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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

A fire burns Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at a memorial in Ferguson, Mo., on the site where a Missouri police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson says the cause is under investigation. He says the first officer to arrive tried to extinguish the blaze but couldn't. The Fire Department eventually put it out. (AP Photo/Jacob Crawford)

Ferguson erupts with new wave of violence, burning, looting

The small community of Ferguson, Missouri, broke out in violence and looting again, with those in the streets this time smashing up the windows of a beauty supply store — the third time the shop has been hit by looters in the last few weeks. Published September 24, 2014

FILE - In this June 9, 2013 file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, in Hong Kong.  Edward Snowden has been selected among the winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "alternative Nobel," for his disclosures of top secret surveillance programs. The award foundation on Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014  said the former National Security Agency contractor splits the honorary portion of the prize with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File)

Edward Snowden wins 'alternative Nobel' for spy alerts

Edward Snowen, the former National Security Agency contractor billed as both patriot and traitor for releasing information about the federal government's surveillance operations, has won the "alternative Nobel." Published September 24, 2014

In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syria's President Bashar Assad waves to his supporters upon his arrival to the presidential palace to take the oath of office for his third seven-year term in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

Calls grow for U.S. to take out Assad, along with Islamic State

Since the United States is already conducting airstrikes over Syria to root out and kill Islamic State terrorists, the military ought to just go ahead and bomb President Bashar Assad — that's the theory coming from the Syrian National Coalition camp anyway. Published September 24, 2014

Two Argentinean artists have styled Barbie and Ken dolls as religious figures for an exhibition in Buenos Aires. (Pool Paolini/Facebook)

Argentine artists style Ken, Barbie dolls as Jesus, Virgin Mary

A couple of Argentine artists are practically begging for controversy with their latest renditions of two iconic child's playthings, dressing the Ken doll as Jesus and his accompanying Barbie as the Virgin Mary, and posting both for online reaction. Published September 24, 2014

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, wave to supporters after Mr. Romney conceded the presidential race at his election night rally on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) ** FILE **

Ann Romney on Mitt in 2016: 'Well, we will see'

Ann Romney didn't do much to further the notion that her husband, Mitt, might try for another run at the White House in 2016 — but she didn't do much to stop it from spreading, either. Published September 24, 2014

Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. "ain't compromising his lifestyle," writes Liberal Bully of the Week author Rusty Humphries. Mr. Kennedy and his new bride,  actress Cheryl Hines, bought a $5 million manse in Malibu. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

RFK Jr. wants law to 'punish global warming skeptics'

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., one of climate change's loudest activists, said there should be a law that lets authorities punish skeptics and deniers - those who engage in "selling out the public trust," he said, in an interview with Climate Depot during New York City's recent People's Climate March. Published September 23, 2014

Former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this March 5, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

GOP fumes as Lois Lerner talks to press but snubs Congress

For Congress, Lois Lerner pleaded the Fifth, but for Politico, the embattled ex-IRS director gave a breezy biographical sketch that included her insistence that she had nothing to apologize for — and that she did nothing wrong. Now Republicans are fuming. Published September 23, 2014


Gabby Giffords' attack dog gun ads called 'base and vile' — by supporters

The Gabby Giffords that tried to wring out sympathy votes for gun control by citing her near-death gun-related experience is long gone, it seems. Now, the former Arizona lawmaker has gone on the attack with new campaign videos that are so vicious that even those on the left say they're shocked. Published September 23, 2014