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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.

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** FILE ** In this June 28, 2013, file photo, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White, File)

Jimmy Carter: Don’t hurt Russian people with sanctions

Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that the United States shouldn't impose harmful sanctions on Russia, as he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin "is not going to use military force" in eastern Ukraine. Published April 23, 2014

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, center, accompanied by Prince Charles, 2nd left Camilla Duchess if Cornwall, left, Prince William, 3rd right,  Kate Duchess of Cambridge. 2nd right, and Prince Harry, appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Tragedy rocks the royal family

The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, died Wednesday in New York after falling and hitting his head the night before. He was 62. Published April 23, 2014

R&R: President Obama gives rare access to a media pool Thursday as he plays his seventh round of golf during his Hawaiian vacation. The first family also has taken two hikes, two beach trips and one snorkeling adventure, but has not attended church, even for Christmas. (Associated Press photographs)

Obama goes golfing as family mourns aunt's death in Boston

As President Obama was hitting the links in Maryland on Saturday, many members of his family were in Boston, mourning the death of the woman he once called Auntie, according to a report by The New York Times. Published April 23, 2014

Daniel Clevenger, the newly elected mayor of Marionville, Mo., said he had a friendship and even shares some of the same anti-Semitic views as Frazier Glenn Cross, the white supremacist who was charged Tuesday in the murder of three people. (KSPR)

Mayor who sympathized with Kansas City shooter steps down

The newly elected mayor of Marionville, Mo., announced his resignation Monday night following sympathetic remarks he made toward Frazier Glenn Cross, a white supremacist who is accused of fatally shooting three people in Kansas City. Published April 22, 2014

American pastor Saeed Abedini is serving an eight-year prison sentence for proselytizing his Christian faith in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (American Center for Law and Justice)

American pastor serving 8 years in Iranian prison pens Easter message

American Pastor Saeed Abedini is serving an eight-year prison sentence for proselytizing his Christian faith in the Islamic Republic of Iran, but that plight didn't stop him from penning a powerful Easter message from his hospital bed on Sunday. Published April 21, 2014