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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

In this photo taken April 28, 2014, Leon Jenkins, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, announces that Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling will not be receiving his lifetime achievement award, at a news conference in Culver City, Calif. Jenkins has his own legal problems, which are coming into focus now that the NBA has banned Sterling for racist comments. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

NAACP head resigns over achievement award to Donald Sterling

Leon Jenkins resigned his position from head of the NAACP's Los Angeles chapter, over the massive criticism that erupted after it was learned the civil rights group was poised to give L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling a lifetime achievement award. Published May 2, 2014

Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater statue sparks rift between artists

Barry Goldwater was controversial enough in life — and now in death, it seems more of the same. A couple of artists have been feuding over a bronze statue of the now-dead, five-term U.S. senator, with one accusing the other of ripping off his work and failing to give proper credit. Published May 1, 2014

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden waves as he arrives at Borispol airport outside Kiev, Ukraine on Monday April 21, 2014. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues. Biden planned to meet Tuesday with government leaders who took over after pro-Russia Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February following months of protests. The White House said President Barack Obama and Biden agreed he should make the two-day visit to the capital city to send a high-level signal of support for reform efforts being pushed the new government. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Joe Biden: 'Don't see any downside' to executive orders for LGBTs

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said there isn't really a negative side to President Obama taking executive action and issuing an order to include lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals in federal laws against workplace discrimination. Published May 1, 2014

Police officials search a car located at the scene of the shooting that took place at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.  (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

Ga. FedEx shooting suspect ID'd: Geddy Kramer, 19, dressed 'like Rambo'

Police and witnesses say the man who is accused of shooting and injuring six at the FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Ga., on Tuesday was a 19-year-old man named Geddy Kramer, who strode into the building as if he were a character from an action movie — armed with an assault rifle, knife and belt of bullets that was strapped across his chest. Published April 30, 2014

China's President Xi Jinping waves from the presidential tribune during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure, Pool)

China boots another Communist Party chief over graft

The Communist Party in China has kicked off a criminal investigation into a senior government official, Li Chuncheng, accusing him of everything from taking bribes to taking part in acts of depravity. Published April 30, 2014

Learn about the characters and creatures of Truffula Valley and Thneedville, and even plant a Truffula Tree seedling in the Blu-ray release of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

Librarians pressed to ban Dr. Seuss 'Hop on Pop' for violent undertones

Dr. Seuss is safe at the Toronto Public Library — at least for the time being. But one of his books was targeted for banning. A letter of complaint filed in March with the facility petitioned for the removal of all copies of the 1963 book penned by Dr. Seuss, "Hop on Pop." Published April 30, 2014