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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

** 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

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 ** In this Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

List Hillary Clinton's successes? State Dept. spokeswoman flubs answer

A spokeswoman for the State Department has been subjected to mocking national headlines after she stumbled over a question about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's accomplishments — and then made matters worse with a second-day do-over that was little more than a bureaucratic jumble. Published April 24, 2014

** FILE ** A view from 7 World Trade Center shows ongoing construction at the World Trade Center site on Friday Jan. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Muslims offended that 9/11 museum movie speaks of jihad

Muslims say that a documentary that's going to be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum called "The Rise of al Qaeda" is offensive and shouldn't be shown in its current form. Published April 24, 2014

This image provided by Rachel Anderson shows officials at the site of an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Opal, Wyo. Officials said there are no reports of injuries and the residents of Opal have been evacuated to an area about 3 miles outside the town as a precaution. Opal has about 95 residents and is about 100 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rachel Anderson)

Wyoming gas plant explosion sends entire town fleeing

A gas explosion at a processing plant in southwesters Wyoming sent an entire town into evacuation mode and on Thursday, emergency responders were will waiting for the fire to burn itself out. Published April 24, 2014

E-cigarettes appear on display at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

FDA proposes ban on e-cigarette sales to minors

The Food and Drug Administration is issuing a proposal on Thursday to ban the sales of electronic cigarettes to minors, a move that market watchers say could dramatically impact the industry's pocketbook. Published April 24, 2014

Netanyahu's driver accused of raping girls under age 12

A driver for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was arrested and accused of serially raping girls between the ages of 8 and 12 — and he admits some of the allegations are true, his attorney said. Published April 24, 2014