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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

Illustration: Big Brother's Eye (Greg Groesch/The Washington Times)

'God's eye' spy system hits test market streets with real-time recording

A new surveillance system that collects and records information in real-time — and then lets trackers rewind, zoom in and follow certain targets — has hit the test market streets of Baltimore, Md., and Dayton, Ohio, and in at least one crime-fighting unit in California. Published April 15, 2014

This undated photo provided by Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas shows conjoined boys Emmett, left and Owen Ezell. Hospital officials say the conjoined boys born last month in Dallas have been safely separated and are doing well. (AP Photo/Medical City Children's Hospital)

Conjoined boys separated at chest to leave hospital

Conjoined twin boys who were attached at the chest, but separated last summer, are now doing well enough to move on to the next stage of their development and head to a rehab center, doctors at their Dallas-area hospital said. Published April 15, 2014

The Bundy family and their supporters fly the American flag as their cattle were released by the Bureau of Land Management back onto public land outside of Bunkerville, Nev. on April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

Ron Paul warns of Waco-like end to Nevada ranch fiasco

Former Rep. Ron Paul is warning Americans of a Waco-like end to the standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, saying that even though the armed agents have left the land, the atmosphere is still heated. Published April 15, 2014

** FILE ** In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, file photo, a banner with the Twitter logo hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange in New York the day after the company went public. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US Airways red-faced over pornographic tweet to complaining customer

US Airways has apologized several times for sending out a tweet that included a pornographic picture of a woman engaged in a sexual act with a Boeing 777 model — a very embarrassing response to a female customer who complained about a delayed flight. Published April 15, 2014

A bride waits for her groom as other couples pose for wedding photos at a park in Beijing, China, Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

N.H. Democrat calls for end to anti-adultery law

A Democratic lawmaker in New Hampshire says adultery should not be treated as a crime any longer, and he's brought forth a bill to repeal the law — which hasn't been enforced for a decade anyway. Published April 15, 2014

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, speaking during a meeting with teachers and higher education students from Damascus University, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Assad said that there is a "turning point" in the crisis on the military front and with the continuous achievements of the army in the war against "terrorism." (AP Photo/SANA)

Hezbollah-backed Bashar Assad says Syrian war turning in his favor

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Hezbollah has made a huge difference in fighting off the rebel forces battling his government, and the tide of the civil war that's raged nearly three years in the country seems to be turning in his favor. Published April 14, 2014

** FILE ** The Iranian navy patrols in the Sea of Oman, which is near the strategic oil shipping routes in the Strait of Hormuz, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo)

Iran turns tail and pulls back on placing warships in Atlantic

Iran has decided not to send warships to the Atlantic Ocean after all, a dramatic change of heart from a much-ballyhooed announcement weeks ago to send several fighting vessels to the region — the nation's historical first. Published April 14, 2014

In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, employees  Chris Broussard, left, and David Marlow, work behind sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver. Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday, March 10, 2014, in the world's first accounting of the recreational pot business. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Marijuana vending machine makes debut in Colorado

In what seems the natural next step to legalized pot, a Colorado company has brought forward a new vending machine that cuts out the middle man for marijuana sales and gives buyers a speedier, after-hours means of purchasing the drug. Published April 14, 2014

** FILE ** Phillip Garrido, 58, next to his court-appointed attorney, Susan Gellman, pleaded not guilty on Friday to 29 counts including forcible abduction, rape and false imprisonment involving the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard. (Associated Press)

Hero cop who saved Jaycee Dugard fighting for right to carry concealed weapon

The same police officer who heroically helped save kidnapping victim Jaycee Lee Dugard from her 18-year captivity is now fighting in court for the right to carry a concealed weapon, accusing her former University of California-Berkeley employer of disregarding state law and denying the permit. Published April 14, 2014

** FILE ** Rep. Steve Israel, New York Democrat. (Associated Press)

DCCC's Steve Israel says majority of Republicans are racist

Rep. Steve Israel, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said on a recent CNN appearance that the majority of Republican lawmakers and party members are racist — but then threw a bone and clarified that maybe "not all" were. Published April 14, 2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet people on the tarmac as they arrive on Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014, as they travel to the Al Sharpton's National Action Network’s 16th Annual Convention. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Michelle must be thrilled! USDA bans all junk food sales at schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued new rules that pretty much ban schools from offering students the chance to buy any type of junk food at all — even in the vending machines that are on campus but operated by independent companies. Published April 14, 2014