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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

Afghan security forces take cover during clashes with Taliban fighters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Gunmen launched a pre-dawn attack on the Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital, raining down rockets, setting off a gunbattle with security forces and forcing the airport to close for hours, officials said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Taliban in Afghanistan behead 12 family members of police

Members of the Taliban torched an estimated 60 homes and beheaded 12 civilians — all of whom are believed to have been relatives of police — in an assault in the eastern portion of Afghanistan, in the Ghazni province. Published September 26, 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

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

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

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

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

This May 14, 2012, file photo shows conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaking during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol in Jefferson City,  Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith, File)

Pro-abortion waitress says she dumped Rush Limbaugh's $2K tips

A waitress who also happened to serve as the executive director of a Texas group that gives money to poor pregnant women who want to abort said she chose principle over money and dumped thousand dollar tips from one of her most famous customers — Rush Limbaugh — into the charity box. Published September 24, 2014

Two Argentinean artists have styled Barbie and Ken dolls as religious figures for an exhibition in Buenos Aires. (Pool Paolini/Facebook)

Argentine artists style Ken, Barbie dolls as Jesus, Virgin Mary

A couple of Argentine artists are practically begging for controversy with their latest renditions of two iconic child's playthings, dressing the Ken doll as Jesus and his accompanying Barbie as the Virgin Mary, and posting both for online reaction. Published September 24, 2014

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg goes political: I can't resign with this Senate

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took a hard look at the political landscape, saw a Senate that was looming as unfavorable to her leanings and summed up her fate: I can't resign now — there's nobody like me who could be confirmed, she said. Published September 24, 2014

In this June 9, 2013 file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, in Hong Kong.  Edward Snowden has been selected among the winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "alternative Nobel," for his disclosures of top secret surveillance programs. The award foundation on Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014  said the former National Security Agency contractor splits the honorary portion of the prize with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File)

Edward Snowden wins 'alternative Nobel' for spy alerts

Edward Snowen, the former National Security Agency contractor billed as both patriot and traitor for releasing information about the federal government's surveillance operations, has won the "alternative Nobel." Published September 24, 2014