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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

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a seminar on "Women Decision-Makers in the Global Economy" at the Clinton Global Initiative on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Hillary Clinton film is scrubbed as sources go mum

You can scrap the CNN documentary on Hillary Rodham Clinton: Nobody — absolutely nobody — would agree to speak on record about the former secretary of state and potential 2016 White House candidate, the film director said. Published September 30, 2013

In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, photo, Delta Air Lines passengers line up to check luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta.  Delta customers now have the option to purchase an upgrade that includes a second bag to check, amongst other perks. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Airlines’ newest fees pay for legroom, better food

Want more legroom? Better flight food? Thanks to new airline policies going into effect this week, even coach fliers can now obtain these first-class luxuries — for a price. Published September 30, 2013

** FILE ** Amanda Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are pictured in November 2007 outside the rented house in Perugia, Italy, where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

Amanda Knox’s second murder trial kicks off in Italy — without her

Amanda Knox is in Washington state, but an appeals court in Italy kicked off its second appeals trial in her absence, accusing her once again of assisting in the murder of her British roommate when she attended school in the university town of Perugia. Published September 30, 2013

** FILE ** North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, John D. Simmons)

Justice Dept. to sue North Carolina over GOP-backed voting rules

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Monday the Justice Department is suing North Carolina over its new voting law, the latest effort by the Obama administration to intervene on behalf of minority voters after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. Published September 30, 2013

** FILE ** Associated Press

New York DMV workers charged in cheating scandal

Eleven workers in several New York Department of Motor Vehicles’ branches were charged with helping commercial driver license applicants cheat on their tests. Published September 27, 2013

**FILE** Education Secretary Arne Duncan is interviewed by the Associated Press in Washington on Jan. 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House to colleges: Forget Supreme Court — use race

The Obama administration pretty much told colleges and universities around the nation on Friday to ignore the Supreme Court – that affirmative action should be used whenever and wherever possible to determine which applicants are accepted for enrollment. Published September 27, 2013

This Jypsiere shoulder bag in orange by Hermes sells for $8,650. (Screen grab from

Customs agents seize 16K fake Hermes purses at California border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in California seized more than 16,000 counterfeit designer Hermes purses — a significant find, given the same number of genuine handbags sold legitimately in stores would have gone for a collective $210 million. Published September 27, 2013

A young man walks in front of a row of abandoned houses in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Four of President Barack Obama's top advisers will converge on Detroit Friday to meet privately with state and local leaders about ways the federal government can help the bankrupt city short of a bailout. The White House said Thursday that top economic adviser Gene Sperling will join U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan in the closed meeting. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit worker grouses on tax-paid grant: 'Bailout would have been better'

The Obama administration on Friday stepped forward and announced millions in grant dollars to give to financially failing Detroit — but even that taxpayer dole-out may not prove acceptable to some of the city's workers, who instead wanted a full-scale bailout. Published September 27, 2013