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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

In this Thursday, July 24, 2014, photo, U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehend men who crossed the Rio Grande River from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, in Anzalduas Park in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

Ohio sheriff sends bill to Mexico for cost of jailing illegals

The sheriff of Butler County in Ohio said his community has become so overwhelmed with illegals that he sent a letter to Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto — billing him for the costs associated with jailing them. Published July 28, 2014

** FILE ** Gov. Bill Haslam greets friends before casting his ballot on the first day of early voting Friday, July 18, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. The State Primary and County General Election is Aug. 7. (AP Photo/Michael Patrick, Knoxville News Sentinel)

Tennessee Gov. Haslam slams White House for secret dump of illegals in his state

Gov. Bill Haslam said he only learned of the White House's dumping of 760 illegal immigrants in Tennessee after seeing a notification on the Health and Human Services website — and that's even after he had asked the Obama administration to give him advance notice of any illegals who were on their way to his state. Published July 28, 2014

** FILE ** This April 30, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo, J. Scott Applewhite, File)

GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border

Republicans say federal land protections are hindering border agents in their ability to access properties near the southern border — and that, in turn, is driving up the numbers of illegals who are pouring into America. Published July 28, 2014

Lightning strikes over downtown in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)

Tennessee storms ravage counties, wreck 10 homes

Powerful storms that struck at several states left at least 10 homes completely destroyed in Tennessee — though the good news is nobody was reported injured or dead. Published July 28, 2014

A body is moved from a crime scene at an apartment complex where five members of a family, including three children, were found dead authorities said Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Saco, Maine. Investigators said a family friend had contacted a worker at the apartment complex worried about the well-being of the family. The worker entered the apartment and discovered one body, then immediately called police. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine police find wife, husband, 3 children dead in home

Maine police responding in part to a call of "firecrackers" at a neighborhood in the southern part of the state instead found five dead bodies inside a home — a husband-wife couple and their three children. Published July 28, 2014

Two boys wearing a mask with the colors of the Palestinian flag, attend a pro-Palestine march in Brussels, Friday, July 25, 2014. Demonstrators marched to show their support for Palestine during the current clashes in Gaza. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out

A sign written in both Turkish and French posted on a cafe in Belgium said doors were open to dogs, but not to Jews — and now the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, or LBCA, is demanding a criminal investigation. Published July 25, 2014

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig presents Hank Aaron with a replica of a plaque that will be displayed on the new Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor before a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds Friday, June 13, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Hank Aaron steps to fundraising plate for Democrat Michelle Nunn

Baseball legend Hank Aaron — who recently rocked national headlines by suggesting that Republicans wearing "neckties and starched shirts" were racist — has now thrown his weight into the Georgia Senate race, backing Democrat Michelle Nunn. Published July 25, 2014

** FILE ** In this May 22, 2014, file photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corp. headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize. On Friday, July 25, 2014, in Chicago, organizers are holding what they're calling the first national convention of fast-food workers. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Activists vow to occupy fast-food restaurants to get higher pay

Activists and protesters seeking to pressure fast-food restaurants around the nation to give them $15 per hour minimum pay say they'll do whatever it takes — including civil disobedience and occupying the facilities — to win their cause. Published July 25, 2014

**FILE** Former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell (Associated Press)

Ed Rendell slams Ted Cruz: 'He looks like a jerk'

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell took a shot at Sen. Ted Cruz during a recent "Hardball" appearance on MSNBC, casting the Texas Republican as a "jerk" in the eyes of the American public. Published July 25, 2014