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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

This undated identification file photo provided Wednesday, April 3, 2013, by Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former student Adam Lanza, who authorities said opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, killing 26 students and educators. (AP Photo/Western Connecticut State University, File)

Adam Lanza's dad: He would've killed me 'in a heartbeat'

The father of Adam Lanza — the 20-year-old who sent on a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School after he shot and killed his mother — said in his first public statements on the incident that his son would've killed him, too, had he found the chance. Published March 10, 2014

FILE This 1965 file photo shows actor Max von Sydow as Jesus and John Wayne as the converted centurion in a scene from "The Greatest Story Ever Told." (AP Photo)

'In Jesus name, we pray' sparks ire at Ohio council meeting

The attorney for one Ohio local government body -- the Cuyahoga Falls City Council -- said the Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a threatening letter over prayers led by the local chaplain that end with mention of Jesus. Published March 7, 2014

Jim Greer, owner of Angus MacGregor's Trading Post, poses with two AR-15 assault rifles at his store, Waldorf, Md., Thursday, September 12, 2013. Greer is moving his gun shop and model train store to Pennsylvania because of Maryland's new gun legislation starting next month. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Calif. shop facing angry fire pulls 'smart gun' from shelves

A California shop that was about to go down in history as selling the first supposed "smart gun" in America has now done a one-eighty and pulled the product, after customers and Second Amendment activists unleashed a slew of complaints. Published March 7, 2014

High school senior Rachel Canning, 18, appears in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, N.J., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Canning is suing her parents for financial support and college tuition after she claims they threw her out of the home. (AP Photo/Daily Record, Bob Karp, Pool)

Rachel Canning revealed: Host let teen throw booze parties

The millionaire lawyer who's letting 18-year-old high-schooler Rachel Canning stay with his family as she sues her parents for money and college tuition allowed her a few years ago to throw a booze-filled party that left her drunk and puking in the streets. Published March 7, 2014

Woman born male sues CrossFit for gender discrimination

Chloe Johnson, a transgender athlete who was born a male and who was prohibited by CrossFit from competing in a strength competition as a woman, has now launched a lawsuit claiming discrimination. Published March 7, 2014

The USS Gravely has been deployed to the Mediterranean amid violence in Syria. In this photo, the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG-107) arrives at Naval Air Station Key West to participate in UNITAS Atlantic Phase 2012. UNITAS is an annual multi-national exercise hosted by the U.S. 4th Fleet in the western Caribbean Sea from Sept. 17 through Sept. 28. Thirteen ships from seven partner nations are participating. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker)

U.S. tasks Navy destroyer to Black Sea amid Ukraine tensions

The United States has ordered a dozen F-16 fighter gets to Poland and a guided-missile destroyer to the Black Sea in moves that are being billed as "scheduled" deployments -- but that nonetheless come amid heightening tensions in the region, from Russia-Crimea relations. Published March 6, 2014

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Prayer power: Teen on deathbed awakens as family sings hymns

A BYU student who was struck by a car and given a five percent change of emerging from a coma shocked her doctors by opening her eyes — at the same time her family had gathered at her hospital bed to sing hymns. Published March 6, 2014

FILE - In this May 17, 2011 file photo, a Staples sign is displayed on the front of a Staple store, in Portland, Ore. Staples says it will shutter 225 North American stores, about 10 percent of Staples Inc.'s worldwide total of 2,200, by the end of 2015, and the office-supply retailer has started a plan to save about $500 million annually. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Staples shuttering 225 stores by mid-2015

Staples is closing down 225 of its stores in North America -- about 12 percent of its stock -- in an effort to cut costs and shore up weak revenue numbers. Published March 6, 2014