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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

Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Mr. Jackson was to appear in federal court to answer criminal charges that he engaged in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Jesse Jackson Jr. tells court: 'I am guilty'

Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to a conspiracy charge involving more than $750,000 in campaign funds at a dramatic hearing before a federal judge. Published February 20, 2013

Nathaniel Donaker, 4, eats Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal at his home in Palo Alto, Calif., on Thursday. Commercials promoting sugary breakfast cereals could be put on a strict diet under government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children. Under a proposal announced Thursday by several government agencies, companies would be urged to only market foods to children ages 2 through 17 if they are low in fats, sugars and sodium and contain specified healthy ingredients. (Associated Press)

Kellogg warns of glass in Special K Red Berries boxes

Kellogg Co. said cereal consumers should check their boxes of Special K Red Berries for an unwelcome addition: Glass. "Please check any packages you have in your home," Kellogg advised, according to a report by United Press International. Published February 20, 2013

** FILE ** Part of a cache of seized weapons is displayed Jan. 25, 2011, at a news conference in Phoenix. The ATF received fire over a Phoenix-based gun-trafficking investigation called "Fast and Furious," in which agents allowed hundreds of guns into the hands of straw purchasers in hopes of making a bigger case. Two of those weapons were found in December at the fatal shooting of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. (Associated Press)

Columbine survivor to Obama: Start gun talks with Fast and Furious

A survivor of the Columbine High School shootings has penned a letter to President Obama in opposition to a federal crackdown on guns, arguing that those responsible for the botched Fast and Furious gun-running operation should be the most scrutinized. Published February 20, 2013

Adam Lanza poses for an undated group photo of the Technology Club that appeared in the Newtown (Conn.) High School yearbook. (AP Photo)

Adam Lanza diagnosed with sensory disorder at age 6

Adam Lanza, the Newtown, Conn., teenager who shot and killed 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students and six staffers — and then himself — in December, was diagnosed with a medical condition at age 6 that made it unbearable for him to be touched. Published February 20, 2013

Workers of tire manufacturer Goodyear demonstrate in front of the company's offices in Reuil Malmaison, France, outside Paris, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. The U.S. tire manufacturer confirmed in January that it will close a plant near the northern French city of Amiens; the shutdown will force the layoff of 1,173 workers. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

U.S. CEO to France: Keep your 'so-called workers'

France's work ethic has taken front and center as the chief executive of a U.S. tire maker issued a scathing letter denouncing the country's policy of trading high wages for little work, that has subsequently been published around the world. Published February 20, 2013

Heinz deal under FBI, SEC fire for insider trading suspicions

First the SEC, now the FBI. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway fund, which bought Heinz last week for $23 billion, is under a cloud of investigation for suspicious trade deals that were tracked in the lead-up to the purchase. Published February 20, 2013