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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

Powerball winner Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, left, leaves the lottery office escorted by her son, Scott Mackenzie, after claiming a single lump-sum payment of about $370.9 million before taxes on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. Officials say she is the largest sole lottery winner in U.S. history. She did not speak to reporters outside lottery headquarters, leaving in a silver Ford Focus with family members. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Kind gesture gives widow, 84, her $590M Powerball win

Talk about being nice. When 84-year-old widow Gloria MacKenzie lined up to play her Quick Pick in last month's mega-million Powerball lottery, the person in front of her let her cut. That decision turned out to be life-changing. Ms. MacKenzie turned out to be the winner of the $590 million pot. Published June 6, 2013

Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., asks a question during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing of organizations that say they were unfairly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service while seeking tax-exempt status, in Washington, on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

IRS can’t find $4M in conference receipts: Report

The Internal Revenue Service can't find the receipts from a $4 million agency conference in 2010 — meaning, it can't provide the same documentation for business-related travel it requires Americans to include on tax filings. Published June 5, 2013

** FILE ** This May 20, 2013, photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Strike Force shows some of the marijuana plants the agency says were grown by a woman from a wealthy New York suburb in a warehouse in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/DEA Strike Force)

Upscale N.Y. mother of 2 busted for $3M pot business with 3,000 plants

A suburban New York City mother of two who's active in the equestrian community was arrested and charged with cultivating an estimated 3,000 marijuana plants valued at about $3 million — a near-real-life tale of Showtime's dark comedy-drama "Weeds." Published June 5, 2013

A man stands in a London street after allegedly screaming, 'Allahu Akbar,' and killing a man in broad daylight. (ITV news screenshot)

Muslim students make video: U.K. soldier Lee Rigby's killing a hoax

The grisly street killing of British soldier Lee Rigby that was captured on video — and contained graphic images of one knife-wielding suspect with bloodied hands — was a hoax perpetrated by the government, a Muslim student group said. Published June 5, 2013