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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 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

Army's 'Most Wanted' fugitive on lam since 1977 nabbed in Florida

Authorities have caught one of the U.S. Army's most sought-after fugitives, a 59-year-old man who escaped from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1977, where he had been serving out a 23-year sentence for premeditated murder and aggravated assault. Published March 14, 2014

Lt. Col Bambang Sudewo, commander of the 5th Air Squadron "Black Mermaids," examines a map following a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was conducted over the Strait of Malacca, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, March 14, 2014. The jetliner vanished nearly a week ago with 239 people aboard. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

U.S.: Malaysia plane's on-board communications purposely shut down

The latest in the investigation of the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian aircraft is that U.S. authorities say two communications systems aboard the plane were purposely shut down, 14 minutes apart — bolstering beliefs that Flight 370 did not undergo a sudden and devastating mechanical failure. Published March 14, 2014