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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

Pope Francis speaks to reporters during a press conference aboard the flight toward Rome, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Francis kicked off his final day in Turkey with a lengthy, two-hour liturgy alongside Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in the Orthodox Church of St. George, where incense mingled with hypnotic chants and prayers on an important feast day for the Orthodox Church. (AP Photo/Filippo Monteforte, pool)

Pope Francis: Muslims say Koran 'is a prophetic book of peace'

Pope Francis, in Rome after a three-day trip to Turkey, told reporters that Islam was a religion of peace and that those of different faiths shouldn't be "enraged" at the Muslim community as a whole when acts of terrorism are committed. Published December 1, 2014

Girl Scouts from the Texas Council sell cookies,  Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, in Dallas. The Girl Scouts have marked their 90th year in the cookie business by getting most of the artificial fat out of all varieties of their iconic treats, which had been under attack by a few health-focused consumer groups. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) ** FILE **

Girl Scouts overturn ban on Internet cookie sales

The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. has given up its longstanding ban on selling its signature cookies online, and said OK to the "Digital Cookie" platform to help sell and ship around the country. Published December 1, 2014

In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, George Clooney arrives at the Aman hotel in Venice, Italy. Clooney made an appearance at New York Comic Con, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, for a panel on his upcoming film, "Tomorrowland."  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) ** FILE **

George Clooney blasted by Christian Bale: 'Stop whining'

George Clooney's complaints about paparazzi didn't go over well with his Hollywood compadre Christian Bale, who told a nationally read magazine that the newlywed ought to quit the crying — that it was "boring" and obnoxious. Published December 1, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton preaches to a crowd on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Family members of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer, attended the church service where the civil rights activist preached. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

Al Sharpton on Ferguson: 'We lost the round, but the fight ain't over'

The Rev. Al Sharpton said the resignation of Darren Wilson — the police officer who fatally shot teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9 — hardly constitutes justice, and in an address to a St. Louis church, implored the congregants to stay the course and continue the protests. Published December 1, 2014

A herd of buffaloes stand before they are slaughtered during a mass sacrifice ceremony at Gadhimai temple in the jungles of Bara district, about 160 miles (100 miles) south of Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A festival believed to be the largest animal sacrifice ritual in the world began Friday in southern Nepal, where devotees believe the sacrifices bring good luck and a Hindu goddess will grant their wishes. Organizers and the authorities defend the festival held every five years as a generations-old tradition, though animal rights activists decry it as barbaric. During the 2009 festival, an estimated 200,000 animals and birds were sacrificed. (AP Photo/Sunil Sharma)

Nepal holds mass animal sacrifice to appease goddess

Nepal streets ran red with blood Friday, the beginning of a two-day festival aimed at enticing a Hindu goddess to bestow good luck on residents via massive and widespread animal slaughter. Published November 28, 2014