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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

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks in Highland Heights, Ky., in this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Rand Paul: Eric Garner died due to politicians and 'bad laws'

Sen. Rand Paul took a look at the issues surrounding Eric Garner's death — the Staten Island black man who was killed by chokehold by white N.Y. Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo — and said the fueling factor for the tragedy was political overreach, leading to "bad laws" for petty crimes. Published December 4, 2014

Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walks on the field before the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Michael Sam suggests: NFL ignores me because I'm gay

Former St. Louis Rams' draftee Michael Sam — the first openly gay player in the NFL — suggested in a quick airport interview with TMZ Sports that he may have been released and ignored by the league because of his sexual orientation. Published December 4, 2014

Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaks in National Harbor, Md., in this March 8, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Ben Carson: Charles Barkley is right — 'police are our friends'

Former neurosurgeon and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said during a CNN sit-down that former NBA player Charles Barkley was right in his assessment of the Ferguson situation — that white police officers don't have a target on the backs of blacks and they aren't out to kill those of color. Published December 4, 2014

Charles Whitman (Wikipedia) **FILE**

University of Texas loses 100 brains stored in glass jars, including Charles Whitman's

The University of Texas at Austin said it has lost track of 100 jars of brains stored in formaldehyde that it received under a temporary transfer agreement from a mental institution — including one that may have belonged to Charles Whitman, the former Marine who shot at dozens of people from a watch tower on the campus about five decades ago. Published December 3, 2014

The White House in Washington is decorated with a red ribbon in honor of World AIDS Day, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) **FILE **

Andrew Napolitano: America 'dangerously close to a police state'

Judge Andrew Napolitano, author and frequent news pundit, said in a recent interview on "The Glenn Beck Program" that America was spiraling very close to a "police state," due in large part to the entrenched bureaucracy on Capitol Hill the last decade. Published December 3, 2014

Security forces and civilians gather at the damaged residence of the Iranian ambassador after a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday morning in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, apparently targeting the home of the Iranian ambassador, Yemeni security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Iranian ambassador's Yemen home rocked by car bomb; 2 killed

A huge car bomb that was set off right outside the home of the newly minted Iranian ambassador in Yemen rocked the city streets of Sanaa early Wednesday morning, killing at least two and wrecking several nearby buildings. Published December 3, 2014