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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

** FILE ** The entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, which President Barack Obama has pledged to close amid opposition in Congress, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, Saturday, June 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)

Gitmo inmate with hope for 'milk and honey farm' makes release list

A handful of Guantanamo Bay inmates with shady terrorist-tied pasts — and who were labeled 'forever prisoners' because of their threat levels — have now been placed on release lists, claiming yoga and aspirations to operate a "milk and honey farm" have turned them into peaceful, productive citizens. Published June 9, 2014

Bonath Shekar Naik shows a portrait of his son Rambabu, only one name available, one of the 24 students feared dead during a field trip near the mountain resort town of Manali, at the college premises of VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, Monday, June 9, 2014. (AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A.)

4 dead, as dozens of students swept away by river in India

Twenty-five India students on a field trip to Hyderabad were snapping photographs at the banks of the Beas River when a rush of water from the nearby hydropower station smashed into them suddenly and swept them downstream. Published June 9, 2014

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Target retail store in Watertown, Mass. In a report released Wednesday, May 28, 2014, a prominent proxy advisory firm is recommending Target shareholders should vote against seven of the 10 directors for what it believes was failure to manage risk against a massive pre-Christmas data breach. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Gun control group petitions Target to ban firearms

A gun control group has launched a petition to pressure Target Corp. into banning open carry of firearms inside any of its retail stores — and so far, more than 10,000 have signed on. Published June 5, 2014

In this April 18, 2014 photo, students at North Thurston High School in Olympia, Wash. fill nearly every available seat during a lunch period, which has 700 students scheduled but only seating for 240. An Associated Press analysis of Washington school enrollment data shows 136 school districts, out of 295, added students between the 2011-12 school year and the current academic year. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington high school doles out sex toys to award 'horniest stud'

A Washington high school is under fire for an awards ceremony that left one mother in tears over what she described as the shocking behavior of on-stage personalities who slung around profanity, told inappropriate jokes — and even doled out sex toys to a couple of students who were commended for their sexual prowess. Published June 5, 2014