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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

In this photo provided by WSVN-TV, divers search the water after a deck collapse at Shuckers Bar & Grill in Miami Thursday night, June 13, 2013. The deck collapsed during the NBA Finals on Thursday night, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay. Three people were critically injured. (AP Photo/WSVN-TV, Tom Tuckwell)

Florida sports bar deck collapses, injuring 33

A popular sports bar in Miami that was packed to the hilt for Thursday's NBA finals turned into chaos zone as an outdoor deck collapsed, sending dozens into the water and injuring more than 30. Published June 14, 2013

Iran's Parliament speaker Ali Larijani attends a polling station during presidential elections in Qom, 125 kilometers (78 miles) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Friday, June 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iranian presidential elections in U.S. marked by low turnout

Special elections at select spots in the United States for Iranian-Americans and expatriates to vote on Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's replacement kick off Friday, but voter turnout is low as young people in particular see their ballots as worthless. Published June 14, 2013

Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis laments 'gay lobby' targeting Vatican

Pope Francis — in what he thought were private remarks made to a Latin American church group — expressed concern about the "gay rights" lobby that seemed to be targeting the Vatican. Published June 13, 2013

** FILE ** A Marine sentry stands guard at the White House on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, an indication that President Obama is working in the West Wing. (Associated Press)

Tea party book publisher: White House cussed at company

The publisher of a coloring book for children that taught about the tea party movement and other constitutional issues said his company received a profanity-laced message from the White House, which was upset with certain pro-patriot messages. Published June 13, 2013

Protesters chant anti-government slogans, silhouetted by the light of flares in Taksim square, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Wednesday, June 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Turkey vows to clear protesters as death toll hits 5

Police will remove protesters from Istanbul's Taksim Square within the next 24 hours, said Turkey's prime minister on Thursday, in a blunt warning that marks the end of the government's patience with a weeks-long rally that's escalated into violence. Published June 13, 2013

**FILE** In this May 30, 2013, file photo provided by the Murnaghan family, Sarah Murnaghan (center), celebrates the 100th day of her stay in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with her parents Fran and Janet. (Associated Press)

Sarah Murnaghan, 10, has successful lung transplant surgery

The 10-year-old girl at the heart of a national debate over transplant lists that led to a fight on Capitol Hill — and criticism of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius — had successful lung surgery and is recovering well, doctors said Thursday. Published June 13, 2013

** FILE ** Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 20th anniversary of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Monday, April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Bill Clinton urges Obama to act now in Syria

President Obama needs to get in the game and become a greater force in the Syrian conflict and help rebel fighters, former president Bill Clinton said on Wednesday. Published June 13, 2013

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden at age 18: Check out my 'girlish figure'

Edward Snowden, who fled the United States on the heels of releasing sensitive information about National Security Agency surveillance, may now try to present himself as a serious protector of American rights. Published June 13, 2013

** FILE ** This May 30, 2013, file photo shows boxes of Pop-Tarts. A young boy was disciplined by his school for chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun. (Associated Press)

School rules against Md. second-grader suspended for gun-shaped Pop-Tart

The latest in the saga of a second-grader who sparked national headlines when he was suspended from school for nibbling his Pop-Tart pastry into the shape of a gun is more bad news: The child's record cannot now be expunged, administrators said on Wednesday. Published June 13, 2013