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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

Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media during a news conference in Owings Mills, Md., in this May 23, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ray Rice swears off hard liquor in months since knockout

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice — who was captured on video knocking out his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an elevator at Atlantic City — reportedly said he hasn't touched a drop of hard liquor since he attacked her. Published September 12, 2014

Malala Yousafzai's attackers arrested, Pakistan says

The Taliban militants responsible for shooting teenager Malala Yousafzai for fighting for women's rights and for equal access to eduction have been arrested, Pakistan authorities said on Friday. Published September 12, 2014

Rep. Raul Grijalva, Arizona Democrat. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hispanics huddle with White House for 'serious venting' session

A private meeting between White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to talk immigration was described by those in attendance as tense at best, with one lawmaker calling it an outright venting session. Published September 12, 2014

In this July 16, 2013, file photo, railroad oil tankers are lined up at the Port of Albany, in Albany, N.Y. While the federal government has ordered railroads to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale region, New York officials haven't decided whether to share that information with the public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Environmentalists sue feds over train transport of crude oil

A trio of environmental groups joined forces to sue the Department of Transportation, alleging the agency failed to respond to their petition to ban the use of DOT 111 — an older rail car model — to ship flammable crude oil. Published September 12, 2014

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with his official portrait after it was unveiled at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. The photograph-like giant image of the former governor was done by Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein and will hang on the third floor of the Capitol. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Arnold Schwarzenegger scrubs Maria Shriver's face from gubernatorial portrait

Former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was apparently so anxious to leave behind the memory of his wife, Maria Shriver — who was revealed in recent reports to have committed adultery even before he did — that he erased her face from his just-revealed gubernatorial portrait. Published September 11, 2014

** FILE ** Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. (Associated Press)

Sarah Palin to Obama: 'War is hell, so go big or go home'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin penned a reaction to President Obama's speech on the Islamic State on her Facebook page, telling the commander-in-chief that if he can't lead with boldness, then he's better off stepping aside. Published September 11, 2014

Iowa partiers outraged as police bust house party, brandish guns

Iowa City police have been forced to issue a statement defending its officers' actions after a YouTube video that's generated thousands of hits seems to show them pushing their way — without any warrant — into a house party and arresting three. Published September 11, 2014

** FILE ** Filmmaker Michael Moore. (Associated Press)

Michael Moore on Obama: 'He's been a huge disappointment'

Michael Moore, the left-leaning, anti-capitalistic millionaire filmmaker who nonetheless tries to maintain a man-of-the-people image, has issued a scathing assessment of President Obama — simply that he's a big letdown. Published September 11, 2014

In this photo taken Monday Sept. 8, 2014, Jim Trevarthen, 62, watches the surfers near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Trevarthen is one of many homeless people who is unhappy with the city's proposals to ban sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the tourist mecca. Honolulu's city council is set to vote Wednesday on a sit-lie ban in Waikiki and Honolulu, aiming to keep homeless people out of sight after pressure from the tourism industry. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)

Honolulu council poised to scoot homeless from tourist streets

Hawaiian vacationers don't want to see homeless on the streets — and that's the driving logic behind a handful of Honolulu City Council measures approved this week that would make it nearly impossible for those without fixed addresses to loiter in public. Published September 11, 2014