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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

** FILE ** First lady Michelle Obama walks on stage after watching the children from the Kuruka Maisha Foundation, an arts school in Nairobi, Kenya, perform in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Michelle Obama sends tweet-out to amnesty activists on fast

Immigration reform activists who are engaging in a much-publicized food fast to bring attention to their relaxed border and amnesty wishes got some love from the first lady late Tuesday, via a tweet of solidarity she sent that told of White House support. Published November 27, 2013

** FILE ** This photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board shows a post-accident view of the vehicles from a wrong-way collision in Fountain, Colo., on Sept. 24, 2011. Hundreds of people are killed each a year when drivers turn the wrong way into the face of oncoming traffic on high-speed highways, and a majority of the crashes involves drivers with blood alcohol levels more than twice the legal limit, a federal accident researcher said. (Associated Press/National Transportation Safety Board)

Law lets Louisiana police demand that drivers give blood samples

Police in Louisiana are lawfully allowed to demand that drivers give blood samples in cases in which motorists are suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol — a "no refusal" policy that's sparking legal debate. Published November 27, 2013

Peter Bull, 74, and his wife, Hazelmary, 69, the Christian owners of a hotel in southern England, leave the Supreme Court in London on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, after losing an appeal over whether their refusal to let a gay couple stay amounted to discrimination. (AP Photo/Press Association, Sean Dempsey)

Christian B&B owners slapped with damages for turning away gays

A 69-year-old British woman and her 74-year-old husband were ordered Wednesday to pay damages to a gay couple after the U.K. Supreme Court ruled they wrongfully kept the couple from staying in their Christian-based bed-and-breakfast. Published November 27, 2013

** FILE ** In this May 16, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

O.J. Simpson denied new trial for robbery, kidnapping

Looks like O.J. Simpson will stay in jail a while longer. A judge just denied his request for a new trial for his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping that led to his 33-year sentence. Published November 27, 2013

The secret CIA facility known as Penny Lane is shown in the upper middle in white in a 2010 satellite photo of the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. (AP Photo/ and DigitalGlobe)

CIA turned Gitmo prisoners into terrorist-fighting double agents: report

Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States, intelligence operatives with the Central Intelligence Agency turned some of the Guantanamo Bay inmates into double agents, sending them on a path to help kill those with intent to harm America — hopefully. Published November 26, 2013

** FILE ** Then-Army Pfc. Bradley Manning poses wearing a wig and lipstick in an undated photo. Manning emailed his military therapist the photo with a letter titled, "My problem," in which he described his issues with gender identity and his hope that a military career would "get rid of it." (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

Bradley Manning, as Chelsea Manning, pens thank-you to MLK from prison

Pvt. Bradley Manning — who made media waves during his federal trial by announcing he'd rather be called Chelsea — has penned a Thanksgiving thank-you in Time in part to Martin Luther King Jr., citing the civil rights leader's pioneering break-through in social justice as a source of personal inspiration. Published November 26, 2013

Glenn Beck (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Glenn Beck makes waves, totes rifle on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’

The tea party’s favorite media figure, Glenn Beck, made an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” this week to promote his new book, “Miracles and Massacres,” with a shock-factor of a prop: One of the guns taken from Sitting Eagle at Wounded Knee. Published November 26, 2013

Pope Francis takes veiled swipe at 'progressive' Democrats

Pope Francis said Tuesday in his first apostolic exhortation that no matter how progressive-minded the world turns, the Catholic Church can never compromise on its "no abortion" rule — it's a matter of human dignity. Published November 26, 2013