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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 ** Crunchy walnuts are featured in this composed salad made from roasted tomatoes and creamy, herbed ricotta cheese. Carefully toast raw nuts and seeds to get the most out of their deep, rich flavor. (Associated Press)

Tomato wars head toward peaceable end

A long-running tomato trade war that pitted U.S. and Florida growers against Mexican importers may finally come to an end, as the U.S. Commerce Department has announced an agreement to regulate and control prices. Published February 6, 2013

** FILE ** A freshman Republican state lawmaker from North Dakota plans to introduce a bill that would limit use of drones for law enforcement after the highly publicized case of a Lakota farmer who was arrested after a 16-hour standoff with police on Jan. 6, 2013. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via Associated Press)

States scramble with legislation to fend off drones

States are responding to the rising concerns over drone use by police agencies and at least 11 have brought forth bills limiting the use of the technology, according to various media. Published February 6, 2013

President Reagan's legacy lives on as he's remembered on his 102nd birthday

Within hours of launch, thousands of well-wishers had already signed the virtual birthday card for Ronald Reagan — who would have turned 102 on Monday — posted on a specially created Facebook page from The Heritage Foundation to commemorate the nation's 40th president. Published February 6, 2013

President Barack Obama looks to the sky during a fly over at the memorial service for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. Inouye was the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama celebrates NARAL, reassures group of his pro-abortion views

President Obama gave NARAL Pro-Choice America a clear thumbs-up message Tuesday night, delivering remarks via videotape to group members that included his personal belief of a woman's right to control her reproductive system, including abortion. Published February 6, 2013

** FILE ** In this picture obtained from the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, the rocket dubbed "Pishgam," or "Pioneer," is launched, in an undisclosed location in Iran. A gray-tufted monkey strapped in a pod resembling an infant's car seat rode an Iranian rocket into space and returned safely, officials said Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in what was described as a step toward Tehran's goal of a manned space flight. (AP Photo/ISNA, Mohammad Agah)

Iran vows man in space by 2018

The latest in a recent string of Iranian announcements on its space program came Tuesday, when the country vowed to launch an astronaut by 2018. Published February 5, 2013

**FILE** Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference in Moscow on Dec. 20, 2012. (Associated Press/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Russia hires Goldman to get rid of graft perceptions

Russia — hoping to overcome its global reputation as a breeding ground for graft — has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to advise on government communications and investor dealings. Published February 5, 2013

** FILE ** In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Menendez's office says he traveled on a plane owned by a Florida physician who is a friend and political donor, but denied that the senator had engaged with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

New report: Shadow of sex scandal hovers over Menendez

Just hours after Sen. Robert Menendez's office issued denials of the New Jersian's dalliances with prostitutes in the Dominican Republican, a new report has surfaced bearing supposed first-hand knowledge of the alleged incidents. Published February 5, 2013

** FILE ** In this Sunday, April 19, 2009, photo, former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, gestures, during a news conference, in Tehran, Iran. Mortazavi, a close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been arrested, two years after a parliamentary probe found him responsible for deaths by torture of at least three jailed anti-government protesters, state media reported. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran's police arrest Ahmadinejad's ally

Iranian police have suddenly and without explanation arrested Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, a known ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Published February 5, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

Rand Paul echoes dad's call for Fed audit

Like father, like son. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is following in the footsteps of his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, and pushing for a bill that requires an audit of the Federal Reserve. Published February 5, 2013