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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

In this Aug. 11, 2014, file photo, people raise their hands in the middle of the street as police wearing riot gear move toward their position trying to get them to disperse, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Ferguson man accused of firing gun at police helicopter

Terrell Doss, 28, of Ferguson, Missouri, was formally charged with two counts of assault on law enforcement after he allegedly fired a gun at a St. Louis County Police helicopter carrying a couple officers. Published December 10, 2014

A tea party rally on the National Mall shows evidence of the grassroots fervor that still makes the movement a 'powerful' force, according to a Gallup poll and analysis. (Andrew Harnick/The Washington Times)

Texas professor teaches students tea party akin to Nazi party

A professor at South Texas College in Weslaco was captured on video explaining to his students some of the perceived similarities between modern day tea party members and 1930's-era Nazis in Germany -- and then imploring them to not tell anyone outside the classroom of his comparison. Published December 9, 2014

In this September 2014 photo, Cho Hyun-ah, Korean Air's vice president responsible for cabin service and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, answers reporters' question during a news conference in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air Lines apologized Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, for inconveniencing passengers after Cho ordered a crew member off a flight for serving bagged nuts in the first class cabin. (AP Photo/Yonhap)

Korean Air executive resigns after halting plane over macadamia nuts row

Heather Cho, an executive with Korean Air who also uses the native name of Cho Hyun-ah, resigned Tuesday from the airline's catering and in-flight sales division after facing fire for halting the flight of a plane because crew served her macadamia nuts in a bag and not on a plate. Published December 9, 2014

Riders Augusta Iwasaki, 8, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Peter Pletcher of Magnolia, Texas, center, buy snacks from a vending machine as the Washington International Horse Show holds its 55th annual championship at the Verizon Center in Chinatown, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Unveiled: Facial recognition vending machines to help snackers quit junk-food frenzy

Those with little to no self-control — take heart. The Luce X2 Touch TV vending machine, complete with facial identification technology, just made its debut to industry insiders in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom with the promise of helping dieters everywhere keep on track with professed plans to quit the junk food and lose weight. Published December 9, 2014

Jonathan Gruber poses in his home in Lexington, Mass., in this Feb. 8, 2011, file photo. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Jonathan Gruber admits Obama fudged Obamacare costs: podcast

Jonathan Gruber — the now-famous Obamacare architect who credited the bill's passage to the "stupidity" of the American people — heads into a congressional hearing on Tuesday against a backdrop of one of his most shocking claims: that the president outright lied to the American people about his health care reform. Published December 9, 2014

A protester, one of dozens detained by police after a group stormed Interstate 80, peers out from a behind a fence in Emeryville, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking an interstate highway and stopping a train as activists rallied against grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Eric Garner, Michael Brown protesters fill streets, halt traffic

Protests in California over the police-fueled deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have taken decided turns to the violent, with hundreds of angry individuals hurling objects, setting fires, breaking store windows and blocking off major travel routes in the last 24 hours. Published December 9, 2014

In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ** FILE **

Denver professor forces students to take anti-American pledge

Metropolitan State University of Denver professor Charles Angeletti, who teaches a class on American Civilization, has a rule for students wishing to take his course: that they recite a new version of the Pledge of Allegiance that denounces the nation as unjust. Published December 9, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)  in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Dick Cheney on CIA report: It's 'all a bunch of hooey'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney took preemptive action on the looming release of a report that takes a look at President George W. Bush-era interrogation tactics of suspected terrorists, calling the Democratic-fueled discussion little more than political theatrics. Published December 9, 2014

Visitors are silhouetted as they view the Nativity scene during the 34th annual "Festival of Lights" at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Washington Temple in Kensington, Md., on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. (The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Indiana town fights atheists on nativity scene: 'They can look the other way'

Atheists are demanding Brookville, Indiana, governing authorities tear down a nativity display that's nearby the Franklin County Courthouse — where it's been placed every Christmas for nearly five decades — but the townspeople are fighting back, saying simply if you don't like it, don't look. Published December 8, 2014

USDA tells Americans: Stay off the cookie dough

Just in time for the holidays: The U.S. Department of Agriculture sent out a warning that foods containing raw or partially cooked eggs should not be consumed — and that includes cookie dough. Published December 8, 2014

Russian Anna Chapman, who was deported from the U.S. in July 2010 on charges of espionage, poses on the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the 35th Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow on June 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.) **FILE**

Anna Chapman, Russian spy, tried seducing Edward Snowden: report

Anna Chapman, the sexy Russian spy who was arrested in New York City in 2010 and walked the Moscow catwalk during Fashion Week in 2011, was reportedly ordered by superiors to seduce NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and keep him in Russia for questioning and scrutiny. Published December 8, 2014