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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 ** Illusionist David Blaine attends a special screening of "Filth and Wisdom" in New York in 2008. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Daredevil David Blaine dazzles in Manhattan prison magic show

David Blaine, known nationwide for his daredevil magical performances, took his show to a crowd of inmates at a Manhattan Department of Corrections facility that included rival gang members from the Bloods and Crips. Published August 26, 2014

** FILE ** A great white shark. (AP Photo/NOAA, Greg Skomal)

Massachusetts beach cleared over great white shark sighting

More than 1,000 Massachusetts beach-goers were ordered out of the water after a State Police helicopter reported seeing a 14-foot great white shark swimming just 75 yards from shore — just outside the buoys that separate the swimmers' area from the open ocean. Published August 26, 2014

FILE - This Aug. 27, 2012, file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Boehner is a $40 million fundraising force and shows no signs of losing his draw among fellow Republicans. The Ohio lawmaker accounts for about one-fifth of all National Republican Congressional Committee fundraising since January 2013, and he has helped the GOP's main House campaign committee raise millions more than his direct giving suggests. As Boehner considers retirement in coming years, Republicans are in the hunt for a prodigious fundraiser who can patch what could be a giant hole in campaign budgets. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

John Boehner posts bizarre wind-up toy monkey video

The official website of Speaker John Boehner posted a somewhat bizarre video of the lawmaker posed with a wind-up toy monkey on his lap, a 40-second spot that was aimed at showcasing his sense of humor while making a point: My political schedule is too busy. Published August 26, 2014

Rare blue lobster caught off coast of Maine

A daughter-father fishing duo caught the catch of their lifetime off the coast of Maine — a blue lobster that's so rare that the chances of netting one are about 1-in-2 million. Published August 25, 2014

President Barack Obama selects a club while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Obama is vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Maureen Dowd slams Obama for frequent golf trips

Liberal columnist Maureen Dowd stepped away from her normally supportive stance of the president to question Mr. Obama's recent and frequent golfing trips and paint him as hiding from his responsibilities. Published August 25, 2014