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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

Lazarus, a mixed-breed dog who survived a euthanasia attempt and a car accident, sits by his new owner, Jane Holston, in Helena, Ala., on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Turned in to an animal shelter by his previous owner, a volunteer found the dog alive in the shelter the morning after he was injected with deadly chemicals. Holston adopted the dog from Two by Two Animal Rescue, which named him Lazarus after the man the Bible says Jesus raised from the dead. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Dog named 'Lazarus' after surviving euthanasia attempt

A dog that was unwanted, at an animal shelter, and given a lethal injection somehow came back to life — and subsequently was named "Lazarus," after the biblical Lazarus that Jesus saved. Published October 6, 2014

This May 24, 2013, file photo shows the empty Delta airlines terminal 3 at JFK airport in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) ** FILE **

Two planes go bump in the night at JFK Airport

A commercial jet sitting on the tarmac at New York City's Kennedy Airport was bumped from behind by a Royal Jordanian plane from Amman, Jordan, that had just flown in from Charleston, S.C. Published October 6, 2014

TSA agents man the checkpoint for pre-cleared passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson) ** FILE **

TSA agents spill ashes of dead mother during urn search

A grieving son's plans to transport his dead mother's ashes to Puerto Rico and scatter them at sea went awry when Transportation Security Administration agents popped open the urn — and spilled them. Published October 6, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden bites his lip while speaking to students faculty and staff at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Joe Biden gaffe on being vice president: It's 'a [expletive]'

Joseph Biden made another high-profile, expletive-laced flub during his recent Harvard University address, responding to a question from the vice president of the student body with his off-the-cuff assessment of being second-in-charge. Published October 3, 2014

In this Sept. 5, 2014, file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent looks for signs along trail while on patrol near the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Judicial Watch sues Homeland Security, alleging immigration 'cover-up'

Government watchdog Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, accusing the agency of stonewalling and failing to provide records on 36,000 criminal illegal immigrants who were released from government detention. Published October 3, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Obama mocks Fox News for reporting 'fanged threat' of Obamacare

President Obama took a cheap shot at Fox News during a speech to a Northwestern University crowd, telling listeners that the cable outlet went above and beyond the realm of realities when reporting on the negatives of Obamacare. Published October 3, 2014

In this July 12, 2013, file photo, anti-abortion rights supporter Katherine Aguilar holds a crucifix and prays while opponents and supporters of abortion rights gather in the State Capitol rotunda in Austin, Texas. Nearly three-quarters of Texas' 18 abortion facilities would be forced to close by the end of Aug. 2014 if one of the nation's toughest new anti-abortion laws is allowed to take effect, attorneys for clinics challenging the law told a federal judge Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa, File)

Two-thirds of Texas abortion clinics close in face of court ruling

Nearly two-thirds of abortion clinics in Texas are being forced to immediately close — the result of a federal appeals court ruling that reinforced a state law that allows the government to require the facilities to abide by the same strict standards as hospitals. Published October 3, 2014