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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

"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

Travelers wait in security checkpoint lines before boarding planes at Reagan National Airport in Washington on Feb. 25, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Ex-TSA head: Let passengers carry on machetes

Kudos to the new Transportation Security Administration plan to let passengers carry on small knives, said the former chief of the agency. Now let them carry on machetes, he added. Published March 7, 2013

Mother Teresa comforts a young victim of the Bhopal, India, gas-leak disaster on Dec. 11, 1984. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

French study claims Mother Teresa wasn't so saintly

Even Mother Teresa was — well, no Mother Teresa? A new study published in the French-language magazine, Religieuses, argues that Mother Teresa — whose sainthood is so well established that her name actually serves as a synonym for the word saint — wasn't really all that. Published March 6, 2013

** FILE ** Firearms instructors Logan Martin (left) and Andres Gonzalez of Calgary, Alberta, look through the sights of Sig Sauer Swat Patrol AR rifles during the 35th annual SHOT Show on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Georgia city mulls law to mandate gun ownership

A city in northern Georgia is giving the term "bucking the trend" new meaning, as city officials are mulling an ordinance that would actually make it a crime not to own a weapon. Published March 6, 2013

**FILE** President Obama watches the ball after making a putt on the ninth green during his golf match at the Mid-Pacific County Club in Kailua, Hawaii, on Dec. 31, 2009. (Associated Press)

Gohmert tells Obama: No White House tours? Then no golf trips

Republican Rep. Louis Gohmert brought up an amendment to the budget bill on Tuesday that would outright deny President Obama from using tax dollars to go on golf outings until he reopens the White House to tourists. Published March 6, 2013