Published November 25, 2014

In this Nov. 13, 2014, photo, a passenger airliner flies past smokes emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China. A coalition of rights groups wants G-20 leaders to take action to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in society, reduce inequality and address climate change. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Mark Steyn heads to D.C. on 'Big Climate alarmism' defamation suit

Notable conservative pundit and writer Mark Steyn is heading to the D.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday over a defamation suit brought by climate scientist Michael Mann, who says those who outed his "hockey stick" theory as fraudulent were wrongfully assailing his work and character. Published November 25, 2014

A view of Tower Bridge over the river Thames in London, Thursday, June 19, 2014. London  has never been graced with the elegant arches of Venice or Paris. A new exhibition at Museum of London Docklands wants visitors to look again, peering on, under and even inside the structures spanning the River Thames.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

London Tower Bridge's new glass walkway shattered by beer bottle

London Tower Bridge is falling down — or at least, that was the ostensible fear of pedestrians, who strolled onto the iconic walkway and tourist hotspot and discovered a portion of the newly installed 140-foot-tall glass walkway had been completely shattered. Published November 25, 2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old,  on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, Pool)

Ferguson's late-night ruling called 'foolish and dangerous'

At least one political analyst is looking at the timing of the release of the grand jury ruling in Ferguson, Missouri, with disdainful eyes, calling the late-night announcement both "foolish and dangerous" and suggesting it practically dared protesters to unleash violence under cover of the night. Published November 25, 2014

A demonstrator holds a protest sign in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014,  after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

FAA declares no-fly over St. Louis due to gunshots

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned at least 10 flights from touching down in St. Louis, diverting the planes to other area ports due to gunshots that were fired into the sky during Ferguson protests. Published November 25, 2014

Chevy Chase a rambling 'train wreck' at Humane Society gala

Famed comic Chevy Chase gave a somewhat bewildering performance at a recent Humane Society of the United States gala, serving so poorly as a presenter that he was described by one attendee as a rambling "train wreck." Published November 25, 2014

Crowds watch the Remembrance Day ceremony from Parliament Hill near the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Patrick Doyle)

Canada government sites taken over by hackers

Several government websites in Canada have been hit by hackers -- specifically, those belonging to Parliament, the Supreme Court, the city of Ottawa and the police forces of both Ottawa and Toronto. Published November 25, 2014

Chris Rock accepts the Hollywood comedy film award on stage at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Palladium on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Black Caucus decries 'black lives hold no value,' as celebrities tweet on ruling

Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued a scathing assessment of the grand jury ruling that found Officer Darren Wilson was innocent of any crime during the shooting of Ferguson teen Michael Brown, calling the decision a "miscarriage of justice" in a written statement. Published November 25, 2014

Lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at a press conference in this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Rudy Giuliani: Blacks kill blacks — that's 'the reason for the heavy police presence'

New York City's Rudy Giuliani and MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson traded hot barbs during a televised interview about the roots of crime in black communities, with the former mayor ultimately blasting that if blacks didn't commit so many crimes, the police presence in their communities wouldn't be so heavy. Published November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas in this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Obama: 'I've actually been very restrained' on executive actions

President Obama said on a nationally televised interview that he's tried to accommodate Republicans in Congress and wait patiently for them to make the move on immigration — and that historians will say that he's been "very restrained" with his executive actions. Published November 24, 2014