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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** Displaced Syrian women sit with 1-month-old Fatima on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, inside a stone house near Kafer Rouma, in ancient Roman ruins used as temporary shelter by refugees from the heavy fighting and shelling in the Idlib province countryside of Syria. (AP Photo)

Al Qaeda-linked rebels cause new refugee crisis for Syrians

Syrians who once fled President Bashar Assad are now fleeing a new terror – al Qaeda-linked forces that have stolen into the nation to join the rebel force with an ultimate goal of imposing a hard line Islamic rule. Published October 21, 2013

Beth Asaro, left, and Joanne Schailey share a moment with their daughter Kate, 13, after they exchanged vows to become the first same-sex marriage in Lambertville, N.J., history at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Lambertville, N.J. Asaro and Schailey hold the distinction of being the first couple to enter into a civil union in the state, when that law took effect in 2007. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

N.J.’s Cory Booker on gay weddings: ‘This is very beautiful’

Let the weddings begin. As the clock chimed midnight, gay couples in New Jersey who had lined the streets of cities and towns across the state, waiting for the last stroke that would usher in Monday and the implementation of a new same-sex wedding law, finally traded vows. Published October 21, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama attends a bilateral meeting June 18, 2012, with then-Mexican President Felipe Calderon during the G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. (Associated Press)

Mexico outraged at U.S. surveillance of ally Felipe Calderon

It’s not enough that the United States spied on Mexico, but new documents released from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden reveal that America targeted its touted friend and ally, former President Felipe Calderon, and placed him under surveillance. Published October 21, 2013

** FILE ** Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone on Monday, April 9, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof)

Chinese couple on trial for selling baby to buy iPhone

A man and woman in China were in court on Friday, defending allegations they sold their baby girl to go on a shopping spree that included the purchase of an iPhone and top-of-the-line footwear. Published October 18, 2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney smiles as he arrives for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, after lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and reopen the government. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Jay Carney: Purple tie is for LGBT support

White House press secretary Jay Carney showed up for a press conference on Thursday wearing a purple tie, a public show of support for an anti-bully campaign kicked off by the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender activist community. Published October 18, 2013

** FILE ** In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, the United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution that will require Syria to give up its chemical weapon, at U.N. Headquarters. Saudi Arabia is rejecting its seat on the U.N. Security Council and says the 15-member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Saudi Arabia, angry with West, slams door on U.N. Security Council seat

An angry Saudi Arabia has taken out its frustration at the inability of the international community to foster peace in Syria and at recent wedges with the White House over Middle East goals with an announcement on Friday that it would turn down its seat on the U.N. Security Council. Published October 18, 2013

** FILE ** Parkland Memorial Hospital financial counselor Kaneaka Guidry, back left, helps Cathleen and Jerry Brown sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act while Vyncent Bosh, front left, receives help from Tiffany Ruiz, Parkland Memorial Hospital financial counselor, front right, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Ron Baselice)

Obamacare fail: More enroll for Mars trip than for health exchange

The hits just keep on coming with Obamacare enrollee tales of disaster, with the latest joke that more people have actually completed an online application to journey to Mars than successfully signed into the White House’s websites for health reform exchanges. Published October 18, 2013

Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters in New York on July 23, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Anthony Weiner: I’m an ‘empty, soulless vessel’

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner who recently failed in his New York City mayoral bid after an elongated sexting scandal said his ensuing marriage problems don't hit him as hard in the heart as they do his wife, Huma Abedin. Published October 18, 2013

** FILE ** In this Oct. 1, 2009, photo, a top selling Toyota Camry is on display in the showroom at the McGeorge Toyota dealership in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Toyota recalls 870K vehicles to check for spider webs blocking AC unit

Blame it on the spiders — Toyota is. The car manufacturer said it will recall 870,000 vehicles to check whether the arachnids sneaked in and constructed webs that ultimately can block the air-conditioning units from properly draining and cause a short circuit in the airbags. Published October 18, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger lobbies for law change to seek presidency

Hollywood action star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been quietly lobbying key politicos for a legal loophole or a constitutional change that would clear the path for him to run for president in 2016. Published October 18, 2013

In this photo provided by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, smoke rises from a fire near Springwood, west of Sydney, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Nearly a hundred wildfires are burning across Australia's New South Wales state, more than a dozen of which are out of control, as unseasonably hot temperatures and strong winds fanned flames across the parched landscape. (AP Photo/New South Wales Rural Fire Service)

Australian wildfires kill 1, destroy homes

Almost 100 separate wildfires have torn through one of Australia’s most populated areas on Friday, leaving one dead and laying waste to dozens of houses and structures. Published October 18, 2013