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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

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New York declares war on wild swans: Move them or kill them

New York legislators and conservationists are mulling several proposals to ship out — or outright kill — wild mute swans that are attacking tourists and residents, wreaking havoc on vegetation and even threatening the safety of jets trying to fly. Published January 31, 2014

** FILE ** Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is followed by journalists as he arrives at the Capital International Airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Dennis Rodman: I drink because I'm bored

Dennis Rodman, who entered an alcohol rehabilitation program a couple weeks back, said in a CNN interview that the reason he drinks is because he's bored. Published January 31, 2014

**FILE** Sandra Fluke introduces President Obama at a campaign event in Denver on Aug. 8, 2012. Fluke is a Georgetown law student who inadvertently gained notoriety when talk show host Rush Limbaugh spoke disparagingly of her testimony before Congress on the issue of contraception and insurance coverage. (Associated Press)

Sandra Fluke 'strongly considering' run for Waxman's seat

Sandra Fluke, who grabbed national headlines for campaigning in favor of full federal funding for birth control, said she's seriously considering a run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman. Published January 31, 2014

Attorney David Owens of the University of Chicago Exoneration Project, left, embraces Dewey Jones after a hearing before Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Michael Chritton)

Ohio man jailed 20 years for killing gets charges cleared from DNA

An Ohio man who was imprisoned for 20 years for killing a man during a robbery — but who always claimed innocence — has now been cleared, after a judge found in a new trial based on DNA evidence that evidence police collected at the scene didn't match. Published January 31, 2014

French President Francois Hollande arrives ahead of a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, during a one day summit at RAF Brize Norton, England Friday Jan. 31, 2014.  British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande are expected to discuss military cooperation during the one-day summit. (AP Photo / Leon Neal)

Socialist France tumbles as investment falls 77 percent

Britain scored roughly 10 times the amount of economic investment from overseas sources than France in the last year, as the socialist nation led by French President Francois Hollande saw its business dealings on the international arena drop 77 percent. Published January 31, 2014

** FILE ** The new Caribbean Princess departs on its maiden voyage from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in this April 3, 2004, file photo. Federal health officials are investigating after an outbreak of illness has caused Caribbean Princess cruise ship to ends its trip early and returned to port in Houston late Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, more than a day ahead of schedule after more than 170 passengers and crew members aboard became sick. (AP Photo/Princess Cruises, Andy Newman, File)

Caribbean Princess cruise ship hit by norovirus as 173 take ill

Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess crew members have reported that more than 170 aboard have taken ill just a few days after the Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas was forced to return home with almost 700 sick passengers. Published January 31, 2014

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Glenn Beck says Mark Levin, Sean Hannity have wrapped feud: Liberals, 'look out'

It's the end of an era and the beginning of another for conservative talk radio. Glenn Beck announced on his most recent show that the long-running feud between fellow famed conservative icons Sean Hannity and Mark Levin has finally come to an end — and now the three are planning on taking on the progressive world with a more partnered approach to messaging. Published January 31, 2014

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, file photo, George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

George Zimmerman agrees to celebrity boxing match

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges for shooting Florida teen Trayvon Martin, has agreed to get in the ring for a celebrity boxing match scheduled for March 1. Published January 31, 2014

FILE - In this July 18, 2013 file photo, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harkin is one of many proponents of a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Sen. Tom Harkin pines for Cuba's 'quite remarkable' health care system

Tom Harkin, the Democratic chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, returned from a weeklong tour of Cuba with a somewhat shocking assessment: The poverty-stricken nation does much better in protecting children from dying than America. Published January 30, 2014

Gay man sues Catholic school for rescinding job offer

A gay Massachusetts man filed a lawsuit against a Boston-area Catholic girls' prep school after administrators reneged on a job offer once they realized he was married to a man. Published January 30, 2014