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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

** FILE ** President Barack Obama waves as he walks with first lady Michelle Obama on their return to the White House from a trip to California, Monday, June 16, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama to attend wedding for MSNBC's Alex Wagner

President Obama is slated to attend the wedding of MSNBC host Alex Wagner and White House special adviser Sam Kass on Saturday in New Rochelle, New York, according to media reports. Published August 28, 2014

Mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle

Calif. town orders police department to get rid of MRAP vehicle

The Davis City Council in California has told its police department that it has 60 days to come up with a plan to get rid of its mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle, after the city received pressure from local residents who feared their police are becoming too militarized. Published August 27, 2014

**FILE** Women chant slogans during the "SlutWalk," an annual protest march against sexual harassment, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, May 24, 2014. "SlutWalk" protests originated in Toronto, where they were sparked by a police officer's remark that women could avoid being raped by not dressing like "sluts." (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Activists argue drug-detecting nail polish promotes rape culture

Four students at North Carolina State University grabbed headlines this week with a prototype for a nail polish that supposedly detects date-rape drugs, but some feminists argue that the innovation may further promote rape culture that seeks to control women's behavior. Published August 27, 2014

**FILE** In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014 file photo, Dr. Lindsay Portnoy leads a class in early childhood development at Hunter College in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin, File)

Ga. professor bans students from saying 'bless you': report

A professor at a small public college in Brunswick, Georgia, has reportedly banned students from saying "bless you" in class and has threatened to deduct points from their final grade if they dare to say it. Published August 27, 2014