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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Woman born male sues CrossFit for gender discrimination

Chloe Johnson, a transgender athlete who was born a male and who was prohibited by CrossFit from competing in a strength competition as a woman, has now launched a lawsuit claiming discrimination. Published March 7, 2014

Jim Greer, owner of Angus MacGregor's Trading Post, poses with two AR-15 assault rifles at his store, Waldorf, Md., Thursday, September 12, 2013. Greer is moving his gun shop and model train store to Pennsylvania because of Maryland's new gun legislation starting next month. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Calif. shop facing angry fire pulls 'smart gun' from shelves

A California shop that was about to go down in history as selling the first supposed "smart gun" in America has now done a one-eighty and pulled the product, after customers and Second Amendment activists unleashed a slew of complaints. Published March 7, 2014

High school senior Rachel Canning, 18, appears in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, N.J., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Canning is suing her parents for financial support and college tuition after she claims they threw her out of the home. (AP Photo/Daily Record, Bob Karp, Pool)

Rachel Canning revealed: Host let teen throw booze parties

The millionaire lawyer who's letting 18-year-old high-schooler Rachel Canning stay with his family as she sues her parents for money and college tuition allowed her a few years ago to throw a booze-filled party that left her drunk and puking in the streets. Published March 7, 2014

FILE - In this May 17, 2011 file photo, a Staples sign is displayed on the front of a Staple store, in Portland, Ore. Staples says it will shutter 225 North American stores, about 10 percent of Staples Inc.'s worldwide total of 2,200, by the end of 2015, and the office-supply retailer has started a plan to save about $500 million annually. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Staples shuttering 225 stores by mid-2015

Staples is closing down 225 of its stores in North America -- about 12 percent of its stock -- in an effort to cut costs and shore up weak revenue numbers. Published March 6, 2014

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Prayer power: Teen on deathbed awakens as family sings hymns

A BYU student who was struck by a car and given a five percent change of emerging from a coma shocked her doctors by opening her eyes — at the same time her family had gathered at her hospital bed to sing hymns. Published March 6, 2014

Ohio kid, 10, suspended for forming finger like gun

In yet another show of zero tolerance policy, administrators at one central Ohio middle school sent a fifth-grader home for three days for shaping his fingers like a gun and pointing them at another student's head. Published March 6, 2014

The USS Gravely has been deployed to the Mediterranean amid violence in Syria. In this photo, the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG-107) arrives at Naval Air Station Key West to participate in UNITAS Atlantic Phase 2012. UNITAS is an annual multi-national exercise hosted by the U.S. 4th Fleet in the western Caribbean Sea from Sept. 17 through Sept. 28. Thirteen ships from seven partner nations are participating. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker)

U.S. tasks Navy destroyer to Black Sea amid Ukraine tensions

The United States has ordered a dozen F-16 fighter gets to Poland and a guided-missile destroyer to the Black Sea in moves that are being billed as "scheduled" deployments -- but that nonetheless come amid heightening tensions in the region, from Russia-Crimea relations. Published March 6, 2014

A woman holds a poster against war at Kiev's Independence Square, in Ukraine, Thursday, March 6, 2014. The  Heads of State of the EU will meet Thursday in emergency session in Brussels to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The destroyed trade union offices which was burned in clashes seen in the background  (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

U.S. mocks Putin: You're full of 'Russian fiction'

The State Department issued a mocking message for President Vladimir Putin over justifications he's put forth about his invasion of Crimea: You're full of "Russian fiction," the statement read Published March 6, 2014

**FILE** North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives at the cemeteries of fallen fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities on the Korean peninsula. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians

North Korea tyrant Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered that 33 Christians believed to be working alongside South Korean Baptist missionary Km Jung-wook be put to death. Published March 6, 2014