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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

Southbound traffic on the inner loop of the Capitol Beltway is diverted at St. Barnabas Road in Oxon Hill, Md., after a big-rig accident closed the interstate on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001.  (The Washington Times)

Pro-Constitution truckers plan to shut down Capital Beltway

As thousands of federal employees wait for their furloughs to be lifted, thousands of truckers plan to descend on Washington on the morning of Oct. 11 in an effort to shut it down further by not hauling freight for a whole weekend and causing a massive traffic jam. Published October 8, 2013

A Brooks Brothers retail clothing establishment.

Brooks Brothers to launch Makers and Merchants steakhouse

Brooks Brothers, the oldest men's clothier chain in the United States, is launching its very first steakhouse, Makers and Merchants, around the corner from its flagship store at 346 Madison Ave. in New York. Published October 8, 2013

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Utah police 'ticket' pink Barbie Jeep

American Fork police in Utah ticketed a pink Barbie Jeep because it was blocking a neighbor's driveway, officials told a local television station on Monday. Published October 7, 2013

British Home Secretary Theresa May (Associated Press)

Brits flocking to Syria for jihad training: home secretary

A top British official warned Sunday of the growing number of Brits fleeing to Somalia and Syria for jihadi training, only to bring that dangerous knowledge back to their homeland, the Telegraph reported. Published October 7, 2013

Saudi Arabia: Students who violate Sharia law face therapy, suspension

Saudi Arabia's education ministry has ordered school officials to deal with students making fun of Islam or discussing subjects that violate Sharia law through "behavioral adjustment and life-skills sessions," combined with "voluntary" community service, BBC News reported. Published October 7, 2013

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2 Moroccan teens arrested for kissing photo on Facebook

Moroccan police arrested a teenage boy and girl on Thursday for posting a photo on Facebook of them kissing, and the arrests have sparked an online protest, a rights organization said Friday. Published October 6, 2013

Miley Cyrus performs at IHeartRadio Music Village in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

Miley Cyrus takes on the GOP in 'SNL' skit

Miley Cyrus appeared as a twerking Rep. Michele Bachmann in a spoof of the singer's hit song "We Can't Stop" on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. Published October 6, 2013