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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

An Australian fighter jet is readied for a training mission at the Cope North military exercises at Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. island of Guam, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Fighter jets from the U.S. and two key allies roared into Western Pacific skies Thursday in the combat phase of exercises that have gained importance as the region responds to the rise of China and other potential threats. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)

U.S. kicks off allied fighter jet training over Pacific

Fighter jets from the United States, Australia and Japan are currently flying over western Pacific skies, as military drills — called Cope North — aimed at bolstering an allied force kicked off Thursday. Published February 7, 2013

Brown University insurance covers sex changes for students

Looking for a free sex change operation? Enroll at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Come August, the school will offer coverage in its student health care plan for the procedure, according to The Daily Caller. Published February 7, 2013

** FILE ** House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a news conference about banning high capacity ammunition clips with House Democrats in the House Visitors Center on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Rep. McCarthy's husband was killed and her son severely injured in a Long Island Rail Road commuter train shooting spree in 1993. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

House Democrats fire away with 15 new gun-ban proposals

House Democrats are bringing their own gun-control plan to the table and are due to unveil on Thursday 15 separate proposals — including a copycat of President Obama's wish to outright ban assault weapons, according to various media. Published February 7, 2013

** FILE ** A customer looks at fresh vegetables at a Kroger Co. supermarket in Cincinnati on Monday, March 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

'Obamacare' rule could hike grocer costs by $1 billion

New Food and Drug Administration rules to be imposed under 'Obamacare' could lead to higher food prices, according to grocery store executives who are casting wary eyes on the looming mandate. Published February 7, 2013

** FILE ** This January 2012 publicity photo provided by Disneyland shows figures representing the Three Kings at a Three Kings Day celebration at the theme park in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Disneyland)

Family sues Disneyland over 'racist' rabbit

Six-year-old Jason Black Jr., from San Diego, just wanted a hug from the Disneyland employee dressed as the White Rabbit, from the "Alice in Wonderland" story. Published February 7, 2013

This undated image taken from video broadcast on Iranian state television purports to show a U.S. drone landing in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Iran's state TV has broadcast footage on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, allegedly extracted from the advanced CIA spy drone captured in 2011, the latest in a flurry of moves from Iranian authorities meant to underline the nation's purported military and technological advances. (AP Photo/Iranian state TV via AP video)

Iran claims it extracted footage from downed U.S. drone

Iranian state-run television has aired footage it claims was extracted from a CIA drone its military supposedly downed and captured on Dec. 4, 2011, near Kashmar, about 140 miles from the border with Afghanistan. Published February 7, 2013

Rep. Xavier Becerra, California Democrat

Foreign diplomats lobby hard for favorable immigration reform

Who loves the idea of opening U.S. borders and relaxing immigration policy? Foreign governments do — and embassy officials with several nations are throwing their two cents into Washington, D.C., policy discussions, hoping to influence and shape reform while maintaining diplomatic boundaries. Published February 7, 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 ** Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on American leadership at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton's new website fuels rumors of White House run

It's only been a few days since she left office for the private sector, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's newest website seems to suggest re-entry back to civil service — as a candidate for the White House. The rumors are flying, once again, as strikes a decidedly official tone. Published February 6, 2013