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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 ** A lioness walks through the tall grass in the Phinda Private Game Reserve, near the town of Hluhluwe, in Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. (AP Photo/Matthew Craft)

Dallas Zoo workers baffled as lion kills lioness

It's all fun and games — until one lion bites another too hard. That's what happened at the Dallas Zoo over the weekend when a lion killed a lioness in front of visitors. Zoo workers are struggling to understand why. Published November 18, 2013

NASA to launch to Mars: 'Are we alone in the universe?'

The Maven spacecraft on Monday was atop its Florida launch pad, ready to take off on a Mars mission to answer a couple of key questions: Why did the planet go from warm to cold, and is there other human life in the universe? Published November 18, 2013

Iran unveiled its Fotros drone aircraft, the biggest yet developed in the Islamic Republic, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Iranian Defense Ministry)

Iran unveils drone it claims can hover over Israel

Iran unveiled a new drone on Monday that is being touted as its biggest and most technologically advanced yet, capable of flying for 30 hours nonstop – long enough to hang above Israel, the defense minister claimed. Published November 18, 2013

Georgia restaurant fined for flying flags in honor of military

Two co-owners of a hot dog eatery in Georgia have been fined by an zealous code enforcer who considered their patriotic flags, mounted on their restaurant's roof to honor the military, a violation of McDonough city law. Published November 18, 2013

Former President Bill Clinton waves after speaking at a forum in Beijing in Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Bill Clinton coy on Hillary’s run but hopes for female president 'in my lifetime'

In case Hillary Rodham Clinton was waiting on her husband's approval and support to announce a run for the White House — she just got it. Former Presidnet Bill Clinton said on Monday at a conference in China that he most certainly would like to see a woman as president and that he felt his wife would make a capable leader. Published November 18, 2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks to reporters following a meeting of the party's House lawmakers on the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pelosi: Democrats 'stand tall' with Obamacare

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insists that Democrats are not fleeing Obamacare, despite the rollout's subpar showing and regardless of the 39 lawmakers who crossed party lines last week to vote with Republicans to overturn a key complaint about the new law — that it shuttered existing policies. Published November 18, 2013

** FILE ** Former Vice President Dick Cheney hugs his daughter Liz Cheney after she surprised the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by bringing him as her guest, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Cheney sisters trade barbs in public gay marriage spat

The daughters of former Vice President Dick Cheney escalated a public feud about gay marriage over the weekend, after Mary Cheney and her female partner fought back on Facebook against a perceived slight issued by Liz Cheney in an television broadcast interview. Published November 18, 2013

Paul Tubbs  of Washington, Ill., looks over the remains of his home on Devon Lane in Washington after a tornado tore through the north part of Washington on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Peoria Journal Star, Ron Johnson)

6 dead as powerful tornadoes sweep Midwest

At least six have been confirmed dead in the set of powerful tornadoes and thunderstorms that pummeled across the Midwest on Sunday, hitting Illinois particularly hard. Published November 18, 2013