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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** Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, speaks Jan. 24, 2013, during a news conference with a coalition of members of Congress, mayors, law enforcement officers, gun safety organizations and other groups on Capitol Hill in Washington to introduce legislation on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices. (Associated Press)

Gun control groups turn to private sector to push crackdowns

Gun control groups have a new tack they're taking to get their message and agenda out — targeting private companies and pressuring them to put in place Second Amendment crackdowns that the government can't pass. Published March 17, 2014

Police officers control a vehicle in Paris, Monday, March 17, 2014. Cars with even-numbered license plates are prohibited from driving in Paris and its suburbs Monday, following a government decision over the weekend.  Paris is taking drastic measures to combat its worst air pollution in years, banning around half of the city's cars and trucks from its streets in an attempt to reduce the toxic smog that's shrouded the City of Light for more than a week. Visible in background is the Arc de Triomphe.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Paris bans cars, trucks from city to stave off smog

Paris has taken dramatic steps to combat its growing smog problem, banning about half of the cars and trucks from driving its roads — and sending out police patrol vehicles en masse to enforce the rule. Published March 17, 2014

From left, Nebraska players Leslee Smith, Tai Webster, Benny Parker and Terran Petteway react seconds after the NCAA Selection Show announced Nebraska's spot in the NCAA tournament bracket at the Men's NCAA Selection Show Watch Party at PInnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Journal-Star, Morgan Spiehs) LOCAL TV OUT; KOLN-TV OUT; KGIN-TV OUT; KLKN-TV OUT (

Obama makes play for Obamacare in March Madness-themed ad

The latest push on Obamacare to the American people is a video spot from the White House released Monday that takes advantage of the March Madness basketball season and cites the "16 Sweetest Reasons to Get Covered." Published March 17, 2014

Six Flags denies ride, then refund, to prosthetic-wearing veteran

A U.S. veteran whose legs were blown off during a mission in Afghanistan and who now wears two prosthetics said he was shocked and outraged when the Texas Six Flags he took his daughter to denied him entry on rides — and then refused to refund his ticket costs. Published March 17, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics at the Fisht Olympic stadium in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, March 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Russia TV warns U.S.: We can bomb you to 'radioactive ash'

A journalist who works on Russia's government-run television station sent a harsh statement to the United States during a recent on-air rant, warning that his nation's military had the capacity to obliterate America. Published March 17, 2014

In this Thursday, March 13, 2014, photo, girls study at an orphanage in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, March 13, 2013. The director of the shelter says that she will not allow to marriage of minors at her orphanage, despite a contentious civil status draft law for Iraqi Shiite community that allows child marriage and restricts women's rights. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Iraq mulls law to let men marry 8-year-old girls

Iraqi lawmakers are mulling a new measure that would open the doors for girls as young as 8 years old to be given in marriage — and that also mandates wives must give their husbands sex on demand. Published March 14, 2014

**FILE** Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, joins the Lexington Minute Men, a group of Revolutionary War re-enactors, in signing a new petition calling for Americans to honor Patriots' Day as a national holiday.  (PRNewsFoto/Samuel Adams, Josh Reynolds/AP Images)

Sam Adams beer brewer nixes St. Patrick's parade that won't allow gays

Boston Beer Co., the maker of the Samuel Adams brew -- and the same company that omitted mentioning God in its Declaration of Independence-based ad -- now faces a new flap: It's pulled its sponsorship from the local St. Paddy's Day parade after learning gay veterans can't participate in it. Published March 14, 2014

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, June 15, 2010, photo, workers at General Motors' Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio put the final touches on Chevy Cobalts. U.S. safety regulators are demanding that General Motors turn over documents detailing what the company knew when about a dangerous ignition problem that has been linked to 13 car-crash deaths. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

GM at fault for 303 airbag-related deaths: safety group

General Motors' woes have gotten a bit worse. A safety report shows that airbag deployment issues in 1.6 million recently recalled vehicles possibly contributed to the deaths of 303 people — far greater than GM's reported toll of 12 deaths related to the vehicles. Published March 14, 2014