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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

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

** FILE ** Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican. (Associated Press)

Univision staffer calls Rubio a 'token slave boy' on Facebook

An assistant to a top executive at the Spanish-language television network Univision attacked Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, on a staff member's Facebook page Wednesday, calling him a "loser" and a "token slave boy." Published February 10, 2013

** FILE ** This Jan. 31, 2013, file photo shows two Corona beers. (Associated Press)

Scientists suggest beer after a workout

Researchers at Granada University in Spain have found that beer can help the body rehydrate better after a workout than water or Gatorade. Published February 10, 2013

** FILE ** In this Oct. 16, 2011, file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., is seen during the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Source: Jackson Jr. plea deal includes 'significant jail time'

An exclusive by the Chicago Sun-Times has revealed a plea deal involving "significant jail time" is now on the table between former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and federal officials concerning a misuse of campaign funds. Published February 7, 2013

** FILE ** (The Washington Times)

Germaphobe Australian schools set to ban birthday candles

New guidelines set by Australian health officials will make party time a little less fun for schoolchildren by banning them from blowing out candles on their birthday cake in efforts to curb the spread of germs. Published February 7, 2013

(Photo courtesy Fairfax County Police Department)

'Horse lasagne' sparks new food scare in U.K.

U.K. food safety authorities warned the public Thursday not to eat beef lasagne by the frozen-food company, Findus, that's imported from France, stating that tests revealed the beef contains 60 to 100 percent horsemeat. Published February 7, 2013

A robin feeds a large worm to its nest of baby robins as they begin to hatch in a nest in a bush by the White House press briefing room on Friday.

Climate change researchers find new foe: Earthworms

While global leaders fret about carbon taxes and redistribution of wealth to developing countries, a new study suggests that not just humans, but earthworms contribute to global warming in a significant way, with populations set to boom in the next couple of decades. Published February 6, 2013

Mexican soldiers check cars at the customs checkpoint in Miguel Aleman, on Mexico's northeastern border with the U.S., Wednesday, March 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

Calif. green energy firm fined for paying Mexican labor mere pesos

Bloom Energy Corp. has been ordered by a U.S. District Court Judge to pay $31,922 back to employees in Mexico that it had underpaid. The green energy firm from Sunnyvale, Calif., has been paying Mexican workers less than $3 per hour, CBS San Francisco reports. Published February 6, 2013