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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

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

** FILE ** Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican (Associated Press)

Sen. Chuck Grassley: IRS poised to pay $70M in employee bonuses

One senator says the Internal Revenue Service is set to pay $70 million in bonuses for employees, over the objections of a White House mandate for all agencies to cancel discretionary spending — specifically, bonuses — due to looming automatic budget cuts. Published June 19, 2013

** FILE ** Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton (Associated Press)

John Bolton slams Obama-Putin meeting: What a 'predictable' waste of time

ohn R. Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, weighed in on Tuesday morning on the obviously uncomfortable get-together of President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, characterizing the attempt to find common ground on Syria a pure waste of time. Published June 18, 2013

Milwaukie, Ore., resident Coy Toloman holds up one of the new signs going up in her "Glock block." (Credit: KOIN 6 News, Ellen Hansen)

Glock block: Pistol-packing Oregon neighborhood fights crime wave

An Oregon community fed up with rising petty neighborhood crime and dissatisfied with police response has taken matters into their own hands. They’ve organized a citizens’ watchdog group – armed with Glock handguns and ready to protect their property. Published June 18, 2013