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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

In this photo provided by the Vatican paper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets ambassadors to the Holy See, at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Pope Francis on Monday criticized abortion as evidence of a "throwaway culture" that wastes people as well as food, saying such a mentality is a threat to world peace. Francis also urged better respect for migrants and denounced the persecution of Christians in Asia, Africa and the Middle East in his global survey of world crises delivered to diplomats accredited to the Holy See. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

U.N. demands Vatican 'immediately remove' child abusers

The United Nations has gone on the attack against the Catholic Church, demanding the Vatican immediately discharge all suspected and known child abusers, characterizing its views of gays and birth control as archaic and insisting the Holy See open for public review any files on any clergy tied to criminal investigations. Published February 5, 2014

Fans walk near the MetLife Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

FBI saves 16 teens from Super Bowl prostitution ring

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested more than 45 suspected pimps who traveled to the New York region, allegedly to traffic women and girls, some as young as age 13, to Super Bowl sex buyers. Published February 5, 2014

School party for high-scoring students condemned as 'caste system'

A Maryland middle school that sponsored a dance and pizza party for students who earned straight As on their most recent report cards has left some parents of lower-scoring kids angry and outraged, wondering about the state of their child's self-esteem. Published February 5, 2014

** FILE ** In this July 14, 2011, file photo, filmmaker Woody Allen is shown on the set of his movie "The Bop Decameron" in Rome. Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Allen and Mia Farrow, penned an emotional open letter, accusing Hollywood of callously lionizing Allen, who she claims abused her. The letter revived in stunning detail an allegation more than two decades old. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)

Hollywood news site: 'Time to shun Woody Allen'

An influential website that covers Hollywood news and the business of entertainment,, has called on industry insiders and members of the movie-watching public to turn their backs on movie director Woody Allen. Published February 5, 2014

Kansas to Maine: Snowstorms hits more than 100M

A massive winter storm churned through parts of the United States, leaving thousands without power and thousands more stranded at various airports, on Wednesday. Published February 5, 2014

** FILE ** In this picture obtained from the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, the rocket dubbed "Pishgam," or "Pioneer," is launched, in an undisclosed location in Iran. A gray-tufted monkey strapped in a pod resembling an infant's car seat rode an Iranian rocket into space and returned safely, officials said Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in what was described as a step toward Tehran's goal of a manned space flight. (AP Photo/ISNA, Mohammad Agah)

Iran unveils two new satellites, worrying West

Western powers aren't thrilled with Iran's unveiling of what its government claimed were new surveillance powers — two satellites that bolster the country's wireless connections and that take high-resolution photographs. Published February 4, 2014

** FILE ** In this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie admits: I may have heard of traffic jams

Embattled N.J. Gov. Chris Christie said he didn't know of any plot by his aides to create traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge as political revenge — but he thinks he heard about the lane back-ups while they occurred. Published February 4, 2014