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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 Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the company's annual shareholders meeting, in Bellevue, Wash. Microsoft announced Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, that Satya Nadella will replace Steve Ballmer as its new CEO. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Microsoft admits snooping on Hotmail user's accounts

Microsoft, meet crow. After slamming Google for sifting through users' emails to deliver targeted advertisements, Microsoft is now fielding a privacy scandal of its own, admitting it snooped through a blogger's Hotmail accounts. Published March 21, 2014

** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a news briefing in a ceremony for signing agreements between Iranian and Turkish officials in Tehran, Iran. Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday, March 21, 2014, hours after Erdogan threatened to "root out" the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government's reputation ahead of key local elections this month. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan: 'We'll eradicate Twitter'

The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, shut the lights on Twitter right about midnight Thursday, a move aimed at curtailing social media posts that suggest government corruption. Published March 21, 2014

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, front left,  her daughters Sasha, front right, Malia, right in the back, and Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson, left in the back, arrive at Capital International Airport in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Michelle Obama has arrived in Beijing with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, Pool)

Obama ladies touch down in China amid taxpayer uproar

First lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother touched down Thursday in China for what's being touted as a weeklong feel-good tourist event, amid increasing murmurs back home about U.S. taxpayers having to foot the bill. Published March 20, 2014

** FILE ** In this file photo from Oct. 6, 2010, Albert Snyder, whose free-speech case was then being reviewed by the Supreme Court, makes a statement in front of the court on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Father of fallen Marine: Let Westboro's Fred Phelps rest in peace

The father of a Marine whose own son's funeral was subjected to hateful protests by picketers with Westboro Baptist Church is now displaying the ultimate in forgiveness, pleading that the founder of the anti-gay group ought to be granted peace upon his death. Published March 20, 2014

Actor Alec Baldwin , shown here with wife Hilaria, has been cast to play the mayor of New York City in a new HBO drama. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, file)

Alec Baldwin wraps whine to leave New York by buying Hampton home

Hollywood hefty Alec Baldwin may talk a big game when it comes to criticizing New York City for its prevalence of celebrity-hungry paparazzi, and when it comes to vowing to move. But when it comes down to actually walking the talk, he's fallen a bit flat. Published March 20, 2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks before the Berkeley Forum, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Sen. Rand Paul: U.S. intel agencies 'drunk with power'

Sen. Rand Paul hit one of the most liberal colleges in America — Berkeley, Calif., which has earned the mocking monicker as a "People's Republic" of higher eduction — to issue a scathing assessment of the state of constitutional freedoms to a crowd of about 400: Our intel agencies are out of control. Published March 20, 2014