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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 ** University students shout slogans outside Greece's parliament during a demonstration against education reforms, in Athens on Thursday, March 28, 2013. About 3,500 people, in two separate rallies, gathered against the reform that will see roughly one in five universities and polytechnic faculties closed or merged. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Eurozone hits record high 12 percent unemployment

The number of people who are jobless in the 17 nations that comprise the eurozone rose by 33,000 in February, and now more than 19 million are out of work, Eurostat statistical agency reported. Published April 2, 2013

**FILE** Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive Feb. 26, 2012, before the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood. (Associated Press)

Angelina Jolie opens girls' school in Afghanistan

Hollywood's Angelina Jolie, who is also an ambassador for the United Nations Agency on Refugees, has opened a girls-only school in Afghanistan, just outside of Kabul. Published April 2, 2013

Mark Barden, right, father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden, speaks alongside his wife, Jackie, center, and other Newtown parents, at the Capital in Hartford, Conn., Monday, April 1, 2013. Families of the school shooting victims were there to ask lawmakers to include a ban on existing high-capacity magazines in a legislation addressing gun control spurred by the massacre. (AP Photo/New Haven Register, Mara Lavitt)

New Connecticut gun law to ban another 100 weapons

A task force of legislators from both sides of the political aisle has crafted new gun laws for Connecticut that would add more than 100 types of weapons to the state's banned list. Published April 2, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Second Amendment save: Homeowner kills intruder, saves sleeping children

Call it a real-life example of the Second Amendment's importance: A 63-year-old Philadelphia man who shot and killed a home intruder not only saved his sleeping children from danger but also has motivated a nearby resident to buy a gun to protect her own house. Published April 1, 2013

This photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows the scene following a multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 77 near the Virginia-North Carolina border in Galax, Va., on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Three were killed in 17 separate wrecks involving 95 cars along Interstate 77, a highway that runs through the mountainous region of Virginia near the North Carolina border. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, Sgt. Mike Conroy)

Three killed in 95-car pileup on Virginia highway

Three were killed Sunday in 17 separate wrecks involving 95 cars along Interstate 77, a highway that runs through the mountainous region of Virginia near the North Carolina border. Published April 1, 2013

** FILE ** House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, March 7, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats celebrate Easter with fundraising messages: Send money

Happy Easter: Send money. It wasn't quite that blunt, but Democratic Party politicos were up early Sunday morning sending out Easter emails to constituents on behalf of President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Virginia's governor hopeful, Terry McAuliffe, that focused more on money than on the spiritual. Published April 1, 2013

** FILE ** Aurora, Colo., theater shooting suspect James Holmes sits in the courtroom during his arraignment in Centennial, Colo., on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (Associated Press/Denver Post)

Colo. prosecutors seek death penalty for Holmes

Prosecutors announced Monday that they will seek the death penalty for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 dead and injuring 70 in last year's attack. Published April 1, 2013