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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

** FILE ** A job seeker grabs a flier advertising a job at Orange County One Stop Center in Westminster, Calif., on Jan. 4, 2013. (Associated Press)

Obama's minimum wage hike to $9 would kill jobs, report says

President Obama's push to hike the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour may sound good to minimum wage earners, but business owners and economic analysts aren't applauding. History shows that mandated minimum wage hikes often lead to massive job loss. Published February 13, 2013

A magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich on Oct. 10, 2011. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Patent dispute: Facebook sued over 'like' button

Facebook is being sued by a Dutch widow who alleges her husband, who died in 2004, was the inventor of the social media site's "like" button, and that the technology was used without permission. Published February 12, 2013

French lovers David, 22, and Charlene, 23, share a Valentine's Day kiss near Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. The padlocks on the fence of the bridge belong to lovers who throw the keys to the locks into the Seine as a symbol of enduring love. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon )

D.C.-area men in bidding war for Valentine's dates

This isn't desperate at all. So far, 2,696 Washington-area men have paid good money to place bids on the website WhatsYourPrice, all in hopes of winning of a Valentine's Day date with a local woman, according to a report in The Washington Examiner. Published February 12, 2013

A hearse containing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's casket leads a motorcade leaving the Multi-Purpose Stadium in Midlothian, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2013 for the 200-mile journey to Austin, where Kyle will be buried at the Texas State Cemetery. Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were shot and killed Feb 2. at a North Texas gun range. (Associated Press/Star-Telegram)

Chris Kyle's funeral procession draws thousands

Thousands lined streets and highway overpasses in Midlothian, Texas, on Tuesday to pay respects to slain former Navy SEAL Christopher Kyle as his funeral procession travels 200 miles to Austin. Published February 12, 2013

Rep. Trey Gowdy (right), South Carolina Republican

Republicans to Obama: Schmooze more, and you might get your way

Republicans are sending a message to President Obama in the final hours before he's expected to lay out an ambitious policy plan in his State of the Union address: Schmooze more, and White House policies might pass congressional muster more easily. Published February 12, 2013

** File ** Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf waves upon his arrival for a hearing at the Supreme Court in Islamabad on, Aug. 27, 2012. (Associated Press)

Pakistan conducts ballistic missile test

First North Korea. Now Pakistan. The Pakistani government said Tuesday it had successfully conducted a test of its short-range ballistic missiles — which are capable of carrying nuclear firepower. Published February 12, 2013