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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

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, listens to Robin Niblett, right, Director of Chatham House, during an event in London, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Clinton is to be presented with the institute’s annual award in recognition of her contribution to the significant improvement of international relations, according to the institution. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Hillary Clinton slapped with parking ticket in London

A warden with the Westminster City Council – London's glorified title for the American equivalent of a meter maid – slapped a parking ticket on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's silver Mercedes over the weekend, sparking a dispute with Secret Service on the open city streets. Published October 15, 2013

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One in four kids in poverty, despite U.S. gains: report

The White House may be touting a message of an improved economy — and claiming on its website that President Obama is all about helping those of lesser financial means — but meanwhile, nearly one-quarter of America’s youth are struggling in poverty, a new report reveals. Published October 15, 2013

** FILE ** The Internal Revenue Service Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Judicial Watch sues IRS for stonewalling on tea party FOIA

The government watchdog Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, insisting the agency release previously demanded documents made under a Freedom of Information Act request that would clarify how conservative groups were screened for nonprofit status. Published October 15, 2013

NSA caught sifting millions of email lists around the world

The National Security Agency has been tapping into millions of email and instant messaging contact lists from around the world — including those of Americans who use Gmail, Facebook and other well-known sites, a new report found. Published October 15, 2013

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, arrives for a rally at the World War II Memorial in Washington Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, to protest, as she said, how politicians used "your hard-earned tax money to barricade the memorials" during the federal government shutdown. She called it a "slimdown," saying it only halted a small part of the "bloated" government. The Memorial has been closed to the public since the shutdown. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sarah Palin on Obama: Defaulting on debt ‘impeachable offense’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said President Obama’s failure to steer Congress toward a budget deal and break the impasses that’s shut down the federal government could lead to impeachment – and he needs to step up to the plate and deal with Republicans. Published October 15, 2013

In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, photo, graphic designer Tom Sadowski, 65, who delayed his retirement, works from home in Sterling, Va. Older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Some 82 percent say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Retirement delayed: 4 in 5 older workers say they can’t quit

Retirement? What retirement? A new survey shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans — 4 in 5 to be exact — say they are putting off any notion of quitting work and expect to keep their jobs well into their golden years. Published October 15, 2013

**FILE** Leacroft Green places a package to the correct shipping area at an fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz., on Nov. 11, 2010. (Associated Press)

Amazon sued over 20-minute, unpaid, daily security searches of workers

A Pennsylvania man who works for Internet retail giant Amazon says the company is taking advantage of workers by putting them through daily security checks that last anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes — and eat into unpaid hours, before work, after work and during lunch breaks. Published October 15, 2013

N.C. clerk defies law and agrees to give marriage licenses to gays

Claiming he can no longer live with the guilt of denying marriage licenses to "upstanding citizens," a county clerk in North Carolina said he will start accepting and processing the paperwork for gay couples — despite a state ban on the unions. Published October 15, 2013