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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

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

** FILE ** Mitt Romney (R) waves to the audience before he speaks at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference held at the Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Mitt Romney heads to Virginia for private fundraiser for Ken Cuccinelli

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s Virginia gubernatorial campaign will see some star power on Wednesday, as former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is set to come out of the shadows and headline a private fundraising event for the candidate. Published September 25, 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)

Israel mocks Iran’s new president with fake LinkedIn page

Israel wasn’t impressed with the so-called charm offensive launched by Iran’s newest president at the U.N. General Assembly conference this week, preparing for the historic New York meeting with a solid social media mocking that took pot shots at Hassan Rouhani. Published September 25, 2013

** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses a high-level meeting on the Realization of the Millennium Development Goals and Other Internationally Agreed Development Goals for Persons with Disabilities, as part of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Justin Lane, Pool)

John Kerry to spend $10M fighting gender violence

Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Monday a new taxpayer initiative to spend $10 million to fight what he termed as gender-based violence around the world. Published September 24, 2013

** FILE ** Rep. Nancy Pelosi's views on abortion have brought criticism from the Catholic Church. (The Washington Times)

No communion for Nancy Pelosi: Vatican court head

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has no Catholic right to be granted Communion, said the leading cardinal of the highest court at the Vatican.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has no Catholic right to be granted Communion, said the leading cardinal of the highest court at the Vatican. Published September 24, 2013

Buckingham Palace is the London home of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Help wanted: Clock winder for Buckingham Palace

Help wanted: someone to come wind up all the clocks at Buckingham Palace. But before scoffing and mocking, know this: The queen maintains about 1,000 clocks at her residence. Published September 24, 2013

Former Vice President Dick Cheney wears a hat and sunglasses at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Dick Cheney blames hunting-contest loss on faulty gun

Former Vice President Dick Cheney — who once accidentally shot a fellow hunter and campaign contributor during a 2006 quail quest in South Texas — had a new weapon-related mishap Tuesday. Published September 24, 2013

** FILE ** A pit bull terrier (Associated Press)

California boy, 2, dies from mauling by pit bulls

A 2-year-old Colton, Calif., boy died from injuries suffered in a horrific home attack by as many as five dogs, all believed to be pit bull mixed breeds, police said Tuesday. Published September 24, 2013

** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, file photo, Hostess Brands Wonder breads are displayed at a grocery store in Santa Clara, Calif. Flowers Foods Inc., which bought Wonder from the now-defunct Hostess Brands, says the bread started returning to supermarket shelves Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Wonder Bread returns to store shelves

Wonder where the Wonder Bread’s been? The iconic white bread made a return to store shelves on Monday, following a weeks-long hiatus due to the sale of the company that used to make it, Hostess. Published September 24, 2013