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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

Bill Maher hosts "Real Time with Bill Maher" in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/HBO, Janet Van Ham, File) ** FILE **

Bill Maher takes potshots at Christianity with self-mocking satire

It's Bill Maher at his most mocking. In a new video for the award-winning "Funny or Die" website, the HBO comedy host poses as an undercover Christian trying to explain his faked atheist schtick to a stunned colleague — all the while managing to convey his absolute disdain for the faith. Published September 17, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a a fundraiser in Lower Manhattan benefiting two union-backed Sept. 11 victims' advocacy groups, in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The former U.S. senator from New York and potential 2016 presidential candidate called on union members to mobilize to fight for the extension of the James Zadroga Act. The 2010 law provides medical treatment and compensation to those affected by the attack and is set to expire in 2015 and 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Hillary Clinton fundraising speech marred by amnesty hecklers

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's fundraising speech to a New York crowd was interrupted by a group of hecklers who broke through at the tail end of her remarks to demand why she supported deporting their illegal family members. Published September 17, 2014

Shirley Sotloff and her husband Arthur B. Sotloff exit a car as they return home after the memorial service for their son, slain journalist Steven Sotloff, at Temple Beth Ann, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Pinecrest, Fla. The Islamic State has beheaded two American journalists it held captive for what the militants called payback for more than 120 U.S. airstrikes on its assets in northern Iraq since Aug. 8. Journalists James Foley and Sotloff were two of what the State Department has described as "a few" Americans still being held hostage by the group. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Carl Juste)

Steven Sotloff spokesman: Team Obama 'bullied and hectored' family

A spokesman for the family of the second beheaded American journalist, Steven Sotloff, said they wanted to rescue him from the grips of the Islamic State, but officials working for President Obama "bullied" them into softening their approach. Published September 17, 2014

This Jan. 8, 2009, file photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department, shows a small Draganflyer X6 UAV drone as it makes a test flight in Mesa County, Colo. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team, File)

LAPD acquires drones, but outcry forces them under lock and key

Los Angeles police have acquired two mini-helicopter drones that were barred by voter backlash from staying with Seattle's cops -- but now they're facing the same outcries, and an independent police watchdog has stepped in and taken possession. Published September 17, 2014

Joan Rivers' doctor accused of snapping selfie in lead-up to cardiac arrest

Joan Rivers' personal doctor reportedly performed a biopsy on his famous client without her prior consent — and then snapped a selfie of himself next to her while she was under anesthesia — just moments before she went into cardiac arrest, a new statement to investigators revealed. Published September 17, 2014

Ferguson protesters chant "Arrest Darren Wilson!" during at a meeting of the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Clayton. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

Ferguson government meeting marked by angry protests — again

Angry protesters disrupted a local government gathering of Ferguson authorities, shouting for justice for fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown — the second time St. Louis residents have staged such an outburst at an official meeting in a week's time. Published September 17, 2014