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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

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014 file photo, actress Lena Dunham attends "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash," presented by SiriusXM, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Dunham has authored, "Not That Kind of Girl: 'A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned', " that will be released on Sept. 30, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Actress Lena Dunham warns GOP candidates could wreck sex lives

Actress Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO's "Girls," has entered the political fray, warning her fans in an email alert that they need to be careful who they vote for this November -- certain Republicans seeking Senate seats could damage their sex lives. Published September 26, 2014

President Barack Obama (left) announces the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Sept. 25, 2014. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA) **FILE**

The New York Times tweets of 'Obama resignation' by mistake

Republicans and Democrats alike may have experienced a massive head-scratching moment — though with different accompanying emotions — after reading a New York Times tweet about Eric Holder's resignation that mistakenly called it an "Obama resignation." Published September 26, 2014

The Houses of Parliament in London, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Britain's Parliament is to debate and vote on the UK response to Iraqi's government's request for support against the Islamic State group. A result to the vote is expected late Friday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Islamic State touts more than 3K Europeans among ranks

The number of Europeans jumping on the Islamic State bandwagon and joining the ranks of the terrorist organization has swelled to more than 3,000, said EU anti-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchova. Published September 26, 2014

In this April 25, 2012, file photo, an airplane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark. More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: continue to keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Pan Am lover offers golden era flight experience, a la 'Mad Men'

A Pan Am memorabilia collector is offering those who recall the golden age of flying — as well as those who want to experience it for the first time — a retro Boeing 747 setting, complete with 1960s-styled seats and uniformed flight attendants and top-of-the-line dining. The only glitch: The plane never leaves the ground. Published September 26, 2014

R.I. gubernatorial write-in candidate smokes pot in campaign ad

Compassion Party candidate Anne Armstrong — a write-in candidate for governor in Rhode Island, albeit a long-shot one — took to her campaign video with pot pipe in hand, firing up and inhaling, all while decrying the fact that her government lied to her about the negative effects of marijuana. Published September 26, 2014

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

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