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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** Libyans gather Sept. 12, 2012, at the gutted U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack the previous day that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (Associated Press)

500 Marines head to Spain to start new security unit

Five hundred Marines are en route to Spain to establish a new security force tasked with rapid response protection duties for U.S. citizens, government workers and facilities in Africa. Published April 26, 2013

**FILE** Britain Prime Minister David Cameron (center) leaves 10 Downing Street, with unidentified aides, for the House of Commons for the weekly session of Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons in London on April 24, 2013. (Associated Press)

British PM David Cameron: No troops to Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that his nation would not be sending military troops to Syria, despite the surfacing of evidence that shows President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons against rebel fighters. Published April 26, 2013

Ministry for Emergency Situations workers and firefighters work at a site of a fire of a psychiatric hospital Friday morning, April 26, 2013. At least 38 people died in the fire in the psychiatric hospital outside Moscow late Thursday night. (AP Photo/Pavel Sergeyev)

Dozens killed as fire guts mental hospital in Russia

Nearly 40 are believed dead in a Friday fire that blazed through a psychiatric hospital in Russia, killing some patients as they slept and others as they tried desperately to push past the bars on the windows. Published April 26, 2013

A group of San Francisco firemen make their way up a hill after a fire was contained at a multi-unit Pacific Heights building in San Francisco, April 24, 2013. Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts, a newspaper reported.

San Francisco firefighter rakes in $221K in overtime

San Francisco firefighters are raking in enough overtime pay to become millionaires in a few short years. For example, one lieutenant just collected $221,000 in overtime last year — bringing his total yearly salary to $363,000, The Associated Press reported. Published April 25, 2013

**FILE** House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican (Associated Press)

Congress in quiet talks to free selves, staff from 'Obamacare'

High-level, closed-door talks among top politicos from both parties could lead to a deal that exempts lawmakers and their staffers from mandated coverage under President Obama's health care law, sources told one news outlet. Published April 25, 2013

This journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the damaged famed 12th century Umayyad mosque without the minaret, background right corner, which was destroyed by the shelling, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday April 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

U.N. to test Syrian soil samples for sarin

Investigators with the United Nations have agreed to test soil samples from Syria to help determine whether President Bashar Assad has unleashed sarin gas against rebel fighters. Published April 25, 2013

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, arrives to speak with reporters following a Democratic strategy session at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Harry Reid: 'Government is inherently good'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he can't understand why the tea party remains popular, given its similarity to the anarchist movement and its steadfast opposition to the "inherently good" government. Published April 25, 2013