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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

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California gun-confiscation program seen as model for nation

A California law that allows authorities to track down gun owners who lost their legal rights to keep their weapons — and then confiscate those firearms — is being heralded as a model for the nation, according to one media report. Published February 19, 2013

** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad (Associated Press)

Beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad suggests re-election in the cards

Syrian President Bashar Assad sees another term in his future. Despite the deaths of thousands, and an ongoing — at times, escalating — military conflict that has pit Mr. Assad's regime against various rebelling factions, the beleaguered president says he may run for re-election in 2014. Published February 19, 2013

President Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Fifth Third Arena on the University of Cincinnati campus on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Ohio poll worker who admits voting twice for Obama may have voted six times

A Cincinnati poll worker admitted to an Ohio television station earlier this month she voted twice for President Obama in November. But now authorities think she voted more like six times in the election, and they've added her name to a list of 19 they're investigating for voter fraud. Published February 19, 2013

A Chinese policeman stands in front of fellow officers confronting residents who gathered outside the government office in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, to protest the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Meet China's super-secret military hacking unit

Cyberattacks on dozens of U.S. firms have been traced back to a small, nondescript Chinese military unit quietly working in a similarly unimpressive setting — a dull office building just outside Shanghai. Published February 19, 2013

** FILE ** Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds a miniature copy of his country's constitution during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Hugo Chavez sent back to Venezuela to die, report says

Spanish media is saying that cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been sent back to his country to die — not to recover from successful treatment received in Cuba, as previously and widely reported. Published February 19, 2013

** FILE ** Two gay men hold hands during Christopher Street Day celebrations in Weimar, Germany, on July 16, 2011. (AP Photo/dpa, Michael Reichel)

Germany's highest court strengthens gay adoption rights

Germany's highest court ruled Tuesday that one gay member of a couple could adopt his or her partner's stepchild or adopted child — a significant judicial boost to the nation's same-sex adoption law Published February 19, 2013

** FILE ** A school bus arrives to drop off students in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. A strike by New York City school bus drivers that had been threatened for weeks will start Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, affecting 152,000 students, the president of the union representing the drivers announced on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NYC taxpayers tapped for $20M in costs over union strike

New York City taxpayers spent an estimated $20.6 million to get tens of thousands of stranded students to school, during a monthlong strike by the bus workers' union that began Jan. 16 and ended Friday. Published February 18, 2013