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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

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

This undated family handout photo shows British man Alan Henning, currently held hostage by Islamic State (IS) and whose life was threatened in the IS video in which they beheaded David Haines. (AP Photo/PA Wire)

Islamic State vows to kill 2nd Brit, ex-cabby Alan Henning

Islamic State terrorists say the next captive they'll kill is a British man, 47, named Alan Henning, a 47-year-old father of two who quit his job as a taxi driver to work for a Muslim charity organization in Syria. Published September 15, 2014

Malala Yousafzai's attackers arrested, Pakistan says

The Taliban militants responsible for shooting teenager Malala Yousafzai for fighting for women's rights and for equal access to eduction have been arrested, Pakistan authorities said on Friday. Published September 12, 2014

Rep. Raul Grijalva, Arizona Democrat. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hispanics huddle with White House for 'serious venting' session

A private meeting between White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to talk immigration was described by those in attendance as tense at best, with one lawmaker calling it an outright venting session. Published September 12, 2014

In this July 16, 2013, file photo, railroad oil tankers are lined up at the Port of Albany, in Albany, N.Y. While the federal government has ordered railroads to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale region, New York officials haven't decided whether to share that information with the public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Environmentalists sue feds over train transport of crude oil

A trio of environmental groups joined forces to sue the Department of Transportation, alleging the agency failed to respond to their petition to ban the use of DOT 111 — an older rail car model — to ship flammable crude oil. Published September 12, 2014

Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media during a news conference in Owings Mills, Md., in this May 23, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ray Rice swears off hard liquor in months since knockout

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice — who was captured on video knocking out his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an elevator at Atlantic City — reportedly said he hasn't touched a drop of hard liquor since he attacked her. Published September 12, 2014

** FILE ** Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Friends of the Family Banquet in Des Moines Iowa Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo by Justin Hayworth)

Sarah Palin clan involved in Anchorage dog sled melee: report

Members of Sarah Palin's family — including the former Alaska governor herself — were reportedly in the thick of a boisterous public brawl that involved around 20 people attending an Anchorage dog sled event, various media reported. Published September 12, 2014