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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

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Florida city fights to keep cross in crest

DeLand, Fla., locals are fighting off an attack from a secular group against their city seal, a 131-year-old symbol that contains a picture of red heart plastered over an image of a ship anchor and a Christian cross. Published September 26, 2013

** FILE ** O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

O.J. Simpson caught stealing cookies in prison cafeteria

O.J. Simpson, the former NFL great who fell from national grace when he was accused of murder and ultimately sent to jail for armed robbery, now faces a new disgrace: Stealing cookies from his Nevada prison cafeteria. Published September 26, 2013

** FILE ** Stacey Rambold stands in a courtroom on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in Billings, Mont., after sentencing by Judge G. Todd Baugh for the rape of Cherice Moralez. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Paul Ruhter)

Montana rapist completes 31-day jail sentence, sent home

A Montana man whose rape conviction generated national attention because it only brought a 31-day jail sentence — and because the judge seemed to cast blame on the 14-year-old victim — has been released. Published September 26, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (right) waves to members of the audience after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative with former President Bill Clinton in New York on Sept. 24, 2013. (Associated Press)

Bill Clinton on Vladimir Putin: He can be trusted

Former President Bill Clinton said during a gathering at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin is trustworthy — that he's never gone back on a promise. Published September 26, 2013

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an interview with state television at the presidency in Tehran on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (Associated Press/Presidency Office, Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam)

Iran seeks 'phased actions' for nuclear talks

The foreign minister in Iran wants to take a more phased-in approach to discussing the nation's nuclear development program and reaching compromise with the international community. Published September 26, 2013

Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio (center) speaks to reporters as City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (second from right) stands next to him during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, on the steps of City Hall in New York. Ms. Quinn endorsed Mr. de Blasio for mayor. He will face Republican nominee Joe Lhota in the Nov. 5 general election. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Flashback: NYC mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio honored despot Mugabe

Thirty-six of 51 New York City Council members shunned a 2002 event honoring Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, expressing concern with the leader's despotic ways and worrying their attendance might be spun as an endorsement of his torturing of political rivals. But not Democrat Bill de Blasio. Published September 25, 2013

** FILE ** Piers Morgan, host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Piers Morgan goes pro-gun? CNN host defends boys booted for toy guns

Internationally known anti-gun CNN television host Piers Morgan actually came out in strong defense of two Virginia teenage boys who were booted from school Tuesday for playing with toy guns in their front yard while waiting for the morning school bus. Published September 25, 2013

Kurt Cobain's childhood home gets 'for sale' sign

Kurt Cobain's childhood home and its furnishings — including the very mattress the now-deceased Nirvana frontman slept on — have been put up for sale, an action timed to take advantage of the 20th anniversary of the band's final studio album, "In Utero." Published September 25, 2013

Indians clean blocked sewerage line to drain out flooded water from a road after heavy rains lashed, in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Massive flooding has forced 15,000 people to evacuate villages in the west Indian state of Gujarat where heavy rains and swollen rivers have inundated cities and closed off roads and railway lines. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

India floods force more than 15,000 to flee

Fifteen thousand people who live in the western region of India have been forced to flee massive floods on Wednesday that have closed off roads and railways and swept away untold numbers of structures. Published September 25, 2013