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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

** FILE ** This Sept. 27, 2010, file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, shows a U.S. military guard walking a corridor between detainee cells at the Parwan detention facility near Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

U.S. denounces Afghanistan’s order to free 37 Taliban-tied inmates

The United States issued a harsh criticism Monday against the Afghan government over the planned release of 37 inmates from Bagram prison that have been deemed “dangerous individuals” with ties to Taliban terrorism by American military authorities. Published January 27, 2014

** FILE ** A commemorative reprint of the 1611 King James Version of the Holy Bible (Associated Press)

Chattanooga tops as most Bible-minded metropolis in nation

When it comes to most Bible-minded cities, Chattanooga takes the cake. A new study shows the Tennessee's metropolis population comes in at No. 1 on a list that reveals where the Bible is best regarded — and where it's not. Published January 27, 2014

** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left), along with his aunt Kim Kyong-hui (right), attends a statue-unveiling ceremony in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 16, 2013, the birthday anniversary of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)

Family of Kim Jong-un’s uncle dragged from home, shot: report

South Korean news sources reported that North Korean authorities have dragged family members of Kim Jong-un's uncle, Jang Song-theak — the uncle who was executed by order of the dictator for various crimes against the country — from their homes and shot them. Published January 27, 2014

** FILE ** In this Jan. 3, 2014, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

New York City police turn from crime to traffic control under new mayor

There’s a new mayor in town, and his name is traffic control. New York City’s newly minted Mayor Bill de Blasio has demanded police focus on achieving a “zero” traffic fatality figure for the city, leading agency commanders to shift focus from crime to reckless driving. Published January 27, 2014

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MIA Rep. Steve Stockman located in London

Rep. Steven Stockman, who’s running against Sen. John Cornyn for his seat and hasn’t been seen in almost three weeks, may have just been located in London following a brief stay in Russia. Published January 27, 2014

Oreo rattles up store shelves with two new flavors

The classic cookie milk dunker, Oreo, has unveiled a couple new flavors — but don’t delay. The company said it’s only keeping them on shelves for a couple months. Published January 24, 2014

** FILE ** Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio mulls run for Arizona governor

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the law enforcement local known nationwide for his tough treatment of inmates and illegals alike, said that he’s mulling a run for governor of Arizona. Published January 24, 2014

** FILE ** Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Anthony Weiner on Hillary Clinton: ‘Most qualified candidate in history’

Scandal-plagued Anthony Weiner — whose wife is a close associate to Hillary Clinton — laid it on pretty thick for the former first lady this week, characterizing her as quite possibly the best politician for the presidential role in the entire history of the United States. Published January 24, 2014