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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

**FILE**John Wayne appears in a scene from "True Grit," a Hal Wallis production, directed by Henry Hathaway. Wayne won his best-actor Oscar for his role in the 1969 movie. Wayne, born Marion Robert Morrison, would have turned 100 on Saturday, May 26, 2007. He died at the age of 72 of stomach cancer in June of 1979 after a career that spanned more than 170 films. (AP Photo)

John Wayne's heirs sue Duke University for 'Duke' bourbon rights

A long-running dispute between the family members of John Wayne — a.k.a. Duke — and Duke University over the rights to the deceased star's nickname has hit the federal court circuit, with heirs claiming the school has no right to keep them from marketing and selling a bourbon product named after the actor. Published July 10, 2014

Mass. company developing remote control contraceptive chip

A Massachusetts company, MicroCHIPS, thinks it's found the answer to birth control pills and unwanted pregnancies -- a hormonal contraceptive that could be implanted beneath the skin and activated by a wireless remote. Published July 8, 2014

Dinesh D'Souza. ** FILE **

Dinesh D'Souza book yanked from Costco shelves

Costco has suddenly — and according to author Dinesh D'Souza, inexplicably — booted his book from stores nationwide, ordering chain operators to clear their shelves of "America: Imagine a World Without Her" by July 15. Published July 8, 2014

In this July 17, 2013 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, talks with President Barack Obama following a statement with Richard Cordray, the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. As she enters her second year in Congress in 2014, Warren told The Associated Press she's focused on improving the economic futures of American families by reigning in student debt, easing what she calls the nation's retirement crisis, and doubling funding for federal research programs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama ditching Hillary for 'Mini-Me' Elizabeth Warren: Edward Klein

President Obama is going to renege on his campaign promise to Bill Clinton and press for Sen. Elizabeth Warren — not Hillary Rodham Clinton — to be the Democratic candidate for the White House in 2016, said "Blood Feud" author Edward Klein. Published July 7, 2014