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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

Muslim women perform an evening prayer called "tarawih," marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. During Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati) ** FILE **

Parents slam pro-Islam slant in Florida school textbook

Hundreds of parents, angry at what they say is a biased student textbook with a decided pro-Islam slant, have launched a campaign demanding equal religious representation and planned a protest at the school board meeting this week. Published November 5, 2013

Blastoff: India set to send spacecraft to Mars

India is in final-countdown mode, prepping to send a spacecraft to Mars on Tuesday as a sort of multimillion-dollar test to see if the country's technology is advanced enough to compete on a solar-system scale. Published November 4, 2013

** FILE ** Muslim women in Jakarta, Indonesia, take part in an attempt to break a world record for the most sky lanterns flown simultaneously in 2009. New Hampshire lawmakers have a bill this session to ban the use and sales of sky lanterns in the state. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Japanese paper lanterns face state bans at hands of firefighters

One of the Japanese community’s most revered celebratory traditions, the lighting and floating of paper sky lanterns, faces a doomed fate as a national organization of firefighters says they’re too dangerous and should be banned.One of the Japanese community's most revered celebratory traditions, the lighting and floating of paper sky lanterns, faces a doomed fate as a national organization of firefighters says they're too dangerous and should be banned. Published November 4, 2013

President Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

LGBT activist blasts Obama for failed leadership

President Obama may have just pushed for quick congressional action for a ban on workplace discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, but not all LGBT activists are enamored with his action. Published November 4, 2013

Nancy Pelosi goes on the defense: Obama's a man of 'great vision'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi launched a defense of President Obama this weekend, telling Sunday talk-show hosts that she can't understand why Mitt Romney would accuse the leader of dishonesty because he's such a man of vision. Published November 4, 2013

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)

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