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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 May 19, 2013, file photo, Egyptian border policemen shout at the closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza strip to protest the abduction of their colleagues in Rafah. Rafah, the main crossing point into the Gaza Strip, was closed by policemen that Friday, barring people from going in or out of the Palestinian territory. (AP Photo/Roger Anis, El Shorouk Newspaper)

Egypt sends dozens of tanks into Sinai after abduction

President Mohammed Morsi sent dozens of armored vehicles into Sinai on Monday, in response to a video released over the weekend in which seven Egyptians kidnapped by militants begged for their freedom. Published May 20, 2013

** FILE ** In this May 11, 2011, file photo, attendees chat at the Google IO Developers Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Teen invents 20-second cell phone charger

A California teenager has invented a device that fully charges a cell phone in 20 seconds flat, and leading technology firms, including Google, are turning interested eyes her way. Published May 20, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev poses for a photo after graduating from Cambridge (Mass.) Rindge and Latin High School in this undated photo. (AP Photo/Robin Young)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's nurses admit it’s hard not to call him 'hon'

Nurses treating Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say their natural inclination toward compassion makes it difficult to see the 19-year-old as a possible terrorist. And they have to make concerted effort — and buddy-system pacts — to keep from referring to him with terms of endearment such as "hon." Published May 20, 2013

Pope Francis greets the faithful in St. Peter Square at the Vatican, after celebrating a Pentecost Mass, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Jesus can't turn other cheek to gossip, Pope Francis warns

Pope Francis in remarks at the chapel of St. Martha's House said gossip is a sin, a slap in the face of Jesus, and those who claim to be followers of the faith should stop being "nosy" and mind their own business. Published May 20, 2013

** FILE ** The new Willis Avenue Bridge passes under the Brooklyn Bridge as it is brought up the East River on a barge in New York on Monday. The bridge is replacing the existing 109-year-old span that connects Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. (Associated Press)

NYC bus company's 'ghetto' tours angers locals

A bus company that bills one of its tours as a real-life ride through an actual inner-city ghetto has been packing the seats, as tourists from Europe and Australia have flocked for the up-close-and-personal glimpse into one of America's crime-ridden areas. Published May 20, 2013

** FILE ** This Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, file photo shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, seen, during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, unseen, at the presidency in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Syria's Bashar Assad: I'm not stepping down

Syria's President Bashar Assad emerged from the shadows to announce in a publicly televised interview that he's not stepping down, and he's not caving to "terrorists" who were tearing apart his country. Published May 20, 2013

**FILE** Yale University president Richard Levin (right) leads a procession May 21, 2012, during Yale's commencement exercises in New Haven, Conn. (Associated Press)

Feds fine Yale $165K for unreported sex crimes

The federal Clery Act requires colleges to report campus crime statistics in a timely manner, and accompany those statistics with pertinent safety advisements — but apparently Yale didn't get the memo. The Ivy League school's been fined $165,000 for failing to report its local crime numbers. Published May 17, 2013