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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

** FILE ** This photo from Feb. 11, 2009, shows an owner beginning to write a text message on his cellphone in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

N.J. high court rules police need warrant to track cellphones

The New Jersey Supreme Court decided unanimously on Thursday that police can't track suspects by tapping into their cellphone data without first obtaining a warrant — a ruling that some legal experts say will reverberate across the nation. Published July 19, 2013

Progressives: Free college for everyone; debt is ‘racial issue’

A panel of progressive-minded ideologues speaking at Generation Progress’ 2013 Making Progress Summit earlier this week in Washington, D.C., found common ground on a couple of key facets of federal student loans: First, they’re racist. Published July 19, 2013

** FILE ** "The Howdy Doody Show" with the late Buffalo Bob Smith and Howdy Doody. (Associated Press)

Detroit hits dire straits — may have to sell Howdy Doody

A bankrupt Detroit may have to turn to museum artifacts to make financial ends meet, and financial managers are looking first to hit up the Institute of Arts — and sell off an original Howdy Doody puppet that could fetch half a million dollars at auction. Published July 19, 2013

George Zimmerman leaves Seminole Circuit Court with his family on Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Sanford, Fla., after a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

Zimmerman's handgun held by police on Justice Department orders

George Zimmerman won’t get his gun back any time soon — the Department of Justice has requested a hold on all evidence used in his second-degree murder trial for the death of Trayvon Martin, a law enforcement agent announced late Thursday. Published July 19, 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)

White House may cancel Moscow meeting with Putin: report

The White House, angry over Russia's consideration of temporary asylum for NSA information leaker Edward Snowden, may cancel a planned fall meeting between President Obama and President Vladimir Putin. Published July 19, 2013