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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

Anti-fracking protesters torch cop cars in Canada

An anti-fracking protest in Rexton, New Brunswick, turned violent Thursday after Royal Canadian Mounted Police peppered protesters with rubber bullets and demonstrators torched cop cars. Published October 17, 2013

This Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 photo released by Comedy Central shows co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker of "South Park" during the power outage at South Park Studios. From animation to editing to sound, all of the computers at South Park Studios were down for hours, Comedy Central said Wednesday, Oct. 16. The planned episode, titled "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers," couldn't be finished. (AP Photo/Comedy Central)

'South Park' blows deadline for first time ever

An ill-timed power outage caused the politically incorrect creators of "South Park" to miss their deadline for the first time ever in the show's 13 years of production. Published October 17, 2013

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Bombs planted in confessional box of Syrian church

Bombs have been planted in the confessional box of one of the world's oldest churches in the rebel-held town of Yabroud, Syria's most senior Christian leader has revealed. Published October 17, 2013

Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders perform with pink boots and pom poms for breast cancer awareness during an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Only 8 percent of NFL pink apparel sales go toward cancer research: report

As the NFL celebrates breast cancer awareness during the month of October by featuring players, coaches and referees in pink game apparel, a report by Business Insider reveals that only 8.01 percent of money spent on pink NFL merchandise is actually going towards cancer research. Published October 16, 2013

**FILE** A worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif., on May 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

Wal-Mart on food-stamp looting spree: 'We made the right choice'

Wal-Mart is standing behind a decision to let people walk with hundreds of dollars in free food at two Louisiana stores Saturday night when an electronic glitch briefly lifted the spending caps on the cards of food stamp recipients. Published October 16, 2013

Special needs student suspended for bomb drawing

A South Carolina mother is outraged after she said her special needs son was suspended for drawing a cartoon of a bomb, even though the school admitted the boy was not a threat to himself or others. Published October 16, 2013