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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

An Indian Sikh stands next to an Indian Election Commission banner urging people to vote, at a bus stop in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. India started the world's largest election Monday where the country's 814 million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Sikhs with long beards complain they can't go in U.S. military

Only three of 500,000 active-duty and reserve Army troops are Sikhs — followers of a religion that started in the Punjab region — and that has a few of them upset, decrying a U.S. military policy against long hair and beards that won't let them easily join. Published April 14, 2014

Hall of Fame Inductees, Hall and Oates, Daryl Hall and John Oates speak at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Hall & Oates, E Street Band among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Hall & Oates and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band were among the artists inducted Thursday night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — a long-awaited honor for the two 1980s acts that recognized their lasting cultural contributions during a musical era known and even mocked for its prevalence of one-hit wonders. Published April 11, 2014

** FILE ** In this June 28, 2013, file photo, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White, File)

Jimmy Carter jabs Obama, Hillary Clinton on handling of Middle East

Former president Jimmy Carter has once again weighed in on the current administration's goings-on, jabbing at President Obama and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for their handling of foreign affairs, particularly in the Middle East. Published April 11, 2014

** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, right, speaks to the press next to Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Team Obama tosses new threats of sanctions Russia's way

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent a stern warning to Russia over that nation's aggression into Ukraine: More sanctions are coming if you don't about face on the border occupation and tone down aggressions. Published April 11, 2014

Rush Limbaugh. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Rush Limbaugh: CBS 'declared war on the heartland of America'

Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk show giant, said CBS has just made a massive cultural statement that sets traditional, heartland America in its sights by hiring comedian Stephen Colbert as David Letterman's "Late Show" replacement. Published April 11, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gives the keynote address during the 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner at the Stamford Hilton, Stamford, Conn., Thursday April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Time, Bob Luckey)

Jeb Bush defends 'act of love' immigration view, but shies from same rhetoric

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a talked-about Republican candidate for the White House for 2016, defended his belief that illegals act simply out of love for their families when they break the law and sneak across the border — albeit with new rhetoric that doesn't come off as liberal. Published April 11, 2014

Actress Reese Witherspoon and her pet pooch in the movie "Legally Blonde."

CDC finds women shunning babies for little lapdogs

Young women just aren't that crazy about babies any more, shunning the diaper changes and midnight feedings for dubbed-in family members that don't demand as much care: dogs. And not just any type dog -- specifically, those that weigh less than 25 pounds. Published April 11, 2014