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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

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U.S. soldiers in Iraq were outfitted with the latest in armor and weaponry during operation Saberhammer 3 on the outskirts of Muqdadiyah, Iraq, on Sept. 17.

Parents build tank-sized memorial for fallen vet

When 22-year-old Jonathan Roberge was killed by a suicide bomber while driving his M60-A3 tank in Iraq on Feb. 9, 2009, his parents honored his memory in a unique way. The Leominster, Mass., couple ultimately constructed a park — complete with an actual M60 tank and a bronze statue of Mr. Roberge. Published January 31, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat (Associated Press)

New report: Shadow of sex scandal hovers over Sen. Menendez

Just hours after Sen. Robert Menendez's office issued denials of the New Jersian's dalliances with prostitutes in the Dominican Republican, a new report has surfaced bearing supposed first-hand knowledge of the alleged incidents. Published January 31, 2013

Beitar Jerusalem F.C. soccer coach Eli Cohen, center, poses for the media with new Beitar players Gabriel Kadiev, left, and Zaur Sadayev, right, during a press conference in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The arrival of Zaur Sadayev and Gabriel Kadiev to Beitar Jerusalem's squad comes amid rising tensions. The team's fans chanted anti-Muslim slogans at a recent game and unfurled a sign protesting the Chechens' arrival. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Israeli soccer fans decry new Muslim players

Fans have rebelled, but decision-makers for a popular Israeli soccer club, Beitar Jerusalem, vow to push forward with plans to bring on board two players of Muslim faith. Published January 31, 2013

Schwarzenegger to enviros: Get 'sexy'

Hollywood's Arnold Schwarzenegger pushed environmentalists Thursday to end their "doom and gloom" warnings and instead vamp up their message. Be "sexy," he said, Raw Story reports. Published January 31, 2013

** FILE ** In this Jan. 22, 2013, photo released by the Philippine Coast Guard, coast guard divers approach the USS Guardian, a U.S. Navy minesweeper, to assess the situation after it ran aground last week off Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea, 640 kilometers (400 miles) southwest of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Philippine Coast Guard)

U.N. green machine to fine Navy for reef grounding

It's bad enough the U.S. Navy grounded its minesweeper, the USS Guardian, in the Philippines. It's even worse the $227 million ship will have to be dismantled in order to remove it from the reef. But now, environmentalists with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization want to fine the United States for the ship's damage to the coral reef, a listed World Heritage Site. Published January 31, 2013

**FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

Obamacare glitch could leave thousands uninsured

Glitch may be an understatement, but that's what industry analysts have by and large termed a Wednesday failure of the Internal Revenue Service to properly address an Obamacare funding issue — and now families may be outpriced from health plans. Published January 31, 2013

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China sics hackers on The New York Times

Chinese hackers have the New York Times in their crosshairs, as paper executives report numerous network attacks in recent weeks. The cybersecurity attacks coincide with a New York Times article that exposed a leading politician as wealthy — a public revelation that angered Beijing, according to the Voice of America. Published January 31, 2013

**FILE** Israeli police headquarters is seen in the E-1 construction site near the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem on Dec. 2, 2012. (Associated Press)

U.N. panel finds Israel guilty in settlement dispute

A panel of U.N. investigators led by a French judge found Israel guilty of violating Palestinians' human rights with "creeping annexation" into disputed territories in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Published January 31, 2013

An Egyptian protester throws stones at riot police, not seen, during clashes near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Cleric tells Morsi: Kill the 'thugs'

A radical cleric has encouraged President Mohammed Morsi to "use his powers" to kill the "thugs" and "criminals" who are causing the unrest that has plagued Egypt the past weeks, leading to the death of dozens. Published January 31, 2013

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks in the parliament in Tehran on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran vows to speed uranium program

Defiant Iran Thursday vowed to speed up its uranium enrichment program, and told International Atomic Energy Agency officials it will install thousands more centrifuges at its Natanz plant. Published January 31, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, walk before a government meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service)

Russia condemns reported Israeli air attacks

The intensity level of Middle East affairs ratcheted a degree higher Thursday, as Russian officials expressed concern, almost to the point of condemnation, about reported Israeli air strikes in Syria. Published January 31, 2013

In this photo taken Wednesday June 20, 2012, David Kosmecki, left, talks to Idaho State Police Trooper Justin Klitch in Fruitland, Idaho. Kosmecki was stopped and charged with possession of marijuana after leaving Oregon. As the Evergreen state works out the various complications of its new law, including the fact that marijuana is still illegal under federal law, neighbors of Washington are watching with curiosity, and perhaps some apprehension. Idaho officials already have their hands full with Idahoans obtaining medical marijuana cards out of state. The Gem State borders three medical marijuana states, a reality that has caused medical marijuana arrests to outpace those of traffickers or other users. Although Idaho is a largely conservative state, there are pockets defined by borders and demographics that could create new challenges for law enforcement. (AP Photo/Nigel Duara)

Competition mounts for marijuana consultant job in Washington state

Help wanted: Pot consultant. And dozens of Washington state residents have already applied, according to The Associated Press, in a report that specifies candidates responding to the Wednesday advertisement showed up for interviews wearing everything from flannel to suits to hemp necklaces. Published January 31, 2013