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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 ** Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates is seen at a Dairy Queen in Beijing, China, Sept. 30, 2010.  (Associated Press)

Bill Gates: Ctl-Alt-Delete 'was a mistake'

Apparently, money really doesn't buy everything. Even Bill Gates, one of the world's wealthiest, couldn't convince a technology engineer to fix one of the seven greatest mysteries of Computer Geek Land -- the infamous Ctrol+Alt+Delete command. Published September 26, 2013

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Pakistan pulls plug on gay, lesbian, transgender website

The website Queer Pakistan is no longer, as government authorities in the Muslim-dominated nation that's ranked among the worst in the world for gay tolerance issues have pulled the plug on the online resource. Published September 26, 2013

Actor Jim Caviezel portraying Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ." (Associated Press)

Jesus Christ was the original tweeter: Vatican

Twitter's got nothing on Jesus Christ. That was the thrust of a message from one Vatican cardinal who commented that the savior of Christian faithful was really the first and foremost when it came to encapsulating powerful messages in short-form. Published September 26, 2013

Union football players put in service time at the Uintah Basin Rehabilitation and Senior Villa in Roosevelt, Utah, on Sept. 24, 2013. The football coaches at Union High School have taken a stand against poor performance in the classroom and bullying outside the classroom, including disrespect of teachers and students. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

Utah H.S. coach suspends football team — all 80 players

A high school football coach in Utah has taken the unusual step of suspending his entire team, hoping the 80 players might reflect, mature and return to the field with a life lesson in humility, respect and hard work. Published September 26, 2013

"Evil woman steals ball from little girl" (YouTube)

Justice at last: 'Evil woman' outed for grabbing girl's game ball

Talk about a haunting past that follows. An unidentified woman at Houston's Minute Maid Park only now is making a splash on social media and YouTube — but she probably wishes she weren't. A video from a 2011 Astros-Diamondbacks game shows her snatching a baseball from the hands of a little girl as the stadium announcer expresses shock and awe. Published September 26, 2013

The F-16 is one of the Air Force's tactical aircraft. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Air Force's new F-16 drone makes debut in air

The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have sent their first unmanned F-16 jet plane into the air — a drone craft test that promises to change the shape of battlefield missions in years to come. Published September 26, 2013

The seal of DeLand, Fla. (

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