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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

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends the opening session of the second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace, Kuwait City on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014. Kuwait pledged $500 million and the United States promised $380 million to alleviate the suffering of Syrians affected by the country's civil war at the start of the fundraising conference that international aid officials hope will generate billions of dollars needed this year.(AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)

U.S. pledges $380M for Syria, in hopes Assad won’t take it

Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that American taxpayers will be sending along another $380 million to help Syrian civilians in crisis from the years of civil war that have plagued the country. Published January 15, 2014

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, file photo, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Chairwoman of ProAmerica Bank, arrives to speak at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in Washington. President Barack Obama intends to nominate Contreras-Sweet, a former California cabinet secretary, to be head of the Small Business Administration, according to a White House official. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama picks California Hispanic banker to head SBA

President Obama’s pick for the head of the Small Business Administration is a Hispanic banker from California who’s hailed as having a proper mix of corporate and government work experience – as well as an ethnic and gender tag that will realize the White House’s pledge for diversity. Published January 15, 2014

Baghdad municipality workers clean up as civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack near the Technology University in Sinaa Street in downtown Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. A wave of bombings across Iraq striking busy markets and a funeral north of Baghdad killed tens of people Wednesday, authorities said, as the country remains gripped by violence after al-Qaida-linked militants took control of two cities in western Anbar province. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Baghdad bombings leave dozens dead, wounded

Dozens were killed in early Wednesday morning bombings in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad, the latest in a surge of violence that’s resulted from a recent al Qaeda take-over of two major government holdings in Anbar province. Published January 15, 2014

** FILE ** Moshe Yaalon (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Israeli defense minister to John Kerry: ‘Leave us alone’

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon had harsh words for John Kerry, just days before the secretary of state is due to sweep into the country for more talks on Palestinian peace: Your "messianic" visions aren't helping. Published January 14, 2014

** FILE ** In this May 6, 2010, file photo, a DirecTV satellite dish is attached to a roof at a home in Palo Alto, Calif. DirecTV, the nation's largest satellite TV operator, said Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, it attracted more new subscribers in the fourth quarter than it has in a decade. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

DirecTV boots Weather Channel in ‘unprecedented’ contract dispute

DirecTV satellite executives have given the boot to the Weather Channel, a dramatic decision that caps weeks of contentious contract disputes that included a meteorologist-driven push to paint the television provider as unconcerned with Americans’ welfare. Published January 14, 2014