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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

World Taekwondo Federation President Choue Chung-won (left) gives an honorary taekwondo black belt and uniform to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Vladimir Putin earns 8th-degree black belt in karate

Russian President Vladimir Putin — known for his shirtless photo ops, including one on horseback that grabbed international headlines — can now lay claim to another feat related to physical fitness: He's earned a new high rank in karate. Published November 25, 2014

In this Nov. 13, 2014, photo, a passenger airliner flies past smokes emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China. A coalition of rights groups wants G-20 leaders to take action to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in society, reduce inequality and address climate change. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Mark Steyn heads to D.C. on 'Big Climate alarmism' defamation suit

Notable conservative pundit and writer Mark Steyn is heading to the D.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday over a defamation suit brought by climate scientist Michael Mann, who says those who outed his "hockey stick" theory as fraudulent were wrongfully assailing his work and character. Published November 25, 2014

Crowds watch the Remembrance Day ceremony from Parliament Hill near the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Patrick Doyle)

Canada government sites taken over by hackers

Several government websites in Canada have been hit by hackers -- specifically, those belonging to Parliament, the Supreme Court, the city of Ottawa and the police forces of both Ottawa and Toronto. Published November 25, 2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old,  on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, Pool)

Ferguson's late-night ruling called 'foolish and dangerous'

At least one political analyst is looking at the timing of the release of the grand jury ruling in Ferguson, Missouri, with disdainful eyes, calling the late-night announcement both "foolish and dangerous" and suggesting it practically dared protesters to unleash violence under cover of the night. Published November 25, 2014

A demonstrator holds a protest sign in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014,  after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

FAA declares no-fly over St. Louis due to gunshots

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned at least 10 flights from touching down in St. Louis, diverting the planes to other area ports due to gunshots that were fired into the sky during Ferguson protests. Published November 25, 2014

Chris Rock accepts the Hollywood comedy film award on stage at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Palladium on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Black Caucus decries 'black lives hold no value,' as celebrities tweet on ruling

Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued a scathing assessment of the grand jury ruling that found Officer Darren Wilson was innocent of any crime during the shooting of Ferguson teen Michael Brown, calling the decision a "miscarriage of justice" in a written statement. Published November 25, 2014

Jihab Khayyam, of St. Louis, left, gets out of his car and honks his horn to show solidarity with demonstrators as they march through traffic protesting the August shooting of Michael Brown, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Ferguson braces for eruption in wake of grand jury decision

Business owners have largely locked up shop, while area police have erected concrete barriers around the government buildings, all in anticipation of violence that could come from the grand jury decision in the Aug. 9 slaying of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Published November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas in this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Obama: 'I've actually been very restrained' on executive actions

President Obama said on a nationally televised interview that he's tried to accommodate Republicans in Congress and wait patiently for them to make the move on immigration — and that historians will say that he's been "very restrained" with his executive actions. Published November 24, 2014

Lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at a press conference in this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Rudy Giuliani: Blacks kill blacks — that's 'the reason for the heavy police presence'

New York City's Rudy Giuliani and MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson traded hot barbs during a televised interview about the roots of crime in black communities, with the former mayor ultimately blasting that if blacks didn't commit so many crimes, the police presence in their communities wouldn't be so heavy. Published November 24, 2014

Firefighters work to put out fires and protect structures along Center Street Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Weed, Calif. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette) ** FILE **

Florida fire department tells man reporting burning home: Call 911

A Florida man trying to stop his home from burning to the ground ran bare-footed down the road to the fire department that was located four houses away — only to be turned away by an emergency medical technician who told him to go call 911. Published November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama deplanes from Air Force One, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns form Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

DCCC email warns Democrats that Obama could go to prison

Key Democrats are taking the threat of a lawsuit that's plaguing President Obama due to his executive actions and turning it into a subtle money-maker, calling on fellow party members in a mass email to sign a petition or their leader could go to prison. Published November 24, 2014