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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

People inspect the aftermath of a car bomb attack in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. A wave of car bombings targeting those celebrating the end of Ramadan across Iraq killed scores of people Saturday, a bloody reminder of the inability of Iraqi authorities to stop violence threatening to spiral out of control. (AP Photo)

State Department denounces ‘enemies of Islam’ for car bombings in Iraq

The State Department issued stark condemnation to the parties responsible for killing almost 80 Shiites in Baghdad in weekend bombings that coincided with the end of the Muslim holy period of Ramadan: These attacks were conducted by “enemies of Islam," a spokeswoman said. Published August 12, 2013

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

Anthony Weiner documentary could be in the works

Anthony Weiner, the beleaguered sexting scandal-plagued New York City mayoral candidate, may be trying to boost his poll numbers with a new documentary about his campaign. Published August 12, 2013

**FILE** Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks Aug. 8, 2013, in Phoenix regarding the detention officer who was shot earlier that day. Jorge Vargas, 27, was shot to death in his driveway while preparing to leave for work. Arpaio also announced that his deputies would be carrying new AR-15 rifles both on and off duty beginning today. Arpaio issued 400 rifles to his deputies with money seized during drug raids. (Associated Press)

Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio arms deputies with AR−15s

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said his department was buying 400 AR−15 assault rifles so his officers have the firepower they needed to "fight back" against criminals, hours after an officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was gunned down in his driveway. Published August 12, 2013

**FILE** Manuel Ibanez, 84, sells ceramic turtles and crucifixes at the Otay border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, on July 17, 2008. (Associated Press)

Officials: Mexicans using asylum 'keywords' to cross U.S. border

So many Mexicans at the Otay crossing near San Diego have entered the United States in recent days by using "keywords and phrases" — specifically, "credible fear" of repercussions from drug lords — that the border processing center shut down, officials said. Published August 12, 2013

**FILE** Former Rep. Allen B. West (Associated Press)

Allen West on white boy’s bus beating: Where’s Jesse Jackson?

Former Florida Rep. Allen West had harsh words of criticism for nationally known civil rights activists like Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who have remained silent on a video showing black teens beating a white boy, 13, on a school bus: “Ya’ll just make me sick.” Published August 9, 2013

** FILE ** This courtroom sketch signed by artist Jane Flavell Collins shows defendants Dias Kadyrbayev, left, and Azamat Tazhayakov appearing in front of Federal Magistrate Marianne Bowler at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

Two Tsarnaev friends indicted in Boston bombing case

Two college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were indicted on Thursday in Boston on conspiracy to obstruct justice and for allegedly obstructing justice to slow the terrorist investigation. Published August 9, 2013