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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 ** Egyptians security forces escort an Islamist supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood out of the al-Fatah mosque, after hundreds of Islamist protesters barricaded themselves inside the mosque overnight, following a day of fierce street battles that left scores of people dead, near Ramses Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

Egypt's judges call for Muslim Brotherhood to be disbanded

A panel of judges in Egypt suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood be stripped of its non-governmental organization status, a move that would officially dissolve the group, at least in the eyes of the military-backed leadership. Published September 3, 2013

Manhattan Federal Court Building. (Flickr)

‘N-word’ on trial: Federal jury says it’s not a term of endearment

A federal jury ruled that saying the "N-word" in the workplace — no matter the ethnicity of the person who uses it — is hostile and discriminatory, and not a term of endearment. The ruling clarifies what some have called a confusing double standard for years — that blacks can say the N-word with impunity, but if other races do, it's blatant discrimination. Published September 3, 2013


Obama poised to pressure President Putin on gay rights at G-20

President Obama is setting out to the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg this week to discuss more than Syria or Egypt. At the pressing of human rights activists, he is expected to take up the issue of gay rights, in what is sure to prove a tension-tightening moment with President Vladimir Putin. Published September 3, 2013

Janeane Garofalo

Comedy film 'The Muslims Are Coming!' tackles Islamophobia — and trashes conservatives

Comedians and film co-directors Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah are taking on one of present-day politics' most sensitive subjects head-on, hoping laughter really can overcome all — including Islamophobia. But then they take potshots at key conservatives and Fox News, characterizing those with dissenting views of radical Islam as ignorant. Published September 3, 2013

** FILE ** In this Friday, July 13, 2012, file photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds a joint news conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, unseen, at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's state news agency said Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, the country's top prosecutor has referred ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to trial on charges of inciting the killing of opponents protesting outside his palace while he was in office. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi to face trial for inciting violence

A top prosecutor referred ousted President Mohammed Morsi to face a court trial for inciting violence and standing idly by as his government forces killed protesters outside his office while he sat as Egypt's president. Published September 2, 2013

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Christian bakers who refused cake order for gay wedding forced to close shop

A husband-and-wife bakery shop team in Oregon were forced to close their shop doors and move to cheaper digs — their home — after gay-rights activists hounded them and drove away contract business because they refused for Christian reasons to bake for a same-sex wedding. Published September 2, 2013

Members of the "Duck Dynasty" clan include (from left) Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson. (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

'Duck Dynasty' star Uncle Si dishes on faith in Christ in new book

Uncle Si, as Silas Merritt Robertson is known to "Duck Dynasty" watchers, has a new book coming out Tuesday, and it promises more of the same of what makes the A&E hit one of the most-watched reality shows in television history: family-friendly tales that highlight the power and grace of Jesus Christ. Published September 2, 2013

** FILE ** A World AIDS Day ribbon is seen on the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Appeals court rules White House visitor logs can stay private

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Secret Service does not have to release visitor logs for President Obama and top White House advisers and that the Freedom of Information Act does not cover these documents. Published September 2, 2013

Chinese student gypped $4,420 for $300 Chicago taxi ride

Police in Chicago are trying to identify and bring to justice the cab driver who allegedly ripped off thousands of dollars from a student from China who was trying to travel from O’Hare International Airport to his University of Illinois campus. Published September 2, 2013