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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** The barrels of AR-15 rifles are pictured at Stag Arms in New Britain, Conn., on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Facebook shuts down site of gun shop giving away AR-15

The Facebook fan page for Pittsburgh Tactical Firearm, the owner of which has been running a giveaway contest for an AR-15, has been inexplicably closed — along with a second page that the owner started as a replacement for the first. Published April 22, 2013

** FILE ** A U.S. Border Patrol agent checks the border with Mexico near the Lukeville port of entry in Arizona in 2009. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument lies on both sides of the small border town of Lukeville. An organ pipe cactus can be seen on the Mexican side of the border. (Lindsay A. Miller)

5 dead, 13 hurt in border chase in Arizona

A sport utility vehicle carrying at least 18 people crashed and killed five after the driver tried to flee from Border Patrol agents in Arizona on Monday. Published April 22, 2013

** FILE ** In this March 30, 2010, photo reviewed by the U.S. military, a U.S. trooper stands in the turret of a vehicle with a machine gun, left, as a guard looks out from a tower at the detention facility on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Gitmo hunger strike spreads to half of inmates

More than half of the inmates at Guantanamo Bay have joined in a hunger strike, military spokesmen said. By number, that means 84 of 166 are now refusing food, The Guardian reported. Published April 22, 2013

King Abdullah II of Jordan (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Jordan, Israel partner to monitor Syria by drones

Jordan has signed off on a plan for Israel to fly military drones of its airspace to Syria in order to keep abreast of the civil war and whether government forces use chemical weapons. Published April 22, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama arrives to participate in a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 17, 2013, about measures to reduce gun violence. With Obama is former Rep. Gabby Giffords (left) and Mark Barden, the father of Newtown shooting victim Daniel. (Associated Press)

Maureen Dowd to Obama: Learn 'how to govern'

Left-leaning New York Times' columnist Maureen Dowd has jumped ideological camp and ripped into President Obama, calling him out for what she characterizes as leadership failures in the gun control debate. Published April 22, 2013

** FILE ** Agents of the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives check suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for explosives and give him medical attention after his capture in Watertown,

Petition to Obama: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is 'wrongfully accused'

An activist posting on the online petition platform Change.org has obtained more than 2,000 signatures on a letter to President Obama to give "wrongfully accused" Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a fair trial Published April 22, 2013

** FILE ** Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, 2nd left, Prince Charles, left, and Prince William, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in central London, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, to conclude the four-day Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Fitch ratings strips Britain of top AAA score

Fitch Ratings agency downgraded Britain's rating on Friday from triple-A to AA+, a recognition of the nation's weak economic future and growing debt. Published April 19, 2013