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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

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Christian couple harassed after saying no to gays' marriage request

A Christian husband-wife team in Iowa who turned down a recent request from a gay couple to hold a wedding ceremony at their Gortz Haus Gallery business has now been subjected to harassment, threats and vulgar emails, and is the named target of a state Human Rights Commission complaint. Published August 13, 2013

Oprah talked up as Obamacare saleswoman

Proponents of President Obama's signature healthcare reform see a stellar opportunity to sell Obamacare to the American public with the help of television talk show icon Oprah Winfrey, a longtime friend and political ally of the first family. Published August 13, 2013

**FILE** Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets people after walking over the Londonderry Peace Bridge, during a visit to Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on April 18, 2013. The Dalai Lama walked across the city's iconic Peace Bridge with hundreds of children from across the religious divide. (Associated Press)

Dalai Lama website hacked, infected with viruses

The Dalai Lama's website has been hacked and infected with viruses, including with spyware that could be used to track visitors, a computer security company warned. Published August 13, 2013

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Michigan mayoral race pits gay man vs. gay man

In Michigan, a mayoral race is pitting two openly gay men against each other — one who served as the town of Ferndale's first openly homosexual mayor in 2008 against the present mayor who is said to be the second openly gay leader in the community. Published August 13, 2013

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center, is escorted to the podium by American Bar Association President Laurel Bellows, left, before addressing the group's annual meeting Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in San Francisco. Clinton spoke about maintaining the Voting Rights Act and received a medal from the association. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Hillary Clinton kicking off tour to restore trust in government

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that she will soon tour the nation and deliver a series of speeches to promote more trust in government. She made her remarks at an annual American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco. Published August 13, 2013

This photo provided by Heidi Wigdahl of WBIR-TV shows 7-month old Martin DeShawn McCullough being held by his mom Jaleesa Martin. A judge in eastern Tennessee changed the boy's first name to Martin from "Messiah." Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the name change last week, saying Messiah is a title that has been earned by one person "and that one person is Jesus Christ." (AP Photo/Heidi Wigdahl)

'Messiah' baby name gets backing of Christian family group

The parents who wanted to name their baby boy "Messiah" but were told they couldn't by a Tennessee judge have received some support from a perhaps unexpected camp — a traditional family group with a Christian-based mission. Published August 13, 2013

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democratic candidate for New York City mayor, reacts after sharing a moment with a spectator and her plantains as he takes part in the Dominican Day Parade on New York's Avenue of the Americas on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (Associated Press)

Weiner slip suggests Clinton run for White House

Anthony Weiner acknowledged Monday that his sexting scandals have hurt his wife both personally and professionally — and then he turned around and let slip a statement that could hamper her career once again. Published August 13, 2013

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Oprah Winfrey says 'sorry' for Switzerland bag flap

Oprah Winfrey said she's sorry for the media brouhaha she created by speaking to a television reporter about the perceived racism she felt when a sales associate at an upscale shop in Zurich declined to let her see a pricey handbag. Published August 13, 2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend Friday prayers at a camp near Cairo University in Giza, southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. An international human rights group has warned of a "bloodbath" if Egypt's new leadership uses force to end sit-ins by loyalists of the country's ousted president. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Morsi supporter: I'd give my daughter for the cause

Supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi aren't showing any signs of ceding the battle to reinstate him as leader, with thousands filling the streets of Egypt on Tuesday, pledging to fight until death. Published August 13, 2013

** FILE ** U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin is interviewed in her chambers in New York on Friday, May 17, 2013. Judge Scheindlin is presiding over civil rights challenges to the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York City moms to judge: We need stop-and-frisk policy

New York City moms who live in some of the most crime-ridden, toughest neighborhoods say the judge who ruled that the stop-and-frisk police policy was unconstitutional doesn't know what she's talking about. Published August 13, 2013

** FILE ** In this May 19, 2013, file photo, Egyptian border policemen shout at the closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza strip to protest the abduction of their colleagues in Rafah. Rafah, the main crossing point into the Gaza Strip, was closed by policemen that Friday, barring people from going in or out of the Palestinian territory. (AP Photo/Roger Anis, El Shorouk Newspaper)

Al Qaeda vows: 'Islam is coming' to the U.S

A representative of al Qaeda in the Gaza Strip sent a stark warning to Americans during a Sunday interview on WABC Radio in New York: Get ready for Islam. Published August 13, 2013