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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 ** Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds a miniature copy of his country's constitution during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Hugo Chavez sent back to Venezuela to die, report says

Spanish media is saying that cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been sent back to his country to die — not to recover from successful treatment received in Cuba, as previously and widely reported. Published February 19, 2013

Baggage carts make their way past a Helvetic Airways aircraft from which millions' of dollars worth of diamonds were stolen on the tarmac of Brussels international airport, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

Diamond heist at Brussels airport nets thieves a $50M bounty

It's the stuff of movies. Thieves cut through a hole in a security fence at Brussels' international airport, drove down the tarmac and stole $50 million worth of diamonds that were stored on a plane headed for Switzerland. Published February 19, 2013

** FILE ** Two gay men hold hands during Christopher Street Day celebrations in Weimar, Germany, on July 16, 2011. (AP Photo/dpa, Michael Reichel)

Germany's highest court strengthens gay adoption rights

Germany's highest court ruled Tuesday that one gay member of a couple could adopt his or her partner's stepchild or adopted child — a significant judicial boost to the nation's same-sex adoption law Published February 19, 2013

A Chinese policeman stands in front of fellow officers confronting residents who gathered outside the government office in Zhejiang province's Ningbo city on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, to protest the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Meet China's super-secret military hacking unit

Cyberattacks on dozens of U.S. firms have been traced back to a small, nondescript Chinese military unit quietly working in a similarly unimpressive setting — a dull office building just outside Shanghai. Published February 19, 2013

** FILE ** A school bus arrives to drop off students in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. A strike by New York City school bus drivers that had been threatened for weeks will start Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, affecting 152,000 students, the president of the union representing the drivers announced on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NYC taxpayers tapped for $20M in costs over union strike

New York City taxpayers spent an estimated $20.6 million to get tens of thousands of stranded students to school, during a monthlong strike by the bus workers' union that began Jan. 16 and ended Friday. Published February 18, 2013

Mo. GOP Rep. rails against 'hammer and sickle' gun bill

A Republican congressman in Missouri is standing strong in the face of a Democrat-backed push to outlaw certain weapons in the state, characterizing the effort as a Communist-style politics and vowing its legislative failure. Published February 18, 2013