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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** New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, attend at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in New York on May 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

Blindsided: Tom Brady-Gisele Bundchen bodyguards get 5 years in prison

Two bodyguards who were hired to protect New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady and his supermodel partner, Gisele Bundchen ,as they exchanged wedding vows in 2009 were sentenced to five years in prison on attempted murder charges for shooting at two photographers who covered the affair. Published November 19, 2013

** FILE ** In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

White House, 'despite assurances,' knew of Obamacare glitches in spring

A new report from a consulting firm indicates the White House was warned of Obamacare rollout glitches as far back as the spring — a significant claim, given the administration's insistence that the president wasn't aware of any problems until after the enrollment website went active. Published November 19, 2013

** 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