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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** Samuel Adams Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, joins the Lexington Minute Men, a group of Revolutionary War re-enactors, in signing a new petition calling for Americans to honor Patriots' Day as a national holiday.  (PRNewsFoto/Samuel Adams, Josh Reynolds/AP Images)

Sam Adams beer brewer nixes St. Patrick's parade that won't allow gays

Boston Beer Co., the maker of the Samuel Adams brew -- and the same company that omitted mentioning God in its Declaration of Independence-based ad -- now faces a new flap: It's pulled its sponsorship from the local St. Paddy's Day parade after learning gay veterans can't participate in it. Published March 14, 2014

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, June 15, 2010, photo, workers at General Motors' Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio put the final touches on Chevy Cobalts. U.S. safety regulators are demanding that General Motors turn over documents detailing what the company knew when about a dangerous ignition problem that has been linked to 13 car-crash deaths. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

GM at fault for 303 airbag-related deaths: safety group

General Motors' woes have gotten a bit worse. A safety report shows that airbag deployment issues in 1.6 million recently recalled vehicles possibly contributed to the deaths of 303 people — far greater than GM's reported toll of 12 deaths related to the vehicles. Published March 14, 2014

Secretary of State John F. Kerry says restoration of U.S. military aid to Egypt depends largely Cairo's progress making reforms. (Associated Press)

John Kerry admits Israeli-Palestinian mistrust hits record highs

Secretary of State John Kerry said relations between Israelis and Palestinians have fallen to all-time lows and mistrust among the two peoples have spiked to all-time highs -- and yet, he still says those gaps can be bridged and peace can prevail. Published March 13, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron talks during a joint press conference following his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

David Cameron: Tony Blair's not really my friend

Sitting Prime Minister David Cameron took a quick shot at former Prime Minister Tony Blair, bluntly telling the U.K. media that the two were not personally close and could hardly be considered friends. Published March 13, 2014

** FILE ** Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Mike Huckabee: Opposing abortion is 'how we save this republic'

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, known as a fighter of traditional family values and Christian principles, said the Republican Party needed to wrap its collective fingers around anti-abortion policy because doing so would prove a clear election winner. Published March 13, 2014

** FILE ** This file photo provided Jan. 29, 2013, by the California Department of Corrections shows Bruce Davis. A California parole board has recommended parole for Davis, a convicted killer and former Charles Manson follower. The recommendation is subject to a 120-day review period, and a review by the governor. (AP Photo/California Department Of Corrections, File)

Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis granted parole

Bruce Davis, a convicted murderer who once served as an associate of Charles Manson, was granted parole from his California prison cell — though whether he will actually go free is still a matter to be decided. Published March 13, 2014

** FILE ** A Twitter logo hangs at the offices of Twitter Inc. in San Francisco in 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Twitter crashes for second time in nine days

Twitter, the social media giant, crashed for a time on Tuesday — the second glitch that shuttered its operations in the last nine days, the New York Post reported. Published March 13, 2014

In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis arrives to a retreat outside Rome aboard a bus with cardinals and bishops, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Francis and the heads of Vatican offices traveled to Ariccia, in the hills south of Rome, where the Society of St. Paul offered up a retreat house for spiritual exercises through Friday. Jesuits typically do such Lenten retreats away from home, and Francis is breaking with recent papal tradition of prayers and meditation at the Vatican during the 40-day Lenten period preceding Easter. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

Pope Francis shakes Vatican Bank with 'earthquake' reforms

Pope Francis has more than made good on his promise to investigate the scandal-tainted financial wing of the Vatican, cleaning house with such vigor that at least one Catholic Church watcher is calling it akin to an earthquake. Published March 13, 2014

** FILE ** Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat. (Associated Press)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims Constitution is 400 years old

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat representing Texas, suggested during a recent address to congressional colleagues that the Constitution and the American system of governance has lasted about 400 years — insinuating that our guiding legal document was signed around 1614. Published March 13, 2014

An Israeli is positioned at the Israel and Gaza border on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Gaza militants resumed rocket fire toward Israel on Thursday, striking the outskirts of two major cities a day after launching the largest barrage since an eight-day Israeli offensive in late 2012. Israel has responded with a series of airstrikes on militant targets. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Gaza militants offer Israel cease-fire of rocket blasts

Militants in the Gaza Strip offered Israel on Thursday a cease-fire to all rocket blasts, just hours after the Jewish nation unleashed a torrent of attacks that targeted 29 Palestinian sites — many of which were confirmed hits. Published March 13, 2014