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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

This undated product image provided by Second Sight Medical Products shows a new implantable device that takes the place of damaged cells inside the eye. (Associated Press/Second Sight Medical ProductsA)

'Bionic eye' approved by FDA

U.S. regulators approved on Friday the use of a what's being called a "bionic eye," giving hope to those with a rare genetic disease that leads to gradual vision loss. Published February 15, 2013

USDA workers caught on video: 'Pilgrims were illegal aliens'

Watchdog organization Judicial Watch has released video of U.S. Department of Agriculture employees caught on video at a cultural diversity seminar banging on tables and chanting "the Pilgrims were illegal aliens." Published February 15, 2013

**FILE** Guns are offered during a buyback program on Jan. 26, 2013, in San Mateo, Calif. Authorities are offering up to $100 cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifle, or up to $200 for an assault rifle at the event at the San Mateo Event Center. (Associated Press)

Emeryville, Calif., police chief: Guns aren't for defense

Guns can't be used for defense, said the police chief in Emeryville, Calif. They can only be used to show power and dominance, he said, at a press conference to promote tighter gun-control laws in California. Published February 15, 2013

Russian meteor shower in Ural Mountains town of Chelyabinsk injures 1,000

A huge fireball that streaked across Russia's skies above the Ural Mountains before exploding early Friday has injured an estimated 1,000. On an unrelated note, NASA says Asteroid 2012 DA14, a 150-foot asteroid is expected to fly by the Earth later on Friday, but miss it by 17,150 miles. Published February 15, 2013

The Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

Democrats to target millionaires with tax legislation

Democrats in the Senate are gearing up legislation that will offset proposed spending cuts to federal agencies and the Pentagon, with a focus on imposing taxes on million-dollar earners. Published February 14, 2013