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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

Senegal activists decry beauty trend turning black women white

Senegal women seem to be facing an identity crisis of sorts. Recent advertisements and posters aimed at teaching black women how to bleach their skin — and go lighter, or whiter — have now been met by a backlash of activists. Published February 18, 2013

** FILE ** Pope Tawadros II, 60, sits on the throne of St. Mark, the Coptic Church's founding saint, wearing the papal crown, during an elaborate ceremony lasting nearly four hours and attended by the nation's Muslim prime minister and a host of Cabinet ministers and politicians, in the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Sami Wahib)

Muslims attack Coptic Christians, church in Egypt

Muslims in Egypt set fire to a Christian church in Fayoum Province over the weekend, the second such assault against the village's Coptic Christian population in just more than a month. Published February 18, 2013

** FILE ** This file still-frame image, made from video provided by Maker's Mark Distillery Inc., shows a bottle of Maker's Mark in an advertisement. After a backlash from customers, the producer of Maker's Mark bourbon is reversing a decision to cut the amount of alcohol in bottles of its famous whiskey. (AP Photo/Marker's Mark Distillery Inc., File)

Bourbon distiller Maker's Mark to stay 90-proof

As President Obama and Congress head on vacation, America can rest easy that at least one crisis has been averted: Iconic bourbon distiller Maker's Mark will stay 90-proof. Published February 18, 2013

** FILE ** Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, arrives for the President Obama's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images, Pool)

Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Rand Paul ratchet up speculation of White House runs

They didn't say they would — but they didn't say they wouldn't, either. In separate television media appearances over the weekend, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul ramped up rumors of 2016 presidential runs. First came Mr. Ryan, who was asked directly on ABC if he would try to turn his vice presidential candidate experience into a presidential campaign in 2016. Published February 18, 2013

** FILE ** Carrie Bergonia remembers her fiance, firefighter Joseph Ogren, who was killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks at the National Sept. 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Todd Maisel, Pool)

1993 World Trade Center terrorist requests release from solitary

A terrorist serving life in prison plus 240 years for his role in masterminding the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 that killed six and injured more than 1,000 has now filed a lawsuit to get out of solitary confinement. Published February 18, 2013

This image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows a simulation of asteroid 2012 DA14 approaching from the south as it passes through the Earth-moon system on Feb. 15, 2013. The 150-foot object will pass within 17,000 miles of the Earth. NASA scientists insist there is absolutely no chance of a collision as it passes. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech)

U.N. space panel unveils plan to shoot down asteroids

The United Nations thinks it has a plan to fend off devastation from space — and it comes on the heels of a Friday morning meteor that slammed into Russia, shattering windows and injuring 1,000, and on the same day an asteroid half the size of the United States is reportedly passing by Earth. Published February 15, 2013

A crossing guard directs school buses on the first day of school year. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

NYC unions may end month-long school bus strike

Nine-thousand striking New York City school bus drivers and workers could return to work as early as next week, as union officials hint a "live to fight another day" strategy may be prove their best bet in the public relations nightmare. Published February 15, 2013

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Online sales tax proposal rears head in Congress — for third time

Congressional legislators are pushing — once again — a federal online sales tax. The House brought forth on Thursday the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that supposedly reconciles the differences among the three introduced — and that failed — in Congress in 2012. Published February 15, 2013