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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** Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Russian entrepreneurs while visiting a SIBUR Holding petrochemical plant in Voronezh, 534 km (334 miles) south of Moscow, on May 23, 2013. (Associated Press/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

Putin's Kremlin uses typewriters to prevent computer leaks

Russia is going Back to the Future by taking an old-timey approach to securing top secret communications at the country’s seat of government power, eschewing technology and computers and turning to the typewriter. Published July 11, 2013

** FILE ** This undated image provided by the ASPCA shows animal behaviorists testing a dog for food aggression by using a fake hand to assess the dog's response in Joplin, Mo. Many pets who end up in rehab are victims of abusive owners who have been arrested for dogfighting, hoarding or puppy mill violations. (AP Photo/ASPCA, Mike Bizelli)

Man who killed puppy with bat wins torture case on appeal

An Iowa man who was accused of animal torture for beating to death his 7-month-old puppy with a baseball bat can go free, an appeals court ruled, angering activists who saw the case as a clear-cut example of intentional cruelty. Published July 11, 2013

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke speaks at the National Bureau of Economic Research on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Cambridge, Mass. (Associated Press)

Ben Bernanke: What's needed is more stimulus

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that what the economy needs is more government stimulus in the form of easy money, or qualitative easing. Published July 11, 2013

** FILE ** Case Vermillion answers a customer's question at a gun shop in Fort Worth, Texas, on in 2008. (Associated Press)

Veteran loses gun rights for 1971 misdemeanor marijuana conviction

An Army veteran who retired after 20 years of service is fighting to win back his Second Amendment rights after learning during a gun permit application process that he can't own one — he's got a decades-old misdemeanor for marijuana. Published July 11, 2013

Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis tightens laws against child abuse at Vatican

Pope Francis on Thursday tightened Catholic Church laws dealing with abuse against children, specifying that crimes against society's youngest and most vulnerable would be outlawed on Vatican grounds, too. Published July 11, 2013

** FILE ** In this July 8, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman sits in the courtroom during his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo /Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)

George Zimmerman tells Florida judge he won't testify

George Zimmerman put to rest weeks of speculation on Wednesday, telling a Florida judge he won't testify in his defense of second-degree murder for the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. Published July 11, 2013

Pentagon: 56,000 troops could lose danger pay

The Pentagon is mulling a plan to cut danger pay for up to 56,000 troops, a money-saving move that will trim about $225 per month from the paychecks of those serving in key strategic military spots around the world. Published July 11, 2013

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist once was a prominent figure in the Republican Party, but he left the GOP and declared himself an independent before aligning with the Democrats. (Associated Press)

Ex-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist: GOP lost 'compassion,' 'common sense' and abandoned me

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the Republican Party to run for a Senate seat in 2010 as an independent — and, failing that, moved to the Democratic Party two years later — has a new book aimed at showing how he didn't jump political ship. It was rather that the Republican Party abandoned him. Published July 10, 2013

** FILE ** Mitt Romney (R) waves to the audience before he speaks at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (C.P.A.C.) held at the Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Mitt Romney emerges from shadows for political fundraiser

Mitt Romney will be the featured speaker at a fundraiser next month in New Hampshire, marking the failed White House candidate's first political revenue-raising event since the 2012 election cycle. Published July 10, 2013