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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

** FILE ** Coast Guard crew members from the cutter Bernard C. Webber offload bales of cocaine, Friday, April 26, 2013 at the U.S. Coast Guard base in Miami Beach, Fla. The 2,200 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $27 million, was seized after stopping a fishing boat in the Western Caribbean Sea. (Associated Press)

Florida fishermen find $2.5 million bale of cocaine

Five fisherman on a commercial expedition off the Florida panhandle on Wednesday found a package containing 55 pounds of cocaine floating in the water, worth an estimated $2.5 million, before handing it over to police, reported. Published June 18, 2013

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Bill Ayers: Obama should be tried for war crimes

Former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers says that while he still likes President Obama personally, he deserves "a failing grade" on the presidency and should be tried for war crimes. Published June 18, 2013

** FILE ** Thai Buddhist monks pray for peace as anti-government demonstrators gather to shout insults at police outside police headquarters on Friday, April 9, 2010, in Bangkok. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

Thai Buddhist monks under scrutiny for indulgences

Thailand's national Buddhism body said Monday it is monitoring monks nationwide for any behavior that does not adhere "to Buddha's teachings of simplicity and self-restraint." Published June 17, 2013

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (Associated Press)

Vladimir Putin: I did not steal Super Bowl ring

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has denied accusations by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft that Mr. Putin pocketed his Super Bowl ring during an encounter in 2005. Published June 16, 2013