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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 woman smokes a cigarette. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Smoker's widow awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages

A jury has awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages to a Florida widow who says her husband died because tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds was negligent in informing consumers of the negative health effects of smoking. Published July 20, 2014

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a vehicle sits under a collapsed building after landfall of typhoon Rammasun in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province. The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed more than a dozen people, the government said Sunday. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xia Yifang) NO SALES

Super typhoon Rammasun kills 18 in China

The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in more than 40 years has killed at least 18 people since making landfall on Friday afternoon, after hitting parts of the Philippines where the death toll has risen to 94. Published July 20, 2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the only U.S. troop to have been taken hostage by the Taliban in the long, hard-fought Afghanistan War. (U.S. Army Via Associated Press)

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could receive $350K tax-free: report

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could receive $350,000 tax-free from the federal government if the current investigation into his 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan concludes that he didn't desert his post. Published July 15, 2014