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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 holds his hand over his heart as he participates in a wreath-laying ceremony with Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Superintendent Larry Adkison at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig city, outside of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. This is the last leg of Mr. Obama's four-nation tour through the Asia-Pacific region. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Email ensuring 'Obama looked good' was post-Benghazi priority

Key communication chiefs at the White House waged an all-out strategy to rally behind President Obama and help him push the mantra that the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. facility in Benghazi were due to an Internet video — and not policy failure, a watchdog revealed. Published April 29, 2014

** FILE ** Four U.S. servicemen carry a coffin draped with the U.S. flag containing possible remains of a U.S. serviceman to a C-17 cargo plane during a repatriation ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport, Cambodia, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The possible remains of U.S. soldiers found in eastern Kampong Cham province were repatriated to Hawaii for testing. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Sanitation worker saves 700 U.S. flags from NYC incinerators

A New York City sanitation worker with a patriotic bent has pulled more than 700 American flags from the trash heaps over the past year, collecting them in order to provide them with a proper disposal ceremony. Published April 28, 2014

Rep. Michael Grimm in FBI custody, to be indicted

Rep. Michael Grimm turned himself in to federal authorities on Monday and is awaiting indictment on unspecified criminal charges that are related to his running of a health food establishment in his pre-congressional days, before 2011. Published April 28, 2014

FILE - In this April 10, 2014 file photo, Alec Baldwin arrives 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival's Opening Night Gala at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Officials at the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls, R.I., said Baldwin will headline a fundraiser for the struggling public library June 7, at Fete in Providence, R.I. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)

Alec Baldwin, Barney Frank take to same stage — but dodge gay questions

Alec Baldwin, who's been accused of having homophobic tendencies, and Barney Frank, the gay former congressman from Massachusetts, took to the same stage this weekend for an amicable discussion of an upcoming documentary -- though they dodged questions about their differing opinions on homosexuality. Published April 28, 2014

**FILE** New York Knicks forward Larry Johnson speaks with a reporter during Knicks media day at their training facilities in Purchase, New York, Monday, Oct. 1, 2001. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

Knicks' Larry Johnson calls for all-black basketball league

New York Knicks executive Larry Johnson has a different take on the racial fire that's recently ignited over Clippers owner Donald Sterling, looking at the broader picture to make his main point: It's high time blacks started their own league, he said, on Twitter. Published April 28, 2014

Massachusetts moves to dub fluffernutter the official state sandwich

Move over peanut butter and jelly. In Massachusetts, moves are afoot to give a state stamp of recognition to peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff, as lawmakers have just pushed forward a bill that declares the fluffernutter as the official state sandwich. Published April 25, 2014

** FILE ** This 2009 file photo shows Iranian women lining up to cast their vote in the country's contentious presidential elections. (Associated Press)

Iran wins seat on U.N. body that presses for women's rights

Iran won seats on five subcommittees of the U.N. Economic and Social Council earlier this week, including one to the Commission on the Status of Women — a body tasked with pressing for women's rights around the world. Published April 25, 2014