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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

Nail care products are displayed at a beauty supply shop in San Francisco on Monday, April 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Store locks in shopper who refuses to provide ZIP code

A woman who was trying to return an item at a beauty care store in California was prevented from leaving — by lock and key — after she refused to provide the cashier with her ZIP code. Published June 24, 2013

** FILE ** Pringles chips. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

New book finds many U.S. foods banned overseas for cancer links

Put down the Mountain Dew and step away from the Pringles. An estimated 80 percent of all packaged foods sold in America are actually so unhealthy and packed with chemical additives that they're banned in much of the world, a new book reveals. Published June 21, 2013

A woman is rescued from the flood waters in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013, after the Highwood River overflowed its banks. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jordan Verlage)

Canadian woes: 'Insane' flooding forces 100,000 from homes

An estimated 100,000 western Canada residents could be sent packing, as heavy flooding and mudslides have wreaked havoc across much of the country and waters aren't expected to start subsiding until Saturday. Published June 21, 2013

A military police fires tear gas at protestors during an anti-government demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Brazil in chaos as 1 million swarm into streets

An estimated 1 million protesters took to the streets of Brazil early Friday, clashing with police and swarming through more than 80 cities in the biggest anti-government demonstration the nation has seen in years. Published June 21, 2013

** FILE ** Protesters opposed to abortion hold placards outside a Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Ireland's top health minister advocates for abortion bill

Ireland's minister of health came out in full support of the nation's hotly contested abortion bill on Thursday, assuring that hospitals would not be allowed to perform the procedure at will, but only to save the lives of at-risk women. Published June 21, 2013

Spain police arrest 8 with al Qaeda links

Spanish police said on Friday that they've arrested eight suspects who are accused of recruiting jihadists to fight with groups linked to al Qaeda in Syria. Published June 21, 2013

** FILE ** Robert Duvall, a cast member in the film "Jayne Mansfield's Car," arrives at the premiere of the film at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Toronto. Duvall is one of the spectators at the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger. Duvall sat in the back of the courtroom Friday, June 21, 2013, at the trial in Boston. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

James 'Whitey' Bulger snags a star: Actor Robert Duvall drops by trial

Truth is stranger the fiction. Academy Award-winning actor and director Robert Duvall — who counts among his film credits "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part II," as the Corleone family's lawyer — stopped by the Boston courtroom on Friday where James "Whitey" Bulger is being tried for racketeering. Published June 21, 2013

Frank Gaffney on Obama nuclear plan: Sheer 'lunatic fringe'

Security think tank analyst Frank Gaffney had harsh words of criticism for President Obama's plan to draw down U.S. nuclear arsenals, calling it "lunatic fringe, leftist stuff" that will jeopardize the safety of the world. Published June 21, 2013