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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 ** A great white shark. (AP Photo/NOAA, Greg Skomal)

Massachusetts beach cleared over great white shark sighting

More than 1,000 Massachusetts beach-goers were ordered out of the water after a State Police helicopter reported seeing a 14-foot great white shark swimming just 75 yards from shore — just outside the buoys that separate the swimmers' area from the open ocean. Published August 26, 2014

Rare blue lobster caught off coast of Maine

A daughter-father fishing duo caught the catch of their lifetime off the coast of Maine — a blue lobster that's so rare that the chances of netting one are about 1-in-2 million. Published August 25, 2014

President Barack Obama selects a club while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Obama is vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Maureen Dowd slams Obama for frequent golf trips

Liberal columnist Maureen Dowd stepped away from her normally supportive stance of the president to question Mr. Obama's recent and frequent golfing trips and paint him as hiding from his responsibilities. Published August 25, 2014

In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2014, Starbucks barista Laura Rodriguez serves up a drink while practicing inside a mobile truck on James Madison University campus in Harrisonburg, Va. The new mobile pilot program is only running in two other universities across the nation. (AP Photo/The Daily News-Record, Nikki Fox)

Starbucks 'pay it forward' streak hits nearly 400 customers

Hundreds of customers at the drive-thru of a Tampa-area Starbucks participated in the random act of kindness trend made famous by the movie "Pay it Forward," grabbing the tab for the car behind them — for nearly 400 cars. Published August 22, 2014