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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

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman holds up the George Halas Trophy after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Richard Sherman's tirade overshadows Seahawks' Super Bowl prep

Richard Sherman's shout-out to himself after this weekend's come-from-behind Seattle win over San Francisco – calling himself the best cornerback ever -- stole the thunder from the team's win and sparked immediate furor on social media. Published January 20, 2014

** FILE ** In this Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama waves to the audience after he spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama admits being black can boost his political popularity

President Obama asserted that while some people dislike him simply because of his skin color, others give him plenty of political leeway for the same reason – “because I’m a black president,” he said, in The New Yorker. Published January 20, 2014

** FILE ** In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Target retail store in Watertown, Mass. The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the crucial holiday season seemed to be part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that affected several retailers, says a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Target hack attack started by Russian teen, 17, security firm says

The massive holiday season data breach that took tens of millions of Target shoppers by storm and led to the compromising of private debit and credit card information was perpetrated by a teen in Russia, security firm experts said. Published January 20, 2014

Canada's forward Gillian Apps (10) falls as she tries to shoot on USA's goalie Jessie Vetter in the second period of the women's gold medal ice hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. Also defending for USA are Caitlin Cahow (8) and  Angela Ruggiero (4). (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

U.S. Olympic goalie ordered to remove ‘We the People’ from mask

Jessie Vetter, the goalie for the USA Women’s hockey team, has been ordered by the International Olympic Committee to remove a classic American constitutional reference from her mask – “We the People” – because it was deemed propaganda. Published January 17, 2014

**FILE** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (Associated Press)

Justice Department pushes to end religious profiling: report

Attorney General Eric Holder's newest policy push includes a recommendation to prohibit federal authorities from using religion as part of investigations, a nod to civil rights activists who maintain that law enforcement agents routinely target Muslims. Published January 17, 2014

Calif. boy, 16, critically hurt in hammer attack in street

A California boy, 16, was flown for emergency hospital treatment after a man smashed him on the head with a hammer, during a brief but gruesome encounter on a sidewalk across the street from Chino High School. Published January 17, 2014

**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses while meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 16, 2014. (Associated Press)

Obama vows that John Boehner will indeed push through immigration reform

Perhaps the president knows something legislative watchers don’t, because Mr. Obama vows – in sharp contrast to political pundits Capitol Hill insiders – the House Speaker John Boehner will indeed pass immigration reform before the end of the year. Published January 17, 2014