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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

Armed Afghan policemen destroy an opium poppy field in Noorgal, Kunar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 13, 2013. (Associated Press)

Afghanistan expects banner crop of poppy for opium

The Taliban fell 12 years ago in Afghanistan, but one of its steadiest sources of funding — opium, which is derived from the poppy plant — has hardly faded, and U.N. experts say this year's crop is on target to near record-breaking production levels. Published April 15, 2013

A cute but lethal extraterrestrial named Zero stars in the PlayStation 3 video game Warp.

Ex-lawmakers join hearing: What if ETs live among us?

Former Rep. Lynn Woolsey, California Democrat, is one of a handful of ex-lawmakers meeting at the National Press Club in Washington for a five-day mock hearing on extraterrestrials living in the United States — and their impact. Published April 15, 2013