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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

Russia forward Pavel Datsyuk talks with officials in the third period of a men's ice hockey game against the USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Russians threaten to kill U.S. hockey game referee

Russians upset at losing to America in the Olympics hockey match-up have gathered about the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, vowing to kill the American hockey referee they blame for their 3-2 shootout loss. Published February 18, 2014

** FILE ** Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazanni, posing here with a frame from his role as Satan in the popular five-part mini-series "The Bible" during an interview in Casablanca, Morocco, was surprised to wake up one morning and find that that some thought he looked like U.S. President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

'Son of God' movie cuts Satan due to Obama likeness

Producers of the new "Son of God" movie — the followup to the highly successful miniseries, "The Bible" — say they've cut out the character of Satan because he looks too much like President Obama. Published February 18, 2014

** FILE ** Lt. Richard Ko sifts through marijuana plants in a field on Wednesday in Sanger, Calif. California narcotics officers have pulled millions fewer pot plants from remote forests than in past years. (Associated Press)

Pro-marijuana activists give up on California for a couple years

Looks like California will likely stay out of the marijuana business for at least the next couple years. The leading strategists who have brought to vote most of the marijuana initiatives seen around the nation since 1996 have put the brakes on a California measure, saying funding is proving an issue. Published February 18, 2014

President Ronald Reagan appeared hip in the sense that he was of good cheer, canny and young at heart, minus annoying attitude. (THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Ronald Reagan slammed as sexist in college textbook

Conservatives students attending the University of South Carolina say one of the college's textbooks has portrayed Ronald Reagan as a sexist and a pessimist — and they're so angry at the description that they're ready to revolt. Published February 18, 2014

Carl DeMaio, left, a former city councilman who narrowly lost a bid for San Diego mayor last year, announces he won't seek the job again in a Nov. 19 special election to replace the disgraced Bob Filner in San Diego Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. At his side in San Diego's Spanish Landing Park is partner Jonathan Hale. (AP Photo/ Elliot Spagat)

The new GOP? Republican openly campaigns with gay partner

A Republican seeking congressional office and touting a reform agenda has just made history by becoming the first politician on the campaign trail to bring his gay partner to the forefront, with an advertising film Published February 14, 2014

Emergency and rescue crews respond to the scene of a tour bus crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, March 16, 2013 near Carlisle, Pa. (AP Photo/The Sentinel, Jason Malmont )

Pennsylvania Turnpike in chaos amid multiple crashes

Multiple accidents along the eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike caused a massive pileup Friday, and emergency responders are still trying to sort out what happened. Published February 14, 2014

American and Afghan soldiers turn away from the dusty rotor wash as an Afghan soldier and police officer wounded in an ongoing firefight are evacuated by a U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Destiny medevac helicopter, at the Afghan and U.S. Forward Operating Base Howz-e-Madad, operated by the the 101st's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, in Zhari district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. The The 101st Airborne's 2-502 and their Afghan Army partners operate in a district which, as the birthplace of the Taliban movement, continues to hold many well-armed fighters, and a support network which provides the fighters with improvised explosives and safe havens. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Army reservist says Afghanistan service medals stolen

An Army Reserve soldier recognized for outstanding service in Afghanistan says a robber stole her military medals while she ate with her parents at a reunion dinner in Hartford, Conn. Published February 14, 2014

** FILE ** New York Mayor Bill de Blasio holds up a bottle as he takes a drink during his State of the City address at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. De Blasio, delivering one of the most important speeches of his young administration, outlined his vision for New York and offered a glimpse into his signature goal of fighting the city's widening income inequality gap. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Al Roker unleashes on Mayor Bill de Blasio for NYC's open schools

Al Roker — the "Today" show weatherman known as much for his sunny disposition as for his atmospheric forecasts — took to Twitter to let newly minted Mayor Bill de Blasio know his views of the decision to keep open snowy New York City's schools, and it wasn't pretty. Published February 14, 2014