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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- In this June 23, 2010, file photo, from left, Gina Durell, Island Durell and Linda Harrison of Pensacola, Fla., watch as crews work to clean up oil washed ashore at Pensacola Beach, Fla. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana washed up along the Florida Panhandle, hurting the state's tourism season that summer. (AP Photo/ Michael Spooneybarger, File)

Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water supply

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued a warning for residents this week after confirming the presence of a microscopic brain-eating amoeba in the water system of St. John the Baptist Parish. Published August 29, 2014

** FILE ** This undated image posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria on Sunday. (AP Photo/ Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group)

Filipino Catholics vow to counter Islamic State terrorists message

Catholics in the Philippines say they have a religious calling to serve as a counter to the message spewed by Islamic State terrorists, and as part of that mission, they're collecting donations for Iraq and Syria Christian's who've been displaced. Published August 28, 2014

** FILE ** This Jan. 15, 2014, file photo shows a test drone as it is is launched by catapult as a trail plane follows on a ranch near Sarita, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

California lawmakers vote to require warrants for spy drones

California legislators voted to mandate law enforcement to obtain warrants before sending drones out on surveillance missions, a move aimed at reining in what one lawmaker described as a true threat to individual privacy. Published August 28, 2014