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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 Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, and newly named President Xi Jinping clap during a plenary session of the National People's Congress held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, in China, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

China's leader Xi Jinping secures president title, too

China leader Xi Jinping has been given the new title of president, a largely ceremonial role change that came by way of a 2,952-to-1 vote from the Beijing's Great Hall of the People Delegates on Thursday. Published March 14, 2013

Hamas vows amnesty, money for Palestinians who admit spying

Terrorist organization Hamas has a list of Palestinians who are spying for Israel, but will grant amnesty — and even give rewards — to those who turn themselves in, the group's interior minister said. Published March 14, 2013

**FILE** Rebels from al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra wave their brigade flag on Jan. 11, 2013, as they step on the top of a Syrian air force helicopter at a Taftanaz air base in Idlib province in northern Syria that was captured by the rebels. (Associated Press/Edlib News Network)

House Republicans to hold hearing on White House's Syria policy

Scrutiny of the Obama administration's Syria policy mounted on Capitol Hill Thursday, with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs announcing that it will convene a hearing next week to examine Washington's response to the 2-year-old civil war in the Middle East nation. Published March 14, 2013

**FILE** Jimi Hendrix performs in 1970 on the Isle of Wight in England. (Associated Press)

Jimi Hendrix takes No. 2 on Billboard with new album

Even dead, guitarist Jimi Hendrix rocks the music charts. His final studio album, "People, Hell & Angels," was just released last week and has already hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. That's the highest the guitarist has hit on this list since 1969, just months before he died. Published March 14, 2013

** FILE ** Passengers fill the terminal after a security breach shut down Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. Authorities were searching for a man who walked through a screening checkpoint exit into the secure side of a terminal Sunday night. Flights were grounded and passengers were rescreened, an air safety official said. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

TSA says it missed bomb because it's 'hard to spot'

Transportation Security Administration officials responded to Newark inspectors' failure to find bombs planted on security testers this way: We tried, but it's really hard. Published March 14, 2013

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis waves the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on March 13, 2013. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who chose the name of Pope Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (Associated Press/L'Osservatore Romano)

China to new pope: Welcome, but stay away from Taiwan

China welcomed aboard Pope Francis 1, the former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, with a formal statement of congratulations on Thursday. But in the next breath, the nation issued a thinly veiled warning. Published March 14, 2013