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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

** FILE ** In this Oct. 1, 2012 photo, an American Airlines airplane taxis for take off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

American Airlines, US Airways to merge

Following years of bankruptcy filings and debt consolidations, American Airlines and US Airways are expected to announce a merger Thursday, lowering the total of major carriers in the industry to four. Published February 14, 2013

Photographs by Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times
A crowd estimated at 50,000 takes part in TheCall DC, a Christian rock concert and day of prayer and fasting, Saturday on the National Mall.

Taxpayers pick up Asian hip-hop tour promoted by U.S. State Department

The U.S. State Department is going hip-hop. The department's Bureau of Educations and Cultural Affairs said it's sending the San Francisco-based hip hop group, Audiopharmacy, on a Southeast Asia and Pacific tour, as part the federal agency's American Music Abroad program. Published February 13, 2013

**FILE** Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat (Associated Press)

Democratic lawmaker heralds Obama as the next FDR

A Democratic congresswoman is heralding President Obama as the next New Dealing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in gushing praise on the House floor following the Tuesday-evening State of the Union. Published February 13, 2013

President Obama gestures as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama vows to lead the crackdown on North Korea

President Obama ushered in some tough talk in his Tuesday-evening State of the Union address, pledging the United States would take a leadership role against North Korea's provocative nuclear test. Published February 13, 2013