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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

Alligator caught slithering around Chicago airport

Authorities at Chicago O’Hare International Airport first did a double-take – and then radioed for help. An alligator was stalking around the terminal, hiding beneath an escalator. Published November 4, 2013

** FILE ** This Oct. 7, 2013, file photo shows people wait in line to enter the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

White House sides with town in Christian prayer case

When it comes to this week’s Supreme Court case over a Greece, N.Y., community that faced fire for opening government meetings with Christian prayers, the White House is siding with the town, citing judicial precedent and tradition. Published November 4, 2013

Members of the hacking group Anonymous. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Anonymous Indonesia hacks 170 Australian websites over spy claims

A website hacking group, Anonymous Indonesia, claimed to have broken into 170-plus Internet sites affiliated with Australian businesses and organizations in retaliation for reports of government spying with American intelligence. Published November 4, 2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi raise his poster with Arabic that reads, "no to the coup," during a protest in front of the supreme constitutional court in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Mohammed Morsi trial adjourned over chaos in courtroom

Former President Mohammed Morsi's trial on charges that he incited violence that led to killings in the streets of Cairo at the tail end of his rule was delayed by two hours Monday and then quickly adjourned. Published November 4, 2013

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Muslim Brotherhood caught using puppies as fire bombs

A pet rescue operation has saved three puppies from Muslim Brotherhood clutches, after discovering the militant members were dousing the animals with gasoline, setting them on fire and throwing them into the chaos of a Tahrir Square demonstration, as makeshift bombs. Published November 1, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama, White House raise press hackles for controlling media

Editors of the wire news service, The Associated Press, are decrying the president’s refusal to grant free and easy access for photographers, characterizing his insistence on circulating press release pictures that are snapped in a controlled setting as overkill. Published November 1, 2013

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Delta passengers silent as fallen soldier’s body flown home

Delta Flight 2255 passengers heading from Atlanta to Los Angeles on Thursday were surprised and honored to learn they were sharing a flight with a fallen hero, a U.S. Army soldier whose body was being transported back home to his family. Published November 1, 2013

** FILE ** Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow in this image made from video and released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo)

Edward Snowden says he’ll testify against U.S. for Germany about spying

Edward Snowden, who fled the United States and obtained asylum in Russia after leaking sensitive National Security Agency information, said that he's more than willing to help Germany's investigation into America's snooping, a German lawmaker reported Friday. Published November 1, 2013

Phil Thiltrickett, an opponent of an abortion, holds a rosary as he prays outside a Planned Parenthood Clinic, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

12 Texas abortion clinics closed as appeals court upholds new law

At least 12 abortion clinics in Texas will have to quit performing the procedure this Friday, the result of an appeals court ruling that determined most of the state's newly legislated restrictions can in fact go into effect right away. Published November 1, 2013

Israeli warplanes blast Hamas tunnel in Gaza, killing 3

Israel defense officers said Friday its warplanes successfully struck a tunnel beneath the Gaza Strip that was used by terrorists, while members of the militant group Hamas said the attack left three Palestinians dead. Published November 1, 2013