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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

In this Aug. 12, 2014, photo, Jackie Dearing uses Facebook to promote organic vegetables and free-range poultry and beef grown at Dearing Country Farms near Bloomington, Ill. (AP Photo/The Pantagraph, David Proeber) ** FILE **

Alabama schools admit spying on students' social media accounts

Huntsville, Alabama, high school administrators say yes, they have been spying on students' social media accounts for the past 18 months or so — but that they've only done it because the National Security Agency warned of the potential for a "violent threat," they said. Published September 25, 2014

Pennsylvania attorney general's office blames woman for own rape

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office said in a response to a suit filed by a woman who was raped while working at a state prison: It's pretty much your own fault. The attorney general's office also casts fault on the state. Published September 25, 2014

A health worker, left, is seen on his way to collect a man suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.(AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

Sierra Leone cordons off 3 more areas to stop Ebola's spread

The government in Sierra Leone has gone beyond a national lockdown to fight the spread of Ebola, now cordoning off three more areas deemed "hotspots" for the disease — meaning, only a select few will be allowed to enter and exit the sites. Published September 25, 2014

In this June 9, 2013, file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File) **FILE**

Edward Snowden wins 'alternative Nobel' for spy alerts

Edward Snowen, the former National Security Agency contractor billed as both patriot and traitor for releasing information about the federal government's surveillance operations, has won the "alternative Nobel." Published September 24, 2014

Two Argentinean artists have styled Barbie and Ken dolls as religious figures for an exhibition in Buenos Aires. (Pool Paolini/Facebook)

Argentine artists style Ken, Barbie dolls as Jesus, Virgin Mary

A couple of Argentine artists are practically begging for controversy with their latest renditions of two iconic child's playthings, dressing the Ken doll as Jesus and his accompanying Barbie as the Virgin Mary, and posting both for online reaction. Published September 24, 2014

This May 14, 2012, file photo shows conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaking during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol in Jefferson City,  Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith, File) **FILE**

Pro-abortion waitress says she dumped Rush Limbaugh's $2K tips

A waitress who also happened to serve as the executive director of a Texas group that gives money to poor pregnant women who want to abort said she chose principle over money and dumped thousand dollar tips from one of her most famous customers — Rush Limbaugh — into the charity box. Published September 24, 2014

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Supreme Court chambers in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg goes political: I can't resign with this Senate

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took a hard look at the political landscape, saw a Senate that was looming as unfavorable to her leanings and summed up her fate: I can't resign now — there's nobody like me who could be confirmed, she said. Published September 24, 2014

A fire burns Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at a memorial in Ferguson, Mo., on the site where a Missouri police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson says the cause is under investigation. He says the first officer to arrive tried to extinguish the blaze but couldn't. The Fire Department eventually put it out. (AP Photo/Jacob Crawford)

Ferguson erupts with new wave of violence, burning, looting

The small community of Ferguson, Missouri, broke out in violence and looting again, with those in the streets this time smashing up the windows of a beauty supply store — the third time the shop has been hit by looters in the last few weeks. Published September 24, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, right, listens while Republican Sen. Pat Roberts speaks during a campaign stop at a mall in Dodge City, Kan., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Three-term incumbent Roberts is facing a challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Sen. Pat Roberts warns of 'national socialism' taking root

Sen. Pat Robert took on a campaign buddy -- former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole -- at a recent Dodge City event to raise money to keep his Kansas seat, warning those in attendance that it's not long before America turns the corner on the Constitution and takes on a more permanent socialistic feel. Published September 24, 2014