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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 - In this July 10, 2013 file photo, semi-automatic handguns are seen display for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. According to Illinois State Police figures released Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, more than 91,000 concealed-carry permits have been issued in Illinois since the state began allowing guns to be carried in public a year ago. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Open carry gun group slams NFL for censorship of Super Bowl safety ad

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association reported that the NFL repeatedly rejected a firearms safety print ad the group wanted to run in the Super Bowl program, and now one member -- Kevin Michalowski, who edits Concealed Carry Magazine -- is crying censorship. Published February 4, 2015

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Ted Cruz 'foolishly experimented with marijuana,' staffer says

Sen. Ted Cruz's team admitted the tea party Texan smoked marijuana when he was a teen — but never since. And he's hardly the only top-ranking politico, Republican or Democrat, to confess to the drug use in recent days. Published February 4, 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder steps away from the podium at a news conference at the Department of Justice on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Eric Holder: I fixed George W. Bush's partisan Justice Department

Attorney General Eric Holder pushed back against Republicans who said the Justice Department, under his leadership, had become little more than a political machine to push liberal causes — and said that he's actually cleaned up all the politicking that had taken place under the former Bush administration. Published February 4, 2015

Jesse Ventura on Chris Kyle's hero label: 'Nazis have heroes,' too

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura ratcheted up his rhetoric against Chris Kyle, the subject of the widely cheered "American Sniper" movie, suggesting that the now-deceased U.S. Navy SEAL was hardly the hero that he's painted — that if you think about it, even the Nazis had heroes. Published February 4, 2015

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Christian bakers face $75K fine for refusing to make cake for gays

An Oregon bakery was determined to have violated state anti-discrimination laws for refusing to make a gay couple's wedding cake and will soon face a court hearing to find out the extent of its punishment, which includes a possible fine of up to $75,000. Published February 3, 2015

In this July 25, 2013, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, center, arrives at the cemeteries of fallen fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

U.N. human rights head: We need to 'dismantle' North Korean regime

The United Nations' special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, Marzuki Darusman, said the international community ought to consider dismantling the North Korean regime -- it's the only way the 80,000-to-100,000 prisoners in the nation's camps will win freedom. Published February 3, 2015

In this Nov. 13, 2011, file photo, Susan Schneider, from left, Robin Williams, and Zelda Williams arrive at the premiere of "Happy Feet Two" at Grauman's Chinese Theater, in Los Angeles. Williams' children and wife are fighting over the late comedian's estate in a California court. In papers filed in December 2014 in San Francisco Superior Court, Williams' wife, Susan, accuses the comedian's children from two previous marriages of taking items without her permission. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)

Robin Williams' wife, children battle for late actor's belongings

Susan Williams, the woman who was married to Academy-award-winning actor Robin Williams for about three years, is battling his three children — Zachary, Zelda and Cody — for ownership of the late actor's clothing and personal items. Published February 3, 2015