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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 ** Israeli soldiers are seen in a staging area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, in southern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. (Associated Press)

Israel drafts first transgender female soldier

For the first time in the nation's history, Israel has drafted a transgender female soldier — a teenager who is currently undergoing sex change surgery to be a girl. Published August 15, 2013

** FILE ** Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy, right, a tactical photographer, and his son Connor Patrick Murphy, arrive at State Police Headquarters for his hearing to determine his duty status after he released images of the arrest of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in Framingham, Mass., Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald)

Sgt. Sean Murphy returns to patrol after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev photo flap

Sgt. Sean Murphy, the Massachusetts state trooper who leaked photographs of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's real look during his capture and arrest — not the rock-star image portrayed by Rolling Stone magazine — is back on the job, a spokesman for the department said Thursday. Published August 15, 2013

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks Jan. 1, 2010, during a news conference in Honolulu. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin mulled as 2016 GOP moderators

Republican insiders say the next presidential campaign season may see some star firepower from the hard-core conservative crowd, via debates moderated by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity. Published August 15, 2013

George Zimmerman leaves Seminole Circuit Court with his family on Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Sanford, Fla., after a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

Trayvon activists: Zimmerman 'consumed by white supremacy'

A group of about 100 black activists in Florida who say they seek justice for slain teen Trayvon Martin paint his shooter as a racist who casts aside his Hispanic ethnicity and embraces a white supremacist attitude. Published August 15, 2013

Detroit emergency manager: Sorry for calling you all 'dumb, lazy'

Kevyn Orr, the former Washington, D.C.-based attorney who's been tasked with overseeing the financial restructuring of bankrupt Detroit, was forced to issue a mea culpa to city residents on Wednesday: Sorry for calling you all stupid and lazy, he said. Published August 15, 2013

**FILE** Keith Olbermann poses May 3, 2007, at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. (Associated Press)

Keith Olbermann on Al Gore: He's a 'clod'

A progressive tiff that's hit the media circuit is pitting Keith Olbermann against his former Current TV boss, Al Gore, with the fired broadcaster issuing a scathing assessment of the former vice-president's political prowess: He's "a clod." Published August 15, 2013

Murray Richards with Jackie, a Jack Russell mix, who was accused of biting a jogger. (credit: The Mercury of Australia)

Dog ID'd in pooch lineup as biter dodges prosecution

The jig's up, Jack -- Jack Russell, that is. At least, that was very nearly the fate of an ex-policeman's dog, a 5-year-old Jack Russell cross breed that was accused of biting a jogger's leg and subsequently identified as the perpetrator in a photograph lineup of suspicious-looking pooches, Published August 15, 2013

** FILE ** James Lee DiMaggio (left), 40, and Hannah Anderson, 16, are pictured in a combination of undated file photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department. (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department)

James DiMaggio 'tortured and killed' mother, boy, affidavits show

Court documents detailing the kidnapping of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson revealed some grisly details about the ordeal that indicated abductor James Lee DiMaggio actually tortured the girl's mother and younger brother before killing them. Published August 15, 2013

Buzz kill: Excessive drinking costs U.S. $223 billion a year

A new government study finds that excessive drinking of alcohol is costing the United States upwards of $223 billion each year in health care costs, dwindling job productivity, crime and premature deaths — and no where else in the nation is it worse than in the District of Columbia. Published August 15, 2013

A generic photo of a UPS cargo plane.

Two UPS pilots die in dawn Alabama airport crash

A UPS plane crashed during its approach at a Birmingham, Ala., airport early Wednesday morning, killing both pilots aboard, Federal Aviation Administration authorities said. Published August 14, 2013

This photo released by the Salt Lake County Jail shows Kendra McKenzie Gill, who was arrested with three others on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, after allegedly throwing homemade bombs from her car. Gill was recently crowned Miss Riverton, Utah. (AP Photo/Salt Lake County Jail)

Utah beauty bombing suspect turns in crown

A Utah beauty pageant winner who faced criminal charges for throwing homemade bottle bombs outside her car window as she drove around town with friends turned in her crown on Tuesday. Published August 14, 2013