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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

A voter walks past the Croatian flag at a polling station in Pula, Croatia, on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, as the nation votes in a referendum that could ban gay marriages. Conservative groups, backed by the Roman Catholic Church, demanded that the country's constitution define matrimony as a union of a man and a woman. The issue has divided the European Union's newest member nation. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatians vote against gay marriage

Croatian voters decided on Sunday to amend to the country's constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage, partial results showed. Published December 1, 2013

(Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times)

Elderly woman is New York City's 10th 'knockout' victim

A 76-year-old New York City woman is said to be the latest victim in the dangerous "knockout" game spreading across the country, in which black youths single out a stranger, in most cases a woman, and hit them in hopes of knocking them out with one blow. Published December 1, 2013

Cars from a Metro-North commuter train are scattered after the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx borough of New York on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Edwin Valero)

4 dead in New York City train derailment: report

At least four people are dead and dozens of others injured after a passenger train derailed in New York City on Sunday morning, sources close to the investigation told CNN. Published December 1, 2013