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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 ** Boston College's live American Eagle mascot flies over Alumni Stadium as the commencement ceremony began, Monday, May 19, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Boston police hunt down The Tickler: 'This is no myth'

A male suspect dubbed by Massachusetts police as the Boston Tickler has been breaking into homes in the Brighton area, watching students who attend the local college as they sleep — sometimes tickling their feet. Published May 29, 2014

** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Seattle police sue Eric Holder over crackdown on powers

Police in Seattle say new rules stemming from a settlement with the Justice Department over their alleged excessive use of force have now tipped the scales in favor of criminals and that officers are now being unduly hampered in performing their jobs and carrying out arrests. Published May 29, 2014

**FILE** Radio host Mark Levin speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual convention  in Indianapolis on April 25, 2014. (Associated Press)

Mark Levin: Obama's replacement faces 'hell of a job' of rebuilding

The one who steps into President Obama's shoes and takes over the executive role at the White House faces an uphill climb, to put it mildly, to bring the nation back to its economic and military glory, said conservative commentator Mark Levin. Published May 29, 2014

** FILE ** Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, has characterized the new House select committee tasked with investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, as "a hunting mission for a lynch mob." Democrats have yet to decide if they will appoint any members to the panel. (Associated Press)

Dianne Feinstein jumps on Calif. shooting to slam NRA: 'Shame on us'

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has taken the recent California shooting by the University of California, Santa Barbara, that left six dead as cause to rally for more gun control, to slam the National Rifle Association's lobby work and to chastise Americans who aren't on board with national background checks. Published May 27, 2014

People attend a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Scores of protesters chanting "Bring Back Our Girls" marched in the Nigerian capital Thursday as many schools across the country closed to protest the abductions of more than 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram, the government's failure to rescue them and the killings of scores of teachers by Islamic extremists in recent years. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Boko Haram slaughters 20 over nonpayment of Islamist tax

Twenty villagers in northeast Nigeria were slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists after they couldn't provide the full amount of demanded Islamist tax, a fee pushed on those of non-Muslim belief because they're considered second-class citizens. Published May 27, 2014

Army combat helmets assigned to Soldiers participating in the 2009 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition sit at the ready during the Urban Warfighting Orientation Course phase of the competition. U.S. Army photo.

Pentagon spending $30 million to develop brain implants

Boston researchers are set to kick off a five-year, $30 million brain implant project based on President Obama's "BRAIN" initiative -- an ambitious Department of Defense project that is aimed at helping combat veterans deal with the mental injuries and stresses of battlefield deployments. Published May 27, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama attends a meeting with Communities In Schools board members at the Ferebee-Hope Elementary School in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

Michelle Obama digs in for GOP 'assault' on lunch mandates

First lady Michelle Obama is gearing up to defend her school lunch menus from Republicans in Congress who are calling for a scale-back to the regulations, based on student complaints of going hungry and districts' claims of losing money. Published May 27, 2014

**FILE** Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (Associated Press/Naples Daily News, Scott McIntyre)

Sarah Palin wades into VA fray: All Americans should 'feel outrage'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin sent out a sentimental Memorial Day message to her Facebook followers, reminding of the sacrifices of the military and subtly chastising politicians for the growing scandal within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Published May 27, 2014