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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 jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

A startling new anti-gun ad released by a San Francisco-based production company encourages children to commit a series of crimes by stealing their parents' guns and turning them over to school officials. (Sleeper 13 Productions)

PSA encourages kids to steal parents' guns, hand over to teachers

A startling new anti-gun ad released by a San Francisco-based production company encourages children to commit a series of crimes by stealing their parents' guns and turning them over to school officials, The Daily Caller reported Monday. Published December 22, 2014

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Robert Murray, top SEIU organizer, charged with assaulting NYPD officers

Robert Murray, a six-figure-earning organizer for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is reportedly on unpaid leave after being charged with two felony counts of assaulting a police officer during protests on the Brooklyn Bridge last weekend. Published December 21, 2014

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'Allahu Akbar' shouted by 2 French men in separate attacks

A French man shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great" in Arabic) as he smashed his vehicle into a crowd of people, injuring 11, one day after another French man shouted the same phrase in an attack on three police officers. Published December 21, 2014

In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, actor Steve Carell attends a special screening of "Foxcatcher" during the AFI FEST 2014 in Los Angeles. Carell portrays John du Pont, a millionaire convicted of third-degree murder in the death of Dave Schultz, an Olympic champion freestyle wrestler. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

Steve Carell movie set in North Korea canceled by New Regency

New Regency reportedly has pulled the plug on its Steve Carell movie "Pyongyang," after Sony decided to cancel it's Christmas Day premiere of "The Interview" due to North Korean hackers threatening a 9/11-style attack. Published December 18, 2014

A banner for "The Interview"is posted outside Arclight Cinemas, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. A U.S. official says North Korea perpetrated the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Newt Gingrich calls North Korea's Sony hack 'an act of war'

Newt Gingrich is taking the Sony fallout seriously, arguing on Twitter Wednesday that the North Korean government has engaged in "an act of war" by bullying Sony and major theater chains across the country into canceling the premiere of "The Interview." Published December 18, 2014