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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

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Doritos Locos Tacos visionary dies at 41

Todd Mills, a visionary who became part of Taco Bell's billion-dollar Doritos Locos Tacos idea, died on Thanksgiving after battling brain cancer. He was 41. Published December 4, 2013

** FILE ** In this Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, file photo, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat pauses during an emergency cabinet session, at his compound, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, to enable foreign experts to take samples as part of a probe into his death. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

French investigators rule out Yasser Arafat poisoning

A team of French investigators have ruled out the possibility that deceased Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned, contrary to a previous report by Swiss scientists that said tests on his body showed "unexpected high activity" of polonium. Published December 3, 2013

Visitors are silhouetted as they view the Nativity scene during the 34th annual "Festival of Lights" at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Washington Temple in Kensington, Md., on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. (The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Nativity scene will be displayed at Florida Capitol

Some of those who fear a war on Christmas will be pleased to learn that a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus will be displayed at Florida's Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday and will remain throughout the Christmas season. Published December 3, 2013