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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

Ohio kid, 10, suspended for forming finger like gun

In yet another show of zero tolerance policy, administrators at one central Ohio middle school sent a fifth-grader home for three days for shaping his fingers like a gun and pointing them at another student's head. Published March 6, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians

North Korea tyrant Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered that 33 Christians believed to be working alongside South Korean Baptist missionary Km Jung-wook be put to death. Published March 6, 2014

A woman holds a poster against war at Kiev's Independence Square, in Ukraine, Thursday, March 6, 2014. The  Heads of State of the EU will meet Thursday in emergency session in Brussels to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The destroyed trade union offices which was burned in clashes seen in the background  (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

U.S. mocks Putin: You're full of 'Russian fiction'

The State Department issued a mocking message for President Vladimir Putin over justifications he's put forth about his invasion of Crimea: You're full of "Russian fiction," the statement read Published March 6, 2014

"If the NLRB had its way, then once you plant your flag in a union state, then you can never leave," said Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, of the ramifications for businesses. (Jeremy Lock/Special to The Washington Times)

GOP brings forth bill that lets Obama be sued

A new Republican-sponsored bill would open the doors for lawsuits to go forth against the Obama administration, a dramatic measure aimed at curbing the powers of the president when it's perceived he's broken federal law. Published March 5, 2014

John Boehner presses to pass what Ted Cruz calls amnesty

House Speaker John Boehner said after a recent meeting with President Obama that they agree immigration reform is a priority, and that any deal that includes a pathway to citizenship for illegals is not amnesty. Published March 5, 2014

Illinois state Attorney General Lisa Madigan (left)and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, both Democrats, agree with gay plaintiffs that the state's marriage law violates their right to equal protection and won't defend it in court. But private legal groups have stepped in to fill that breach. (Associated Press)

Illinois AG: Gay couples can marry now, despite law

The attorney general in Illinois announced that clerks around the state can start immediately issuing licenses for gay couples to marry, despite a law that says the ceremonies shouldn't go forth until June. Published March 5, 2014

New Orleans Police investigate a double homicide in the parking lot in front of Mardi Gras World in New Orleans on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker)

Mardi Gras wraps with 2 dead, as Lent dawns for Christians

Christians on Wednesday headed into 46 days of Lent, the sacrificial lead-up to Easter -- just a few hours after the revelry of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, left two dead by gun fire in a parking lot in New Orleans. Published March 5, 2014

President Vladimir Putin listens journalists' questions on current situation in Ukraine at the Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Russia claims successful test fire of ICBM

Russian authorities say the nation's successfully test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, an RS-12M Topol that traveled from the Astrakhan area and touched down at a site in Kazakhstan. Published March 5, 2014