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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

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

In this photo taken late Tuesday, June 18, 2013, a traffic jam forms on a highway blocked because of a fire at a military depot near Chapaevsk in the Samara region of southern Russia. (AP Photo/Anatoly Bazhukov)

6,000 flee as explosions rock Russian military depot

At least 6,000 people were evacuated from a village in southern Russia on Wednesday after a nearby military depot exploded in flames, sending fireballs high into the sky and injuring at least 30. Published June 19, 2013