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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

Evangelist Pat Robertson is seen at left as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigns at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Va., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Netflix to release Mitt Romney documentary 'Mitt'

Netflix has released the trailer for the much-anticipated documentary "Mitt," based on the six years leading up to Mitt Romney's loss in the 2012 presidential race against President Obama. Published December 18, 2013

Russian sitcom star: Burn gays alive in ovens

A star in Russia's version of the popular U.S. sitcom "Scrubs" recently told fans that he wants to burn homosexuals alive, adding more fuel to the controversy surrounding the country's gay propaganda laws. Published December 17, 2013

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Reno hospital gunman shoots 4, kills himself

A gunman walked into a hospital building in Reno, Nev. and opened fire Tuesday afternoon, injuring four people before turning the gun on himself. Published December 17, 2013

Surveillance video shows Sam McNair hugging his teacher at Duluth High School. (Screenshot: CBS Atlanta)

Georgia student suspended for a year after hugging teacher

A Georgia high school student was suspended for a year after a surveillance video caught him hugging his teacher, and a petition calling for his "extreme punishment" to be lifted has gained significant support. Published December 17, 2013

In this Dec. 16, 2013 photo, embroidered mittens that the U.S. Olympic Committee are selling as part of a fundraiser, are shown, in Denver. The U.S. Olympic Committee is charging $14 a pair for the blue gloves that have the word "Go" embroidered in red on one mitten and "USA" on the other. The pair is also labeled with a tag on the inside which says the gloves are "Made in China." The foreign-made mittens are available at the USOC's official online shop of the U.S. Olympic Team. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

'Go USA': U.S. Olympic fundraising mittens made in China

The red-white-and-blue mittens being sold to the public to raise funds for U.S. Olympic athletes were made in China, less than two years after a firestorm erupted over the athletes' "Made in China" uniforms for the 2012 summer games. Published December 17, 2013