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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, 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

Actor Charlie Sheen attends the FX Summer Comedies Party at Lure in Los Angeles on June 26, 2012. (Todd Williamson/Invision/Associated Press) **FILE**

Charlie Sheen to cop-killings suspect Dorner: Call me

Actor Charlie Sheen recorded a video Saturday, reaching out to ex-Los Angeles police Officer Christopher Dorner, the triple-murder suspect who is the subject of a massive manhunt. Published February 10, 2013

** 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

(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

** 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

** 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