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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar was a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

** 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

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‘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

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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

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