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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

Former Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, and newly named President Xi Jinping clap during a plenary session of the National People's Congress held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, in China, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

China's leader Xi Jinping secures president title, too

China leader Xi Jinping has been given the new title of president, a largely ceremonial role change that came by way of a 2,952-to-1 vote from the Beijing's Great Hall of the People Delegates on Thursday. Published March 14, 2013

**FILE** President Obama discusses the continuing budget talks in the briefing room of the White House on July 19, 2011. (Associated Press)

Obama admits budget deal could prove impossible

President Obama admitted that efforts to reach a budget deal may be at an impasse if Republicans aren't willing to raise taxes without attaching caveats on entitlement spending. Published March 13, 2013

** FILE ** Dolphins swim in the Navesink River, near the Shrewsbury, in Sea Bright, N.J., on June 24, 2008. (Associated Press)

'Attack' dolphins go on the lam, looking for love

A Ukrainian "attack" dolphin military operation may have hit a glitch. Apparently, three love-hungry mammals have broken their bonds and escaped a naval training base on the Crimean peninsula, in pursuit of suitable mates, The Huffington Post reports. Published March 13, 2013

** FILE ** Lufthansa airplanes park at the Duesseldorf airport in western Germany. (Associated Press)

EU unveils bill of rights for airline travelers

Members of the European Commission have unveiled a proposal — a sort of bill of rights — that recognizes airline travelers as humans with needs, not cargo to be carted. Published March 13, 2013