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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

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The launch marked the first time a private company has sent its own rocket to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

SpaceX capsule hits snag on route to space station

The SpaceX Dragon capsule that launched Friday morning to bring supplies to the International Space Station has hit a snag. Three of the four rocket thrusters are having problems that flight controllers are trying to fix. Published March 1, 2013

** FILE ** Matthew Duggan of Dover, Pa., 9, holds a sign as he and his father, Patrick, attend a "Day of Resistance" rally in Red Lion, Pa., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, part of a nationwide effort to support the right to bear arms and to oppose some recent gun-control proposals and actions taken in the wake of the mass killing of school children in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/York Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)

Bold Pennsylvania county votes to defy federal gun laws

In true David-versus-Goliath fashion, one small-town Pennsylvania board of commissioners has passed a resolution to stand strong against any federal law that infringes on the Second Amendment. Published March 1, 2013

** FILE ** Vice President Joseph R. Biden gestures as he speaks at a gun-violence conference in Danbury, Conn., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Shooter takes VP Joe Biden's advice — and lands in trouble with cops

Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if "you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door." That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. Published March 1, 2013