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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 ** Pope Francis shows a box shaped like a pill box but which contains a rosary during his traditional Sunday appearance in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Pope Francis said that the rosary is like a medicine for the heart and small boxes containing rosaries were distributed to faithful at the end of Pope's traditional Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis warns of dangers of progressivism

Pope Francis had a stark warning for those who listened to his latest homily at St. Martha's House, about the dangers of today's rising secularism: Don't fall into the pit of progressivism, which puts the emphasis on the collective instead of on the spirit of the individual. Published November 19, 2013

** FILE ** Former President George W. Bush turns and waves as he follows President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as they leave after the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

George W. Bush on Keystone pipeline: ‘Build the damn thing’

With the economy as sluggish as it is, former President George W. Bush had some quick advice to bolster revenues and bring a boom to the job market, during a conference in Pittsburgh attended by hundreds: Build the Keystone XL pipeline. Published November 19, 2013

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. (AP Photo/Olivia Harris, Pool, File)

Dick Cheney on daughters’ public gay dispute: I’m ‘pained’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he and his wife are naturally upset their two daughters are disputing over their conflicting views of gay marriage, but that what perhaps hurts more is they've taken a years-long, behind-the-scenes argument and brought it into the public arena. Published November 19, 2013

**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