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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

Nervous Israel prepares for war with Hezbollah

Israeli's military is watching the Syrian conflict with a wary eye, concerned about spillover and actively preparing for battle against the Lebanon-based Islamic militant group, Hezbollah. Published March 8, 2013

** FILE ** A Chinese man uses a computer at an Internet cafe in Beijing in 2010. (Associated Press)

Global push to control Internet grows stronger

A top U.S. diplomat warned about a strengthening push from countries to control the Internet, but said not to worry, that Washington politicos weren't seeking the same. Published March 8, 2013

Nutella (Associated Press)

Nutella thefts threaten to set Columbia University back $250K

Columbia University students really do love their Nutella. They're stealing the spread – a mix of flavored chocolate with hazelnut – with such widespread abandon that the school's having to pay an extra $5,000 a week to keep shelves stocked enough to meet demand. Published March 7, 2013

**FILE** Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev speaks at a news conference in Moscow on April 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

Russian row: Gorbachev suggests Putin a scaredy-cat

Mikhail Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union from 1985 until its dissolution in 1991, had a few words of advice for Russian President Vladimir Putin: Quit being so scared of constituents. Published March 7, 2013

**FILE** Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore talks during an interview on Jan. 29, 2013, in New York. Gore, who takes aim in his new book at the corporate media for "suffocating the free flow of ideas," defended the sale of his own television channel to Al-Jazeera. (Associated Press)

Al Gore sued over Current TV deal with Al Jazeera

A media consultant claims he was the brains behind the deal to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera, and that former Vice President Al Gore double-crossed him and potentially cost him big profits. Published March 7, 2013

"Shark Week" celebrated 25 years on the air in 2012. (Courtesy of Discovery Channel)

Sharks close Florida beaches as 15,000 swarm the coast

Thousands of sharks seen off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., and heading north along the coast have shut down several of the state's beaches.Thousands of sharks seen off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., and heading north along the coast have shut down several of the state's beaches. Published March 7, 2013