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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 jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

A heavily armed police officer stands guard at a Times Square subway station in New York on July 1, 2011. (Associated Press)

NYC transit system to begin sterilizing subway rats

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a pilot program Monday that would aim to curb the growing subway rat problem by sterilizing the animals so they can't reproduce. Published March 13, 2013

The National Institutes of Health has been studying obesity rates of lesbian women. (Associated Press)

Feds spend $1.5m to study lesbian obesity

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending $1.5 million to study the "high public-health significance" of why 75 percent of lesbian women are obese and gay men are not, CNS News reports. Published March 12, 2013

First lady Michelle Obama walks up to the microphone to speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, to welcome military families during a preview of the White House holiday decorations. The theme for the White House Christmas 2012 is Joy to All. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Michelle Obama to appear on cover of Vogue

First lady Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of Vogue magazine's April edition, which is set to hit the stands in the next week or two. Published March 12, 2013