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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** Democratic mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner greets voters after making his concession speech at Connolly's Pub in midtown Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in New York. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio held a clear lead Tuesday night in New York City's mayoral Democratic primary as polls closed, according to early and incomplete voting returns. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)(AP Photo/Jin Lee)

Anthony Weiner exits NYC mayoral race with middle finger to crowd

Talk about going out with a bang. The last image New York City had of former Rep. Anthony Weiner as he drove from his primary election night party — a loser in the mayoral race — was his middle finger, held high in his passenger-side window. Published September 11, 2013

** FILE ** Blood vials await examination for the AIDS virus at Brooklyn's Interfaith Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Nadel)

Porn industry under siege as 4th star tests positive for HIV

A fourth porn-film star who works in the California market has tested positive for HIV, fueling fears and bringing to a standstill an industry that's steadfastly resisted regulations guiding safe-sex practices. Published September 10, 2013

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Anthony Weiner’s pre-election hurrah leads to shout-fest on MSNBC

New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner's last-ditch television attempt to scrounge up support for his flagging bid fell flat Monday evening — and that's probably an understatement. The interview with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell progressed into a shouting match that lasted for minutes, sparked in part by the host's blunt opening question: "What is wrong with you?" Published September 10, 2013

** FILE ** Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority 2013 conference on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sarah Palin sends call-to-arms tweet: ‘Bomb Obamacare’

Sarah Palin sent a brief yet scathing message to Twitter followers in the final hours before President Obama was due to address the nation about military strikes in Syria: Rather than bomb the Middle East country, "bomb Obamacare," she said. Published September 10, 2013

Smoke rises from a neighborhood where about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, are believed to be holding scores of hostages as human shields at the southern port city of Zamboanga, in southern Philippines for the second day, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Christian city in lockdown, as Philippine forces pursue Muslim rebels

Security forces in Zamboanga City, a large predominantly Christian port city in the Philippines, kept the community in lockdown mode on Tuesday while they pursued a Muslim rebel group accused of launching an air-and-sea strike against the region the previous day. Published September 10, 2013

A bomber drops retardant on a wildfire in Mount Diablo State Park on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Contra Costa County, Calif. The blaze forced dozens of residents and animals to evacuate Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco Bay Area fire builds; 100 homes evacuated

California firefighters on Tuesday were trying to contain a wildfire that had grown to about three times in size in the last couple days, threatening about 100 homes in a San Francisco Bay Area. Published September 10, 2013

Peace activists opposed to American intervention in Syria, gather on a street corner at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama too weak to sell America on Syria: poll

If President Obama can’t sell a skeptical America on using military force in Syria, it’s his own fault, a new poll from CNN/ORC released Tuesday suggested. Published September 10, 2013

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama toast during an official dinner hosted by Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes at the National Palace in San Salvador, El Salvador, March 22, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Michelle knows best what Americans should be drinking

First healthy eating, now healthy drinking. First lady Michelle Obama has teamed up with Hollywood star — and potato-chip promoter — Eva Longoria to push Americans to drink more water. Published September 10, 2013