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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

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks during a ceremony unveiling the Super Bowl XLVIII Roman numerals on Super Bowl Boulevard Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in New York. The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to play the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game on Sunday, Feb. 2, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NRA-New York doubles membership in face of new gun laws

New York's affiliate of the National Rifle Association has seen its membership explode in the months since Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed new and strict gun control measures. Now, the state chapter has the largest membership roll in the country. Published February 6, 2014

K-9 dog fired for too much playing on the job

A police dog trained to sniff out drugs in Mississippi was handed the pink slip after he played one too many times with aluminum cans while he was supposed to be working. Published February 6, 2014

** FILE ** In this Jan. 29, 2014 photo, third-graders Clare Vosberg-Padget, left, and Emily Morgan talk during lunch at Hoover Elementary School in Dubuque, Iowa. Vosberg-Padget, 8, has become the driving force behind the installation of a "buddy bench" at her school, where children can signal to others that they'd like a playmate. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Jessica Reilly)

Houston do-gooder, upset at Utah's forced lunch toss, buys kids’ food

A Houston man outraged at the story of a Utah school that forced dozens of students with delinquent lunch accounts to throw their food in the trash has taken it on himself to make sure the same doesn't happen in his neck of the woods: He's coughed up money to pay the negative lunch balances of 60 or so local elementary-school kids. Published February 6, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton and actress Elizabeth Hurley. (Photo illustration)

Bill Clinton-Liz Hurley affair a figment of Tom Sizemore's imagination?

Troubled actor Tom Sizemore admitted during a HuffPost Live appearance that he made up his comments that were captured on tape — and recently released — in which he claimed former President Bill Clinton and actress Elizabeth Hurley engaged in a long-running sexual affair. Published February 6, 2014

** FILE ** An electronic cigarette and the filter end that holds the liquid nicotine solution is on display. E-cigarettes are plastic and metal devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge, creating vapor that the "smoker" inhales. A tiny light on the tip even glows like a real cigarette. (Associated Press)

Democratic lawmakers push to ban e-cigs at Capitol

Electronic cigarettes are being touted as the tobacco-free way for smokers to indulge their habits in public places without offending anyone — but not all on Capitol Hill are embracing that message. Published February 6, 2014

** FILE ** In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, photo, a Minnie Mouse character plays piano in a Disney Store display window in Saugus, Mass. Walt Disney Co. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Disney star Mia Talerico, 5, gets death threats

Mia Talerico, a 5-year-old who played the main role of Charlie on the recently canceled Disney Channel production, “Good Luck Charlie,” was the target of several recent online death threats, police said. Published February 6, 2014

This undated photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry, who was fatally shot in 2010 north of the Arizona-Mexico border while trying to catch bandits who target illegal immigrants. (Associated Press/U.S. Customs and Border Protection) ** FILE **

Brian Terry’s brother rips Eric Holder over 'shocking' ineptitude

Kent Terry, the brother of slain border agent Brian Terry, sent a scathing letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding to know why the United States has let years pass without holding anyone accountable for Operation Fast and Furious. Published February 6, 2014

In this photo provided by the Vatican paper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets ambassadors to the Holy See, at the Vatican, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Pope Francis on Monday criticized abortion as evidence of a "throwaway culture" that wastes people as well as food, saying such a mentality is a threat to world peace. Francis also urged better respect for migrants and denounced the persecution of Christians in Asia, Africa and the Middle East in his global survey of world crises delivered to diplomats accredited to the Holy See. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

U.N. demands Vatican 'immediately remove' child abusers

The United Nations has gone on the attack against the Catholic Church, demanding the Vatican immediately discharge all suspected and known child abusers, characterizing its views of gays and birth control as archaic and insisting the Holy See open for public review any files on any clergy tied to criminal investigations. Published February 5, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton and actress Elizabeth Hurley. (Photo illustration)

Liz Hurley — Bubba's Marilyn Monroe?

On one side stands actor Tom Sizemore, who claims that he helped former President Bill Clinton arrange for an affair with his ex-girlfriend, actress Elizabeth Hurley. On the other side stands Miss Hurley, who yawns at what she calls a ridiculous story. Published February 5, 2014

Fans walk near the MetLife Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

FBI saves 16 teens from Super Bowl prostitution ring

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested more than 45 suspected pimps who traveled to the New York region, allegedly to traffic women and girls, some as young as age 13, to Super Bowl sex buyers. Published February 5, 2014

School party for high-scoring students condemned as 'caste system'

A Maryland middle school that sponsored a dance and pizza party for students who earned straight As on their most recent report cards has left some parents of lower-scoring kids angry and outraged, wondering about the state of their child's self-esteem. Published February 5, 2014

** FILE ** In this July 14, 2011, file photo, filmmaker Woody Allen is shown on the set of his movie "The Bop Decameron" in Rome. Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Allen and Mia Farrow, penned an emotional open letter, accusing Hollywood of callously lionizing Allen, who she claims abused her. The letter revived in stunning detail an allegation more than two decades old. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)

Hollywood news site: 'Time to shun Woody Allen'

An influential website that covers Hollywood news and the business of entertainment,, has called on industry insiders and members of the movie-watching public to turn their backs on movie director Woody Allen. Published February 5, 2014