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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** Former President Jimmy Carter speaks Oct. 22, 2012, in the West Bank city of Ramallah to the media following a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (Associated Press)

Jimmy Carter to John Kerry: Ease sanctions on terror groups

Former President Jimmy Carter has signed on to a petition to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the United States to back off certain sanctions on groups that are deemed terrorist organizations, so that peace workers can go in and work. Published June 20, 2013

** FILE ** Hezbollah supporters fire weapons as they celebrate the fall of the Syrian town of Qusair to forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah fighters, in Bazzalieh village, Lebanon, near the Lebanese-Syrian border, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. (Associated Press)

Saudis set to expel Lebanese who support Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia is poised to send packing any Lebanese citizens who support the militant group Hezbollah, a show of solidarity with rebel fighters in Syria who are battling to oust President Bashar Assad. Published June 20, 2013

** FILE ** Fountains operate in front of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2010. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Dubai plans $7 million theme park to honor Koran

Dubai's director of government projects said that nation was constructing a new theme park to honor the Muslim holy text, the Koran, to be ready for tourists and visitors by September 2014. Published June 20, 2013

Rep. James P. McGovern, Massachusetts Democrat (Associated Press)

House votes to cut $2 billion in food stamp funding from farm bill

The House voted 234-188 against a Democrat amendment to a farm bill that would have kept food stamp spending at its current level — and in so doing, gave the thumbs up to go forward with cuts to the program to the tune of $2 billion in one year. Published June 20, 2013

Deidre Hansen wipes away a tear after pinning the Bronze Star on the chest of her son Joshua Hansen, a former Army sergeant, in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Mr. Hansen's son, Jesse James, 6, reaches up to touch the medal as his daughter, Trinity Rose, 9, puts her arm around her dad. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton)

Utah soldier hit 9 times by IEDs finally gets Bronze Star

It took six years, but a former Utah sergeant who was hit by IEDs nine different times while serving two tours of duty in Iraq and who now suffers permanent brain damage finally was awarded the military's fifth-highest combat medal, the Bronze Star. Published June 20, 2013