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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

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

A high-speed train derrails in northwest Spain, killing at least 77 and injuring more than 100

Spain train driver warned to slow down just seconds before crash

The driver of the train that flew off the tracks in the northwest region of Spain earlier this week was arrested late Thursday evening, authorities confirming he was warned to slow just seconds before the crash that killed 78 and injured dozens. Published July 26, 2013

** FILE ** In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, center, waves to his supporters, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Hezbollah to EU: Label Israel's IDF a terror group

Just two days after the European Union voted to label the military wing of Hezbollah as a terror organization, the leader of the Shiite group asked the EU — why isn't Israel's military classified similarly? Published July 26, 2013

Pope Francis tells youth: Be rebellious and 'mess' with dioceses

Go ahead — be a rebel. That was the latest message of Pope Francis to Catholic youth, rendered during his visit to Brazil for the church-backed World Youth Day event that gathers thousands of faithful from around the world. Published July 26, 2013

** FILE ** Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (The Washington Times)

Eliot Spitzer's wife, Silda, to divorce him after election: report

Silda Spitzer, the wife of Eliot Spitzer — whose political career was tainted by a prostitution scandal but who now seeks a career comeback as New York City comptroller — is going to file for divorce as soon as the election ends, friends quietly tell The New York Post. Published July 26, 2013

National Park Service employees use cleaning supplies in an effort to remove green paint that was used to vandalize the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, DC., Friday, July 26, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Lincoln Memorial vandalized with green paint

U.S. Park Police say green paint was thrown on portions of the Lincoln Memorial in downtown Washington, D.C., either late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Published July 26, 2013

** FILE ** Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md, Thursday, July 25, 2013. Pfc. Manning is charged with indirectly aiding the enemy by sending troves of classified material to WikiLeaks. He faces up to life in prison. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning 'not a naive soldier,' prosecution says

U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, on trial and facing court-martial for his role in releasing sensitive military and intelligence documents to WikiLeaks, is hardly a naive soldier who simply stumbled into his legal quagmire, prosecuting attorneys says Thursday. Published July 26, 2013

** FILE ** In this Wednesday, July 10, 2013, photo, supporters of ousted Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi hold posters of him as they protest during the Islamic month of Ramadan, in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Egypt's Mohammed Morsi ordered held over Hamas ties

Ousted President Mohammed Morsi has been arrested and detained for the last 15 days for allegedly contacting Hamas to help with his 2011 jail break, Egypt's state-run media reported Friday. Published July 26, 2013