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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

Henry Winkler

'The Fonz': I have a dream that America stops shooting illegals

Henry Winkler, best known for his 1970s and '80s portrayal of the character "The Fonz," or "Fonzie," on the sitcom "Happy Days," issued a curious tweet in the hours that followed the March on Washington celebrations in Washington on Wednesday. Published August 29, 2013

** FILE ** A Lebanese army helicopter flies past the USS Ramage as search efforts continued for a downed airliner near Beirut in 2010. The USS Ramage is one of four U.S. Navy destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea waiting for a possible order to launch against Syria. The United States and its allies accuse Syrian President Bashar Assad of allegedly using deadly chemical weapons, possibly including sarin gas, to kill a thousand Syrians. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Britain deploys fighter jets to Cyprus as precaution for Syria

Britain’s military on Thursday sent in fighter jets to Cyprus in what political heads have called a precautionary measure, in case of international intervention in Syria and subsequent retaliation from President Bashar Assad. Published August 29, 2013

** FILE ** Agents of the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives check suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for explosives and give him medical attention after his capture in Watertown,

FBI Hostage Rescue Team moves from Hannah Anderson, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Iraq missions

The FBI has been busy lately. The same civilian special unit that captured Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in April also rescued 16-year-old Hannah Anderson from her California abductor in August — and also rescued 5-year-old Ethan from his Alabama school bus kidnapping and subsequent bunker ordeal in May. Published August 29, 2013

**FILE** USS Harry S. Truman. (U.S. Navy)

U.S., Russia both beef up Persian Gulf presence

The United States announced this week it's sending in an extra aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf area — at the same time Russian authorities say they've dispatched some more military craft to the same region. Published August 29, 2013

Rev. Dr. Bernice King, CEO of The King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, and daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., speaks as members of the King family walk behind at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

MLK family members in bus crash while leaving ‘Dream’ rally

Members of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s family who attended the Wednesday event in Washington, D.C., to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous activist's "I Have a Dream Speech" were involved in a bus crash as they were headed home. Published August 29, 2013