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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

FBI Director James Comey takes a question during a news conference at the FBI field office in Denver, Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014. FBI Director James Comey says Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are "savages" and that the agency is helping investigate the killing.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

FBI's facial recognition technology goes fully operational

The federal government's Next Generation Identification System — a biometric database that relies largely on facial-recognition technology — is now fully operational, the FBI announced Monday. Published September 16, 2014

Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, left, speaks at a Little Rock, Ark., news conference as U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., listens Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Huckabee endorsed Cotton in the race for U.S. Senate against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Mike Huckabee makes waves with 2016 White House talk

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said another run at the White House is a distinct possibility and that he's in a much better spot than he was in 2008 — better known, a better money draw. Published September 16, 2014

SMILE: Body-mounted cameras, like ones used by other U.S. police forces, are coming to District. (Associated Press)

White House: 'We support the use of cameras' on police uniforms

The White House said that issuing cameras for police to wear on their uniforms is a good thing, and it would help ward off just the type of mistrust displayed by Ferguson, Missouri, residents toward law enforcement. Published September 16, 2014

Hobby Lobby president urges Christians to stand strong against feds

The president of Hobby Lobby — the business at the heart of the Supreme Court case that solidified the rights of for-profit ventures to deny abortifacient coverage in employee insurance plans — said Christians need to stand strong for religious freedoms. Published September 15, 2014

A shell of what was once part of the facade of one of the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center rises above the rubble that remains after both towers were destroyed in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin, File)

Girl, 11, told by school to leave 9/11 memorial T-shirt at home

An 11-year-old girl trying to honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, the same way she has for years — by wearing a T-shirt to school that lists the names of those who died in New York City's twin towers — was suddenly told by administrators to take it off, her stepfather said. Published September 15, 2014