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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 ** In this Feb. 10, 2014, fie photo Pascal Tessier, left, a gay Boy Scout, receives his Eagle Scout badge from Troop 52 Scoutmaster Don Beckham, right, in Chevy Chase, Md., to become one of the first openly gay Scouts to reach scouting's highest rank. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)

Boy Scouts fires openly gay scoutmaster in Seattle

The Boy Scouts of America has fired an openly gay scoutmaster, a 49-year-old Eagle Scout named Geoff McGrath who had been asked by his Methodist reverend in Seattle to start a new troop. Published April 1, 2014

** FILE ** TV chef Rachael Ray. (Associated Press)

Celebrity cook Rachael Ray on verge of tears for Obamacare

Rachael Ray, the daytime cook known best for drumming up homestyle meals in just a few minutes, is now making waves in the political world for her emotional thank-you to Vice President Joseph R. Biden for helping to bring to fruition the Obamacare that treated her brother. Published April 1, 2014

South Korean soldiers patrol through the military wire fences with hanging national flags at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other's waters Monday in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korea finds mysterious camera-carrying drone crashed on island

South Korean authorities say they found an unmanned drone that crashed on one of its islands just after its military exchanged hundreds of shells with North Korea — and they suspect the craft was a malicious spy attempt from Kim Jong-un's regime. Published April 1, 2014

FILE - This Nov. 20, 2011 file photo shows TV and radio commentator Glenn Beck at the 114th Anniversary Justice Louis Brandeis award Dinner given by the Zionist Organization of America in New York. A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings on Friday, March 28, 2014 filed a defamation lawsuit against Beck, accusing the conservative commentator of saying on the air that the plaintiff was "the money man" behind the attack. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Glenn Beck sued by Boston bombing victim for defamation

Glenn Beck is fending off a defamation charge brought by a 20-year-old Saudi Arabian student who was injured during the terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon, and then accused of being an attacker by the conservative media icon. Published April 1, 2014

** FILE ** A Christmas tree frames President Barack Obama as he talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Dec. 12, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Massachusetts townies demand school put 'Christmas' back on calendar

Apparently, Jesus is not the official reason for the season in Norwood, Mass., schools. But town residents have launched a fight, demanding that the school district — which previously subbed out "Christmas" on its student calendar for the more generic term of "winter" — reconsider its decision. Published March 31, 2014