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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 Mississippi Subway franchise has fired employee Sierra Mccurdy following intense backlash over a photograph she posted on Facebook that showed her in her employee's uniform celebrating the news of a tragic police shooting in Hattiesburg. (Instagram via New York Daily News)

Subway employee fired for 'got em' post celebrating police murders

A Mississippi Subway franchise has fired employee Sierra Mccurdy following intense backlash over a photograph she posted on Facebook that showed her in her employee's uniform celebrating the news of a tragic police shooting in Hattiesburg. Published May 11, 2015

Mars Inc. , the candy giant that makes M&Ms, Snickers and Twix, said Friday that it supports government recommendations to limit sugar intake and hopes to further address the "health and nutritional challenges facing our society." (Wikimedia Commons)

Mars candy maker says lay off the sugar

Mars Inc., the candy giant that makes M&Ms, Snickers and Twix, said Friday that it supports government recommendations to limit sugar intake and hopes to further address the "health and nutritional challenges facing our society." Published May 8, 2015

This May 2, 2015, file photo shows Floyd Mayweather Jr. gesturing during a press conference following his welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Mayweather said in an upcoming interview with Showtime that at this moment he's not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao "because he's a sore loser and he's a coward." (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Floyd Mayweather: No rematch against 'coward,' 'sore loser' Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather is backtracking on reports that he'd be interested in a rematch against Manny Pacquiao, calling the Filipino fighter a "coward" and a "sore loser" for admitting right after his loss Saturday in Las Vegas that he had been dealing with a shoulder injury. Published May 8, 2015

The Cleveland Cavaliers have apologized for a promotional video that aired on the Jumbotron during Wednesday night's game against the Bulls after the Twitterverse deemed it offensive and insensitive to victims of domestic violence. (YouTube)

Cavaliers apologize for promo video glorifying domestic violence

The Cleveland Cavaliers have apologized for a promotional video that aired on the Jumbotron during Wednesday night's game against the Bulls after the Twitterverse deemed it offensive and insensitive to victims of domestic violence. Published May 7, 2015

Artist Bosch Fawstin, left, is presented with a check for 12,500 by Dutch politician Geert Wilders, center, and Pamela Geller, right, during the American Freedom Defense Initiative program at the Curtis Culwell Center on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas. (Gregory Castillo/The Dallas Morning News via AP) ** FILE **

Muhammad art contest winner to be added to SPLC hate list

Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim who won the Muhammad cartoon contest at the Texas free speech event attacked by two gunmen on Sunday, will soon be added to the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) list of hate groups. Published May 6, 2015