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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 ** 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

** FILE ** Joe Torre looks on during a news conference to announce his new position as Major League Baseball's Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, in Scottsdale,  Ariz. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

MLB legend Joe Torre's daughter catches falling baby

Good hands. Cristina Torre, the daughter of Major League Baseball legend Joe Torre — who won the National League All-Star recognition for his skills as catcher — saved a 1-year-old who was plummeting to his death. Published June 20, 2013

** FILE ** The Ratqa oilfield in the northern Kuwaiti desert. (Associated Press)

100 Americans trapped in Kuwait over contract snub

An estimated 100 U.S. citizens are trapped on U.S. military bases in Kuwait, unable to leave the post else face arrest — the victims of a Kuwaiti prime minister's sister-in-law who felt snubbed when a recent contract wrapped without renewal. Published June 19, 2013