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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 ** President Barack Obama meets with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. In the rocky relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan, the mere fact that Obama and Sharif sit down is seen as a sign of progress. Few breakthroughs are expected on the numerous hot-button issues on their agenda Wednesday, including American drone strikes and Pakistan's alleged support of the Taliban. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

CIA memo: Pakistan endorsed U.S. drone strikes

Secret documents from the CIA show that senior government authorities in Pakistan not only knew about the U.S. military’s drone strike missions in the nation – but actually endorsed them. Published October 24, 2013

This undated image image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine shows Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins' Children's Center in Baltimore. The new report, published online Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013, by the New England Journal of Medicine, makes clear that a girl, now 3, was infected in the womb. She was treated unusually aggressively and shows no active infection despite stopping AIDS medicines 18 months ago. Persaud helped investigate the case. (AP Photo/Johns Hopkins Medicine)

HIV-infected girl in remission sends whisper of AIDS cure

Doctors are touting a medical breakthrough after a girl born with HIV has gone into extended remission, saying that they’ve never seen such a recovery and opening the doors to the question: Have scientists and researchers finally discovered a cure for AIDS? Published October 24, 2013

** FILE ** George Zimmerman (right) is escorted to a home by a Lake Mary police officer on Sept. 9, 2013, in Lake Mary, Fla., after a domestic incident in the neighborhood where Zimmerman and his wife Shellie had lived during his murder trial. Zimmerman was recently found not guilty for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Associated Press)

George Zimmerman beats criminal charges in row with wife

Florida police said Wednesday that George Zimmerman won't be brought up on criminal charges after all, stemming from a public row he had with his wife in the wake of her filing for divorce. Published October 24, 2013

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to those attending the distinguished speaker event at the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Robert Kirkham)

Hillary Clinton heckled on Benghazi: 'You let them die’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was interrupted during a Wednesday night speech at a university in New York by an angry heckler who blamed her for the deaths of four Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. Published October 24, 2013

Washington student, 11, arrested at school with gun, 400 rounds

Washington police arrested an 11-year-old boy at school after they found him in possession of a gun, 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives — and parents weren't even informed of the incident until administrators sent a letter home. Published October 24, 2013

** FILE ** The Jan. 20, 2011, file photo shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel using her mobile phone at the German Federal Parliament Bundestag in Berlin. The German Foreign Ministry said Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, it has summoned the U.S. ambassador in the wake of allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Merkel's cellphone. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

Germany summons U.S. ambassador for spy claims

An angry Germany demanded that the U.S. ambassador appear in Berlin on Thursday to address allegations that America's government had tapped into the phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Published October 24, 2013

Michigan veteran cleared by court for 'infidel' license plate

A military veteran who wanted to sport a license plate that played on the word “infidel” but was turned down by worried Michigan officials is now cleared for all the politically incorrect driving he wants to do. Published October 22, 2013

Pope Francis delivers his message from his studio window overlooking the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square during his Angelus prayer, at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. During the Angelus the pontiff expressed his closeness to the Philippines for the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left at least 171 people dead. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Vatican shuts door on second marriages, minus annulment

With one quick Tuesday statement, the Vatican shot down any ideas among Catholic Church members of remarrying then partaking of Communion absent an annulment — a fire-starter of a pronouncement from a papacy that's been roundly criticized in conservative circles for going soft on gay marriage, abortion and contraception. Published October 22, 2013

Blue Cross-Nebraska hires temp workers to deal with Obamacare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has received so many requests from people seeking aid with Obamacare that company heads have turned to the temporary work force and hired extra employees just to deal solely with the enrollment process. Published October 22, 2013

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U.S. beer-maker under fire for 'Dumb Blonde' campaign

The Texas-based Deep Ellum Brewery is under fire from women's rights activists who say the company's marketing campaign for its newest beer — called "Dumb Blonde" — promotes a rape culture. Published October 22, 2013

Fireworks explode over the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament, as London celebrates the arrival of New Year's Day on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Stammering British lawmaker says he gets no respect

A British lawmaker with a stammering problem says that his speech impediment has caused him to lose political favor and that he's suffered greatly — both personally and in his career — because the twitterings and criticisms of fellow parliamentarians. Published October 22, 2013