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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

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears on the cover of the Aug. 1, 2013, issue of Rolling Stone magazine. (AP Photo/Wenner Media)

Actor James Woods sets Rolling Stone in Twitter target sights

Hollywood's James Woods took to Twitter to condemn a recent Rolling Stone magazine edition that seemed to glorify terrorism by splashing a rock-star-type photograph of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover. Published July 29, 2013

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass attended by a reported 3 million people on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, July 28, 2013, as he wrapped up his historic trip to his home continent. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Pope Francis: 'Who am I to judge' gays?

Pope Francis said on Monday that he would not issue judgments against homosexual priests — a stance that run counters to his predecessor's more blunt assessment that men with gay tendencies should not have priesthood doors opened for them. Published July 29, 2013

** FILE ** German Chancellor Angela Merkel, June 27, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Tim Brakemeier)

Germany's 'going green' campaign falls flat, as pollution rises

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's much-touted clean air campaign — launched with the fanfare closing of the nation's nuclear plants and a vow to lead European climate change controls – has fallen flat, as a recent report shows pollution levels have actually increased for the second year in a row. Published July 29, 2013

A firefighter walks amongst the the wreckage of a bus and a blood-stained guardrail hours after the bush crashed off a highway near Avellino, southern Italy, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)

Bus in Italy plunges 100 feet, killing 38 people

Emergency responders on Monday were trying to determine what made a bus skid off the side of the road and down a 100-foot ravine in southern Italy, killing 38 and wounding 16. Published July 29, 2013

President Barack Obama gets a high five from a youngster after speaking about the economy, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve, Obama is making a renewed push for policies to expand the middle class, helping people he says are still treading water years after the financial meltdown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tea party T-shirted students turned away from Obama speech

Ten student ticket-holders heading into a University of Central Missouri forum to hear President Obama speak on Wednesday were turned away at the door for what staffers at the event described as security reasons. Published July 26, 2013

U.N. launches pro-gay campaign to world platform

The United Nations' human rights office on Friday launched its first-ever gay outreach campaign, Free & Equal, to pressure nations around the world to enact laws that benefit gays and the transgendered. Published July 26, 2013

Murder suspect says court's 'In God We Trust' sign violates Cherokee beliefs

Just one day after a courthouse in Tennessee erected a sign saying "In God We Trust" — the same motto inscribed on U.S. currency — an Indian defendant charged with attempted murder petitioned for case dismissal, claiming his religion follows the spiritual way known as the "Red Road." Published July 26, 2013

** FILE **  Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn. (Associated Press)

Ex-IMF’s Strauss-Kahn to face pimping charges in France

The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will have to face charges of pimping in a French court, after prosecutors were unable to convince the court to drop the case. Published July 26, 2013