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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

People attend a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Scores of protesters chanting "Bring Back Our Girls" marched in the Nigerian capital Thursday as many schools across the country closed to protest the abductions of more than 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram, the government's failure to rescue them and the killings of scores of teachers by Islamic extremists in recent years. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Boko Haram slaughters 20 over nonpayment of Islamist tax

Twenty villagers in northeast Nigeria were slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists after they couldn't provide the full amount of demanded Islamist tax, a fee pushed on those of non-Muslim belief because they're considered second-class citizens. Published May 27, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama attends a meeting with Communities In Schools board members at the Ferebee-Hope Elementary School in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

Michelle Obama digs in for GOP 'assault' on lunch mandates

First lady Michelle Obama is gearing up to defend her school lunch menus from Republicans in Congress who are calling for a scale-back to the regulations, based on student complaints of going hungry and districts' claims of losing money. Published May 27, 2014

In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Iran's top leader backs the continuation of nuclear negotiations with the West but says he doubts they will succeed. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

Iran's ayatollah: Jihad will last until America is wiped out

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the era of negotiation of Tehran's nuclear program has ended and that those who wanted to deal with America — which he said must be destroyed — are guilty of treason. Published May 26, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum closing plenary in Washington, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Progressives say they have standing to push Hillary Clinton left

Liberal Democrats of more progressive mind say Hillary Clinton isn't really their candidate for the White House in 2016 -- but she very well could be, given the recent shifts in national policy and demographics which include an embrace of gay marriage and the growth of the Hispanic population. Published May 26, 2014

** FILE ** Glenn Greenwald speaks to the media after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport, on Friday, April 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Greenwald to publish list of U.S. citizens NSA spied on

Glenn Greenwald, one of the reporters who chronicled the document dump by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden via the U.K. press, now said he's set to publish his most dramatic piece yet: The names of those in the United States targeted by the NSA. Published May 26, 2014

Al Qaeda in Syria takes responsibility for car bombings

Al Qaeda's main affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, posted a message on its Twitter account on Monday laying claim to a couple of car bombings in the central city of Homs that left at least 10 dead. Published May 26, 2014

Palestinian Hamas supporters ride their motorcycles during a rally to support Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike at Israeli jails, in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Little girl recites poem on Hamas TV: "I shall buy a bullet, at any price'

A children's show on Hamas television that was just criticized for a bumblebee character that enticed watchers to shoot Jews has a new broadcast out that's causing angst — a little girl who recites a poem from memory and references the need to buy a bullet, no matter what it takes. Published May 26, 2014