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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

U.S. President Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands during their bilateral meeting at the Muqata Presidential Compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama heads into talks with Palestinian President Abbas

President Obama arrived in Ramallah on Thursday morning for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting comes at a time when Palestinians are pushing Mr. Obama to ratchet up his involvement with peace talks. Published March 21, 2013

$3 bowl bought at yard sale yields $2.2M at auction

A bowl bought at a New York yard sale for $3 in 2007 was sold at a Sotheby's auction on Tuesday, after owners discovered the 5-inch ceramic piece actually hailed from China 1,000 years ago. Published March 20, 2013

**FILE** Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, speaks Feb. 25, 2013, with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

Dianne Feinstein: 'Not going to lay down and play dead' on gun ban

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says her ban on assault-type weapons is far from dead. Just because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid denied its inclusion in the Democratic Party gun bill doesn't mean she's dropping it, she said, as Breitbart reported. Published March 20, 2013

**FILE** Signs near a nude beach in Mazomanie, Wis., are seen here on April 13, 2012. (Associated Press)

Sex, drugs close Wis. nude beach for weekday visits

Too much sex and drugs are causing Wisconsin authorities to scale back nude beach hours. They've closed the popular resort area Monday through Friday, only allowing access on the weekends, the Associated Press reports. Published March 20, 2013

Ford's Theatre (Library of Congress)

Republican sheriff forced to defend joke about Obama

A Massachusetts sheriff has been forced to go on the defensive following a weekend joke he told about President Obama and Abe Lincoln's assassination drew fire from the community. Published March 20, 2013

** FILE ** Silver Spur Saloon proprietor Marc Peagler displays an early 1800s 13-star U.S. flag at his bar in Cave Creek, Ariz., on Friday, June 26, 2009. An Arizona House committee has made dramatic changes to a Senate-passed bill allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry their firearms into businesses that serve alcohol. Mr. Peagler supports the measure. (AP Photo/Aaron J. Latham)

Arizona, Vermont top list of gun-friendly states

Guns & Ammo magazine opens its rankings on best and worst states for gun rights in 2013 with a snarky quip that makes a blunt point: Apparently, the Second Amendment doesn't apply to the District of Columbia, since it's not a state. Published March 20, 2013