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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

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

** FILE ** "The Price is Right" is hosted by Drew Carey. (Associated Press)

U.S. Postal worker busted on TV game show for disability pay scam

A North Carolina woman who had to quit her U.S. Postal Service job and go on disability because she couldn't life mail bags was outed on national television as a fraudster, after pulling hard on The Price is Right wheel — twice — without any difficulty. Published June 5, 2013

** FILE ** Sam LaHood (left) looks on as his father, Ray LaHood, is sworn in as secretary of transportation in January 2009. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Transportation)

Ex-Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s son sentenced to 5 years in Egyptian jail

He's long since left the country, but if former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's son Sam ever heads back to Egypt, he might need a get-out-of-jail card. An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced him — along with 15 other Americans — to prison time for using foreign funds to stir up unrest in the nation. Published June 4, 2013

A man walks past a mannequin displaying lingerie at a mall in Mumbai on Friday, May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

India's anti-rape plan: Ban mannequins wearing lingerie

One municipality in India thinks it may have the solution to rising rape statistics in the nation: Don't let the mannequins wear lingerie. And the proposal comes just as another woman — a 30-year-old American tourist — was gang-raped in a resort town Tuesday. Published June 4, 2013

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Terror suspect in Canada pushes for trial by Koran law

A man charged with plotting an attack on a train line in Canada is trying to find an attorney who can successfully convince the judge to try his case based on the Koran, not secular court law. Published June 4, 2013

Former Navy SEAL Chris Beck chronicles the transformation to a woman, Kristin Beck, in her new book "Warrior Princess."

'Warrior Princess': Transgender Navy SEAL chronicles change to a woman in book

A former member of the Navy's elite SEAL unit who served 20 years on the same team that took out Osama bin Laden has written a book detailing his progression from Chris the warrior to Kristin the warrior princess — a story of a stifled transgendered commando who found the road to inner peace. Published June 4, 2013