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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

** FILE ** Jessie, voiced by Joan Cusack, (from left) Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen, and Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks, in a scene from "Toy Story 3." (AP Photo/Disney Pixar)

Airport security confiscates ‘Toy Story’ Woody’s mini-toy gun

A world traveler who says he carries his son’s Toy Story “Woody” cowboy figure with him everywhere he goes sent out a bemused social media commentary about his stop at Heathrow Airport, where he said security agents went a little overboard with their searches. Published February 11, 2014

Transportation Security Administration officers wait to screen bags as passengers pass through the main entrance at the Secaucus Junction Station, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Secaucus, N.J. The TSA and New Jersey Transit Police began screening bags at the Station Friday in preparation for Sunday's Super Bowl at the Meadowlands. All passenger bags will be screened by TSA officers before they will be allowed to board trains to Met Life Stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

TSA humiliates cancer patient: ‘He’s wearing a diaper!’

The wife of a man with prostate cancer posted on her blog a scathing assessment of how Transportation Security Administration agents treated her husband during a security checkpoint, explaining how one proclaimed loudly his state of incontinence while a second one grimaced and snickered. Published February 11, 2014

** FILE ** In this Jan. 4, 2014, file photo, Julia Roberts arrives at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Calif. The Los Angeles coroner's office is investigating the death of Nancy Motes, 37, the half-sister of actors Julia and Eric Roberts. Motes was found dead in a Los Angeles home on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Julia Roberts’ half-sister, Nancy Motes, found dead in tub

Nancy Motes, 37, the half-sister of Hollywood actors Julia and Eric Roberts, was found dead inside a bathtub at the Los Angeles house where she had been pet-sitting, the seeming victim of a drug overdose. Published February 11, 2014

Iranians burn representations of British, Israeli, and U.S. flags, as they hold pro-government placards and portraits of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during an annual rally commemorating anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at the Azadi, 'Freedom' Square in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Tuesday marks the 35th anniversary of the revolution that toppled the pro-U.S. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and brought Islamists to power. The banners in yellow read, "we are ready for the great battle." (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran erupts as thousands rally to mark Islamic revolution

Tehran’s streets filled on Tuesday with hundreds of thousands of Iranians who were rallying in recognition of the 35th anniversary of their Islamic revolution, but who also cheered the recent relaxation of sanctions forged with the international community. Published February 11, 2014

Emergency crews from several towns work an area outside the New Hampshire Ball Bearing plant after an explosion, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 in Peterborough, N.H. At least 13 people were injured, but a company spokeswoman says none of the injuries appears to be life-threatening. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

New Hampshire factory explosion injures 15

At least two people were seriously injured and another 13 sent for medical treatment after a ball-bearings plant in New Hampshire was rocked by an explosion. Published February 11, 2014

Gene Mcilhone [cq], of Valley Forge, Penn. wears a sign that reads, "I.R.S. Stole Election" at a tea party rally against the Internal Revenue Service entitled, "Audit the IRS" on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Watchdog to IRS: Quit killing conservatives with paperwork

The nonpartisan Judicial Watch has petitioned the Office of Management and Budget to rein in an IRS proposal that will place "substantial" record-keeping burdens on 100,000 nonprofits, lawyers for the conservative watchdog group said. Published February 10, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama greets singer Beyonce after she performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.   Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.  (Photo by POOL Win McNamee/Getty Images)

French press buzzes at far-fetched Beyonce-Obama affair story

Members of the French press, visiting the United States to cover President Francois Hollande's meet-up with President Obama, have created a buzz in overseas and domestic news outlets with a story started by one of their own but already shot down as false — that Mr. Obama is having an affair. Published February 10, 2014

** FILE ** In this Jan. 29, 2014, file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

White House mulls drone kill against U.S. terror suspect

The Obama administration is reportedly wrestling with the idea of unleashing a fatal drone attack against a U.S. citizen believed to be a member of al Qaeda and suspected of actively plotting an attack on Americans who are overseas. Published February 10, 2014

** FILE ** In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Paul said Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Democrats should remember President Clinton's sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky before turning their criticism to Republicans' attitudes toward women. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rand Paul warns of blue Texas: GOP needs people ‘with tattoos’

Sen. Rand Paul, who represents Kentucky, said his home state of Texas could easily switch from a Republican stronghold to a Democratic voting block if the GOP doesn’t open its arms and take in more working class and more minorities. Published February 10, 2014