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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

An frog is launched through the air as NASA's LADEE spacecraft lifts off from the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. (Image: NASA)

Rogue bullfrog photo-bombs NASA launch pic

It looks like a rogue bullfrog has photo-bombed a NASA image showing the launch of its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft on Friday. Published September 12, 2013

** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service, Pool)

Russian ambassador assassinated in Abkhazia

Russian Ambassador Dmitry Vishernev was assassinated in Sukhum, the capital of Abkhazia, on Monday, in what some are calling a politically motivated attack. Published September 11, 2013

** FILE ** Deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Egypt bans 55,000 mosque preachers in crackdown on Islamists

Egyptian officials will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Published September 11, 2013