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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

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer walks to a cab after trying to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller in Union Square in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Eliot Spitzer: I'm actually a 'feminist'

New York comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer — who resigned his governor post in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal — says he's really a feminist at heart, and has a long track record of supporting and promoting women's rights. Published July 17, 2013

** FILE ** National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden (center) attends a meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow on Friday, July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch)

Edward Snowden mocked for claiming to be torture-proof

Security experts say National Security Agency information leaker Edward Snowden doesn't know what he's talking about when he claims that no one could force him to reveal what he knows. Not even a torture expert. Published July 17, 2013

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes cover of Rolling Stone magazine

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon terrorist bombings, Dzhohkar Tsarnaev, is pictured on the cover of the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine and profiled inside, with a feature that highlights his UMass Dartmouth attendance. Published July 17, 2013

** FILE ** (Associated Press)

Fisherman manhandles shark onto Nantucket beach

A 24-year-old experienced fisherman from Nantucket said he was casting lines for bluefish, when he noticed one with half of its body missing, the apparent victim of a shark bite. So he did what practically nobody else would do — threw the half-eaten bluefish back in the water to lure the larger predator. Published July 17, 2013

** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during a media conference after a G-8 summit at the Lough Erne golf resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. (Associated Press)

Russia holds largest war games in decades

Russia kicked off its largest national military maneuvers in decades on Tuesday, sending an estimated 160,000 troops and 5,000 tanks into Siberia for an exercise some say was aimed at fending off a future attack from Japanese and U.S. forces. Published July 17, 2013

Blast hits Hezbollah convoy by Syria's border

A senior level member of Hezbollah is believed to have been part of an envoy that was hit by a bomb blast hear the border between Lebanon and Syria. Published July 17, 2013

** FILE ** Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen who was shot and killed in February 2012 while unarmed, is pictured in an undated photo. (Associated Press)

George Zimmerman jurors distance themselves from outspoken B37

Four of the six jurors who found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder charges have distanced themselves from their colleague B37, saying the statements she made on a recent CNN appearance represented her views alone. Published July 17, 2013

** FILE ** First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the kids' "State Dinner" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The event recognizes 54 winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches representing all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Michelle Obama’s lunch menu needs overhaul: federal watchdog

First lady Michelle Obama's signature healthy eating initiative – the plan that's been pushed onto school lunch menus around the nation — is causing too many problems and demands speedy overhaul, a government watchdog agency found. Published July 16, 2013