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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 ** Workers load a cage containing lions onto a truck in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. Twenty-five lions rescued from what animal welfare advocates say were miserable conditions, mostly in circuses, are bound for a wildlife refuge in Colorado on Wednesday. A law took effect in Bolivia in 2010 prohibiting all animal performances. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Britain bans wild animals from traveling circuses

Traveling circus shows in Britain have gone to the dogs — literally. A new law banning wild animals from traveling with the circus around the country takes effect in 2015, and then only dogs, cats and rabbits will be allowed on board. Published April 17, 2013

One of the blast sites on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is seen in Boston on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, one day after bombings killed three and injured more than 140 people. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) ** FILE **

Watchdogs warn of fake Boston bomb charities

Americans are rushing to donate to victims of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, but watchdog groups say watch out: The dozens of websites that just registered domains related to the attack may be fake charity sites seeking to profit from the tragedy. Published April 17, 2013

** FILE ** A student serves up dessert to classmates during lunch at the People for People Charter School on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Teachers unions scour charter schools for new memberships

Members of the nation's largest teachers unions — the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers — are pushing to organize in charter schools in several cities around the nation. Published April 16, 2013

Democratic strategists are citing President Reagan's speeches and letters to persuade Republicans to agree to a debt-ceiling increase. A conservative media analyst said Reagan was being taken out of context. (Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library)

Puzzled ‘Today Show’ hosts on Reagan’s popularity: He must be a liberal

If Ronald Reagan were alive today, he would be the most loved liberal candidate for White House. That's according to three mainstream media hosts, who tried to make sense of poll numbers that showed three-of-four respondents thought the nation was better off in the 1980s than now. Published April 16, 2013

Then-Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 13, 2012. (Associated Press)

Ex-Sen. Richard Lugar knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Former Sen. Richard Lugar, the six-termer from Indiana who lost his primary fight to tea party favorite Richard Murdouck last May, has picked up a new title: He's been awarded the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, or KBE, his office announced. Published April 16, 2013

** FILE ** The euro symbol sits atop a statue at the European Parliament in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

European lawmakers vote to cap bankers' bonuses

The European Parliament, the elected legislative body of the European Union, voted on Tuesday in favor of a new law that caps bankers' bonuses and implements other financial-sector reforms. Published April 16, 2013