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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

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the five Taliban prisoners who were released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are not a threat to the United States." (NBC News)

Clinton: Taliban Five 'are not a threat to the United States'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the five Taliban prisoners who were released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are not a threat to the United States," despite a statement from President Obama last week that suggested otherwise. Published June 11, 2014

FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, an electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago. Some makers of the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes are using notable brand names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch to sell their wares. Now the owners of those trademarks are fighting back to make sure their brands aren't being used to sell an addictive drug or being marketed to children. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Senate Democrats want to ban e-cigarettes on planes

A group of Democratic senators sent a letter Tuesday calling on the Department of Transportation to pick up the pace in implementing a ban on electronic cigarettes on planes. Published June 10, 2014

The head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Archbishop Robert Carlson. (Jerry Naunheim Jr./St. Louis Archdiocese)

St. Louis archbishop 'not sure' he knew child sex abuse was a crime

The head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis said several times under oath that he couldn't remember how he dealt with child sex abuse allegations against a Minnesota priest years ago, and that he's "not sure" he even believed child sex abuse was a crime back then. Published June 10, 2014