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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

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis, right, shake hands as Libertarian Party Senate candidate Sean Haugh looks on prior to a live televised debate at WECT studios in Wilmington, N.C. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

North Carolina girl, 8, chides Senate candidates: Play nice

A North Carolina girl, 8, obviously fed up with hate-based politics and negative campaigning took to pen and paper to vent her frustrations and fired off a letter to her state's two Senate candidates telling them, basically, to play nice. Published October 31, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, campaigns for Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, left, during a rally at the University of Maryland, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama hit by hecklers at separate speeches

First Hillary Clinton, then Michelle Obama. Both of the Democratic Party's leading ladies were heckled while giving speeches at separate campaign events this week — not a good sign in the lead-up to an Election Day that's already expected to go Republican. Published October 31, 2014

The wanted posters of Osama Bin Laden, left, and Khaled Shaikh Mohammad are displayed at the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

Ex-SEAL under investigation for Osama bin Laden disclosures

Matt Bissonnette, a former Navy SEAL who penned a best-selling book about the Osama bin Laden raid, now faces a criminal investigation from the feds for possibly disclosing information that was deemed classified, his lawyer said. Published October 31, 2014

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, political commentator Bill O'Reilly attends the National Geographic Channel's "Killing Kennedy" world premiere screening reception at The Newseum, in Washington. O'Reilly and Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report," is mocking the Fox News Channel host's proposal that a 25,000-member mercenary force be armed and trained to fight the Islamic state. Colbert countered with his own "army of expert double Ninja super soldiers with laser nunchucks," imagined when he was in the fourth grade. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Invision/AP, File)

Bill O'Reilly: White Republicans are 'afraid of black Americans'

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said in a back-and-forth televised discussion with fellow talk show host Tavis Smiley that Republicans by and large are afraid to reach out to the black community because they don't want to be labeled racist. Published October 31, 2014

Rescuers and medics land by helicopter at a nuclear site in Marcoule, France, on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, after an explosion at a plant that treats nuclear waste. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) ** FILE **

Mystery drones soar over French nuclear plants

The operator of France's nuclear facilities said some mystery drones have been flying over seven of the 19 system plants in recent weeks and that police have been notified. Published October 30, 2014