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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

President Barack Obama, left, announces the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, right, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on September 25, 2014. Holder has served as Attorney General since the beginning of the President’s first term. The President has not named a successor. Photo Credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa USA

The New York Times tweets of 'Obama resignation' by mistake

Republicans and Democrats alike may have experienced a massive head-scratching moment — though with different accompanying emotions — after reading a New York Times tweet about Eric Holder's resignation that mistakenly called it an "Obama resignation." Published September 26, 2014

The Houses of Parliament in London, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Britain's Parliament is to debate and vote on the UK response to Iraqi's government's request for support against the Islamic State group. A result to the vote is expected late Friday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Islamic State touts more than 3K Europeans among ranks

The number of Europeans jumping on the Islamic State bandwagon and joining the ranks of the terrorist organization has swelled to more than 3,000, said EU anti-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchova. Published September 26, 2014

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014 file photo, actress Lena Dunham attends "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash," presented by SiriusXM, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Dunham has authored, "Not That Kind of Girl: 'A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned', " that will be released on Sept. 30, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Actress Lena Dunham warns GOP candidates could wreck sex lives

Actress Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO's "Girls," has entered the political fray, warning her fans in an email alert that they need to be careful who they vote for this November -- certain Republicans seeking Senate seats could damage their sex lives. Published September 26, 2014

In this Aug. 12, 2014, photo, Jackie Dearing uses Facebook to promote organic vegetables and free-range poultry and beef grown at Dearing Country Farms near Bloomington, Ill. (AP Photo/The Pantagraph, David Proeber) ** FILE **

Alabama schools admit spying on students' social media accounts

Huntsville, Alabama, high school administrators say yes, they have been spying on students' social media accounts for the past 18 months or so — but that they've only done it because the National Security Agency warned of the potential for a "violent threat," they said. Published September 25, 2014

Pennsylvania attorney general's office blames woman for own rape

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office said in a response to a suit filed by a woman who was raped while working at a state prison: It's pretty much your own fault. The attorney general's office also casts fault on the state. Published September 25, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his office at city hall to take part in a vote on July 9, 2014. Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to do what months of scandals over drug and alcohol abuse could not, drop his bid for re-election. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014,  Ford has a malignant liposarcoma.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Rob Ford's sister tells police she smoked crack with him

Rob Ford's sister, Kathy Ford, told police that she smoked crack with her famous mayoral brother back in April in front of the dealer who sold him the drug that evening, new court documents revealed. Published September 25, 2014

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, speaks with Ambassador Vitaly Churkin during a UN Security Council meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the United Nations. Members of the Security Council were expected to adopt a resolution that would require all countries to prevent the recruitment and transport of would-be foreign fighters preparing to join terrorist groups such as the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Russians laugh as Obama chides on Ukraine aggression

President Obama issued a tough assessment of Russia's incursion into Ukraine as part of his General Assembly remarks Thursday, calling for a stand-down to the military mission — but Russian delegates weren't exactly respectful. Published September 25, 2014

A health worker, left, is seen on his way to collect a man suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.(AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

Sierra Leone cordons off 3 more areas to stop Ebola's spread

The government in Sierra Leone has gone beyond a national lockdown to fight the spread of Ebola, now cordoning off three more areas deemed "hotspots" for the disease — meaning, only a select few will be allowed to enter and exit the sites. Published September 25, 2014