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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

Victor Holmes, left, clutches the hand of partner Mark Phariss as they leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in San Antonio. District Judge Orlando Garcia said Wednesday he would issue a decision later after the two Texas men filed a civil rights lawsuit seeking permission to marry, and a lesbian couple sued to have their marriage recognized. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas gay men together 53 years wed 'in the name of God'

Two gay men in Texas who say they've been together for 53 years took advantage of the recent open door a federal judge gave to gay marriage in the state, and traded wedding vows before a crowd of hundreds. Published March 3, 2014

A mock Scud-B missile of North Korea, center, and other South Korean missiles are displayed at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 3, 2014. North Korea fired two additional suspected short-range missiles into the sea Monday amid ongoing military exercises between Seoul and Washington, which the North calls a preparation for an attack, South Korean officials said. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

North Korea fires off 2 more missiles into sea

North Korea has sent a couple more short-range missiles into waters off its coast, the second apparent show of aggression and might to oppose joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises. Published March 3, 2014

FILE - In this June 18, 2013, file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, by National Security Agency Gen. Keith B. Alexander. Al-Qaida’s Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organization once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as they have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan government, U.S. officials say. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

GOP to John Kerry, Obama: You make U.S. look 'weak' to world

The GOP has a message for Secretary of State John Kerry, and it's not a kind one: Your penchant for all talk, no action, is making the United States look weak on the Ukraine situation. The same goes for President Obama, key Republicans said. Published March 3, 2014

A Ukrainian armored personnel carrier is stationed behind the gate of a military base in the port of Kerch, Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pro-Russian troops controlled a ferry terminal on the easternmost tip of Ukraine's Crimea region close to Russia on Monday, intensifying fears that Moscow will send even more troops into the strategic Black Sea region in its tense dispute with its Slavic neighbor. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Ukraine mobilizes: 'This is a red alert' of war

Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arsenly Yatsenyuk issued a blunt assessment of Russia's military force invasion and subsequent blockage of military bases: This is war. Published March 3, 2014

Mark Ndesandjo, one of President Barack Obama's half-siblings, attends a news conference for his new book "Nairobi to Shenzhen" with the background written "Obama" in Chinese characters, in Guangzhou, southern city of China Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Obama's half-brother: Barack acted 'too black' during youth

When Kenyan-born Mark Obama Ndesandjo first met his half-brother, Barack Obama, one of his initial impressions was that the man who would go on to become president of the United States was just "too black," he said, in an interview with Newsmax. Published February 28, 2014

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2013 file photo, Florida Democratic Congressional candidate Alex Sink works the phone in Clearwater, Fla. Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)

Democrat slammed for stereotyping immigrants as maids

Democrat Alex Sink, who's seeking a congressional seat from Florida, made a political misstep this week when she publicly wondered about the fate of chambermaid positions if immigration reform doesn't quickly pass. Published February 28, 2014

FILE - In this  Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during a keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Yahoo said Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, that usernames and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and used to access accounts, but the company isn't saying how many accounts have been affected. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Yahoo webcam users beware: Brit intel may have your naked pics

The British agency that heads up the country's government surveillance has captured still images from hundreds of Yahoo webcam chats from between 2008 and 2010 — some of which included the images of naked users. Published February 28, 2014

North Korean trainers direct dolphins performing at a dolphinarium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

PETA demands inquiry as SeaWorld dolphin bites girl, 9

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has demanded that the Department of Agriculture investigate SeaWorld in San Antonio after a little girl, 9, was bitten by a dolphin she was allowed to pat. Published February 28, 2014