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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

The Royal Caribbean International's Explorer of the Seas is docked at Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. U.S. health officials have boarded the cruise liner to investigate an illness outbreak that has stricken at least 300 people with gastrointestinal symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. (AP Photo/Thomas Layer)

Caribbean cruise ship placed on watch for signs of Ebola

The latest in the Ebola scare is that a Caribbean cruise ship has been placed on a watch list over concerns that a female health care worker who handled a lab-specimen from an infected Liberian — who died of the disease — traveled aboard the vessel. Published October 17, 2014

Obama to announce micro-chip benefit cards Friday

President Obama will visit the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Friday where he's expected to announce a new change for those on the government dole — benefit cards currently embedded with a magnetic strip will likely switch over to a microchip. Published October 16, 2014

An ambulance carrying Amber Joy Vinson, the second health care worker to be diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, arrives at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. Vinson was one of the nurses who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died at the Dallas hospital last week of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Two Ohio schools close over Ebola scare from staffer

Two schools in Ohio shut down on Thursday because of fears of Ebola, after administrators realized a staffer may have been aboard the same plane as a nurse from Dallas who contracted the disease. Published October 16, 2014

This TV screen shot shows a man with a clipboard on the tarmac with an Ebola patient.

Ebola puzzler: Plainclothes man among hazmat responders sends shockwaves

A man responding to the emergency transport of an Ebola patient in Dallas is sending shockwaves after a news crew captured him on video helping hazmat-outfitted responders with the procedure — wearing nothing but pants, a buttoned-down shirt and sunglasses. Published October 16, 2014

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Connecticut hotel visitor arrested for 'aggressive mopping'

Police in Connecticut have arrested and charged a man with second-degree breach of peace after he allegedly grabbed a mop from the hands of a hotel worker and went on an overly "aggressive mopping" spree. Published October 16, 2014

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'Bring Your Bible to School Day' kicks off across America

Focus on the Family, a Christian-based group, has launched a nationwide campaign for students across the nation to carry their Bibles to school on Thursday — an endeavor aimed at pressing the point that religious freedom is alive and well. Published October 16, 2014

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama faults world for 'not doing enough' on Ebola

President Obama took to a Joint Base Andrews podium outside Washington and told an audience that included representatives from 21 different nations: The world isn't stepping up to the plate to fight Ebola. Published October 15, 2014

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, Dozer, a miniature pot-bellied pig owned by Shane Wilson of Eau Claire, Wis., sniffs the floor. Dozer was given to Wilson and his wife as a wedding present and is a registered service animal for Wilson, who served in the Marines. (AP Photo/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Marisa Wojcik) ** FILE **

Navy veteran fined $500 by New York City over service pig

New York City slapped a $500 fine on a Navy veteran who keeps a therapy pig to help stabilize her emotionally, saying an ordinance is an ordinance and the beast falls under "wild animal" restrictions. Published October 15, 2014