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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

Gun makers fight back: Companies launch boycott of police

At least 50 U.S. gun makers, gun machinists and other gun-related business owners have banded together to fight what they perceive as a massive attack on the Second Amendment, with many even threatening to stop sales to police to the same degree as the government cracks down on civilians. Published February 25, 2013

Palestinians take cover during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron, following the death of Arafat Jaradat, a Palestinian prisoner held in an Israeli jail, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. The death of a 30-year-old Palestinian after interrogation by Israel's Shin Bet security service stokes new West Bank clashes, along with Israeli fears of a third Palestinian uprising. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Israel on high alert as Palestinians bury prisoner

Israeli's Defense Ministry is on high alert as Palestinians prepare to lay to rest Arafat Jaradat, who died during imprisonment in Megiddo of unspecific causes that led to cardiac arrest. Published February 25, 2013

** FILE ** In this Oct. 16, 2011, file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Progressive group offers $11 an hour for anti-gun workers

Help wanted: Gun-control campaign workers. That's the advertisement that's being circulated by Progressive USA Voters, a liberal group based in Denver, Colo., for its planned campaign for Chicago, one media outlet reports. Published February 25, 2013

** FILE ** "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the Broadway musical. (Associated Press)

Costumed superheroes serve as window washers at children's hospitals

From Florida to Texas, Pennsylvania to Illinois, do-gooder volunteers are donning superhero costumes, grabbing bucket and squeegee and climbing the windows of children's hospitals nationwide. Their mission is simple: To bring a smile to the faces of the young patients inside. Published February 22, 2013

Law enforcement personal in Las Vegas investigate the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Road on Feb. 21, 2013. Authorities say a Range Rover opened fire on a Maserati at a stoplight, sending it crashing into a taxi that went up in flames, leaving three people dead and at least six injured. (Associated Press/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Blocks from Tupac murder, rapper among dead in Vegas Strip shoot-out

An aspiring rap artist was one of the three killed in a dramatic shoot-out and multi-car crash that shut down much of the Law Vegas Strip on Thursday. The shooting occurred just two blocks from where rap artist Tupac Shakur was killed in 1996, CNN said. Published February 22, 2013

**FILE** President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi reports May 31, 2012, to the Economic Committee, in capacity as the head of the European Systemic Risk Board, at the European Parliament in Brussels. (Associated Press)

EU economy to shrink, despite earlier reports for growth

The European Commission got it wrong. After first predicting the economy for the eurozone would grow slightly in the coming months, members now say wait a minute, the economy will actually shrink. Published February 22, 2013

**FILE** In this photo provided Jan. 14, 2013, by Harpo Studios Inc., talk show host Oprah Winfrey (right) interviews Lance Armstrong during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc.)

Feds to sue Lance Armstrong over doping scandal

The U.S. Justice Department will join a suit against Lance Armstrong for using performance-enhancing drugs during his Tour de France cycling races, according to breaking news announced on NBC's Twitter feed. Published February 22, 2013

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Republican Jon Huntsman endorses gay marriage

Former Utah Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman flipped views on gay marriage and said conservatives would do well to support same-sex unions. Published February 22, 2013

A masked Palestinian throws back a gas canister during a protest to support Palestinian prisoners, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Israelis, Palestinians clash at West Bank holy site

Israeli forces clashed Friday with firecracker-throwing protesters in the West Bank, the latest in a string of violence acts that have stemmed, in part, from the imprisonment of four Palestinians who have since staged a hunger strike. Published February 22, 2013