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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

This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)

ISIL mocks Obama: 'Did you prepare enough diapers for your soldiers?'

Jihad fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant sent a mocking video aimed directly at President Obama — a YouTube spot called "The End of Sykes-Picot" that wraps with a smiling terrorist taunting the White House head for his failing military prowess. Published July 2, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson is contemplating a 2016 presidential run. (Associated Press)

Ben Carson likens abortion in America to 'human sacrifice' of paganists

Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon-turned-conservative rock star — and an open follower of the Christian faith — likely ruffled liberal feathers with his most recent comment on abortion, during which he likened it to the biblical act of sacrificing humans. Published July 2, 2014

President Obama speaks about the economy and transportation Tuesday at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. The president seeks new ways to act unilaterally without Congress given the stonewalling Republicans have continually set before him. (Associated Press)

Obama shrugs at GOP: 'So sue me'

President Obama shrugged at Republicans who threatened to launch a lawsuit against him to rein in his executive actions, telling them simply that he doesn't care — go ahead and sue. Published July 2, 2014

Black student president who mocked 'rich white classmates' forced to resign

A black student body president who attended a high school in one of the wealthiest areas of the nation was pressed to resign from her leadership role after she posted a picture of herself in a Yale University sweatshirt on Instagram, mocking her rich, white classmates. A black student body president in New Jersey who attended a high school in one of the nation's wealthiest areas was pressured to resign after posting a picture on Instagram of herself in a Yale sweatshirt, mocking her rich, white classmates. Published July 1, 2014

FILE - In this June 17, 2013, file photo, defense attorney Mark O'Mara, left, talks to defendant George Zimmerman during a recess in Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Part of a lawsuit against NBC Universal that claims that the television network defamed Zimmerman in a 2012 broadcast was thrown out by a Florida judge Thursday, June 19, 2014, putting the entire litigation in jeopardy. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

George Zimmerman's defamation suit against NBC tossed from court

A Florida judge has tossed George Zimmerman's defamation suit against NBC, saying the broadcast network did not act with malice when it selectively edited a 911 call the former homeowners' association patrolman made about the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Published July 1, 2014

An exterior photo of a Waffle House from the company's facebook page.

World Cup 2014: Waffle House declares war on Belgian waffles

A Waffle House in Norcross, Ga., has jumped aboard the World Cup bandwagon, telling diners in a Twitter post that they ought to boycott Belgian waffles — a directive aimed at supporting America's soccer team as it takes on Belgium on Tuesday. Published July 1, 2014