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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

In this photo released by Prefeitura do Rio, a member of security holds up a baby to Pope Francis as he rides in his popemobile into central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 22, 2013. The pontiff arrived for a seven-day visit in Brazil, the world's most populous Roman Catholic nation. At right is the Rio Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta. (AP Photo/Raphael Lima, Prefeitura do Rio)

Holy hell: Pope Francis' security team blamed for chaos by Brazilian officials

Let the finger-pointing begin. Security teams for Pope Francis were in turmoil on Tuesday, blaming each other for the lapses that led to a wrong turn down Rio de Janeiro streets, a rush at the pontiff's car and a halt to the procession — safety compromises that don't bear well for the city that's supposed to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Published July 23, 2013

** FILE ** In this April 10, 2013, file-pool photo, first lady Michelle Obama talks to students at Harper High School in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nancy Stone, Pool)

Michelle Obama takes up anti-gun mantra to youth

First lady Michelle Obama — leader of the federal government's healthy eating initiatives — has found a new cause: Next up, gun safety and gun control messages to youth. Published July 23, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev emerges from the boat, a laser from a sniper's rifle illuminating his forehead. (Sgt. Sean Murphy)

Cop who leaked Dzhokhar Tsarnaev photos placed on restricted duty

The Massachusetts State Police photographer who released photographs of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture was placed on desk duty Tuesday while internal affairs investigates his action to see what rules, if any, he broke. Published July 23, 2013

** FILE ** Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on on Sept. 4, 2012. (Associated Press)

Cory Booker's boast: My fame will make me a good senator

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker said he won't be a wallflower if elected senator. Rather, he vows, he will use his New Jersey fame as a catapult for passing legislation that's favorable to state residents and true to his progressive-minded ideology, the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press reported. Published July 23, 2013

** FILE ** MSNBC host Ed Schultz (AP Photo/MSNBC)

MSNBC's Ed Schultz: Teach race relations in every school

MSNBC television host Ed Schultz posed this question at the end of a recent broadcast: Should race relations be a required course in every public school? And his answer: "Now I'm going to vote yes on this," he said. Published July 23, 2013

Ondray T. Harris

Ex-Justice Department official: Agency tainted by 'racial favoritism'

A former director of a unit within the U.S. Department of Justice — the Community Relations Service — said he regularly issued warnings to employees who favored advocacy over law or used their positions to push personal agendas based on perceived biases. Published July 23, 2013

** FILE ** Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Gen. Martin Dempsey: U.S. in Syria would cost $1B a month

Taxpayers would pay about $1 billion a month to send in the military to Syria's ongoing civil conflict, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey told congressional members in a letter released Monday. Published July 23, 2013