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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

Actress Jamie Lynn Sigler, center, leaves the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine after the funeral service for James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013 in New York. Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano in the HBO show "The Sopranos", died while vacationing in Italy last week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'The Sopranos' cast flocks to Gandolfini funeral

"The Sopranos" cast flocked to the funeral for co-star James Gandolfini in New York on Thursday, one week after the 51-year-old actor died unexpectedly in Rome of a heart attack. Published June 27, 2013

Paula Deen

Dump on Deen: Wal-Mart cuts ties with celebrity chef

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Wednesday that it will be severing its ties with Paula Deen in the latest fallout after the TV chef gave a public apology for using racial slurs over 20 years ago. Published June 26, 2013

Sudan lawmaker calls for ban on women's sports

The Sudanese lawmaker who once described uncircumcised women as "dirty" has submitted a motion to a parliamentary subcommittee that would ban women in sports, saying it violates sharia law, the Sudan Tribune reported Tuesday. Published June 26, 2013