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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar 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 can be reached at

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Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders perform with pink boots and pom poms for breast cancer awareness during an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Only 8 percent of NFL pink apparel sales go toward cancer research: report

As the NFL celebrates breast cancer awareness during the month of October by featuring players, coaches and referees in pink game apparel, a report by Business Insider reveals that only 8.01 percent of money spent on pink NFL merchandise is actually going towards cancer research. Published October 16, 2013

**FILE** A worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif., on May 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

Food stamp recipients flood La. Wal-Marts after EBT glitch

Word quickly spread in the Louisiana towns of Springhill and Mansfield that a food stamp glitch was giving recipients an unlimited balance on their EBT cards, causing two local Wal-Marts to be completely ransacked on Saturday night. Published October 14, 2013

** FILE ** Muslim demonstrators pray outside the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. A Malaysian appeals court on Monday upheld a government ban against the use of the word "Allah" to refer to God in non-Muslim faiths, overruling claims by Christians in this Muslim-majority nation that the restriction violates their religious rights. "Allah" is the Arabic word for God and is commonly used in the Malay language to refer to God. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysian court rules only Muslims can say 'Allah'

A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word "Allah" to refer to God, because it may cause "confusion" in the mainly Muslim country. Published October 14, 2013

Bodies of victims lie under plastic sheets after they were recovered from a cliff near the twon of Santa Teresa, Cuzco province, Peru, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. A makeshift bus carrying 51 Quechua Indians back from a party plunged off a cliff into a river Friday night near the provincial capital of Santa Teresa, an area about 310 miles (500 kilometers) southeast of Lima, killing everyone on board, including 14 children according to Santa Teresa police.(AP Photo/La Republica Newspaper)

Peru bus plunge kills 51, including 14 children

An improvised party bus carrying 51 Quechua Indians, including 14 children, on Friday night in southeastern Peru plunged off a cliff into a river, killing everyone on board. Published October 13, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, after a procedural vote on a bill to fund the government. Potential 2016 presidential candidates now in Congress, including Mr. Paul, have been relatively silent about a partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rand Paul: I'll always be a Republican

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning, Sen. Rand Paul told reporter Candy Crowley that he has been, and always will be, a member of the Republican Party. Published October 13, 2013