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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

** FILE ** A student serves up dessert to classmates during lunch at the People for People Charter School on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia food police swap in costly school lunch menu

School officials at one Philadelphia school have joined an "Eatiquette" program to crack down on unhealthy eating, banning processed food and requiring students to partake in a more family-style dining atmosphere. Published February 27, 2013

**FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

Democrats tell Republicans: Take down debt clock

Democrats opposed a Republican-backed move to mount a real-time national debt clock during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, according to one media report. Published February 27, 2013

** FILE ** This Dec. 9, 2012, file photo shows an example of plastic bags used by many retailers. (Associated Press)

Texas retailers sue over plastic bag ban

Texas retailers are lashing back at an Austin ordinance that bans the use of plastic bags and have banded together in a lawsuit, claiming the new law poses a health and safety threat. Published February 27, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry wraps France stop — flub free

Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped his meeting in France with President Francois Hollande just as U.S. officials announced they were nearing a decision about arming rebels in Syria, the nation once controlled by French rulers. Published February 27, 2013

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Prominent member of Chinese Communist Party flips out at airport

A prominent member of China's Communist Party went on a rampage at Kunming Changshui International Airport, after the stresses of a poor travel experience finally took their toll. A video of the scene, meanwhile, has gone viral online. Published February 26, 2013

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks on rubble of a base destroyed from a Syrian forces airstrike, at Jabal al-Zaweya village of Sarjeh, in Idlib, Syria, Monday Feb. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Syrian military targets Aleppo, leaving at least 141 dead

A human rights group reports that military forces for Syrian President Bashar Assad have shot several ballistic missiles into the rebel stronghold city of Aleppo, leaving at least 141 adults and children dead. Published February 26, 2013

Israeli explosives experts stand by an rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip that landed near the coastal city of Ashkelon, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. It was the first such projectile from the Palestinian territory to hit Israel since Israel-Gaza hostilities last November. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel hit by rocket from Gaza Strip, as tensions mount

Police say a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip caused damage just south of the city of Ashkelon, as tensions continue to mount between Israelis and Palestinians, just weeks before President Obama is due to make his first visit to the area. Published February 26, 2013