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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

Make-A-Wish backyard playground for disabled girl ticketed by city

A 10-year-old California girl with a seizure disorder so intense she can't play in public parks was given her own playground by the Make-A-Wish Foundation — but city officials have deemed it an ordinance violation that must go. Published October 10, 2014

Actress and event host Jane Fonda poses at the Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch at Greenacres on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

Jane Fonda drops bombshell, citing mother's 9 abortions

Pro-choice Hollywood icon Jane Honda — and the liberal activist whose name still draws a hiss from Vietnam veterans and military supporters — dropped a bombshell during a speech before a Beverly Hills rape victims' charity crowd, referring to a recent report she read about her mother and her mother's many abortions. Published October 10, 2014

The Obama administration resisted designating as "terrorism" the 2009 shootings by Nidal Malik Hasan, above,  at Fort Hood that killed 13 and wounded over 30. (Bell County Sheriff's Department via Associated Press)

Nidal Hasan, self-described 'Soldier of Allah,' touts jihad in letter to pope

Former Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan — who was guilty in the eyes of the Department of Defense of workplace violence for the 2009 shooting massacre at Fort Hood, despite his claim to be a "Soldier of Allah" — has now penned a letter to the pope, expressing his embrace of jihad. Published October 10, 2014

Police wearing riot gear form a line to contain protesters Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, a day after Vonderrit D. Myers was shot and killed by white, off-duty St. Louis police officer in St. Louis. Police say Myers was shot Wednesday after he opened fire on the off-duty officer, but Myers' parents say he was unarmed. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis, Ferguson police prep for 'bad things' in 'weekend of resistance'

Angry activists in the areas of St. Louis and Ferguson say they're planning a "weekend of resistance" in response to police shootings of two black men, both 18, in recent weeks, hoping the rallies will draw more attention to how law enforcement treats black people. Published October 10, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had surgery on his foot, leading many to believe it led to his disappearance from public view. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Kim Jong-un misses key ceremony, fueling mystery of whereabouts

North Korea's missing-in-action dictator, Kim Jong-un, didn't show for a key ceremony on Friday that was staged in part to pay tribute to his dead father and grandfather — a mysterious absence that only fuels talk that he's no longer in charge. Published October 10, 2014

Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Schu drinks a RedBull as he arrives for a spring training baseball workout, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in VIera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Red Bull settles class-action suit over false advertising

Red Bull has agreed to pay $13 million to put an end to a class-action lawsuit for false advertising, and now has to dole out settlement dollars to anyone who bought one of its beverages between the dates of Jan. 1, 2002, and Oct. 3, 2014. Published October 9, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Fashion Education Workshop, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Michelle Obama on Spanx shapewear: 'We all wear them with pride'

First lady Michelle Obama had nothing but praise for the billion dollar Spanx industry during her White House fashion forum, calling the secretly slimming material that's taken the shapewear field by storm a source of "pride" for women to wear. Published October 9, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., listens as North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis speaks during a meet and greet at Big Ed’s City Market in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Paul is helping Tillis even after supporting Tillis' chief rival in the GOP primary. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Rand Paul says student-teacher ratio 'should go to a million to one'

Sen. Rand Paul completely dismissed the idea that low student-to-teacher ratios were precursors to academic success, saying at a recent New Establishment Summit that a much higher ratio is okay by him -- even if it's a million students to one teacher. Published October 9, 2014

In this Sept. 14, 2014, file photo, a lion statue is removed from atop the Old State House on Washington Street in Boston. The Bostonian Society on Thursday Oct. 9, 2014, hopes to delicately remove a time capsule that has been sealed inside the lion's head since 1901. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Dina Rudick) ** FILE **

Bostonian Society to unveil time capsule contents in Old State House lion

The Bostonian Society is poised to reveal the contents of a copper box hidden in the head of a lion statue at the Old State House — contents that were placed there in 1901 and believed to be various letters, newspaper clips and political documents from the period. Published October 9, 2014