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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 - In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff leaves the opening of a global conference in Brasilia, Brazil. The Brazilian government confirmed Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, that its intelligence service targeted U.S., Russian, Iranian and Iraqi diplomats and property during spy activities carried out about a decade ago in the capital Brasilia. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil admits to spying on U.S. diplomats

Brazilian intelligence on Monday admitted to spying on foreign officials, including top diplomats from the United States, Russia and Iran. Published November 4, 2013

8-year-old threatened with expulsion for soldier, ninja drawings

An Arizona couple pulled their two children out of a Scottsdale elementary school last week after the headmaster threatened to expel their 8-year-old for drawing "highly disturbing" pictures of a soldier, a ninja and a "Star Wars" character. Published November 4, 2013

Visitors walk through the entrance gate of Nazi Germany's Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on Jan. 26, 2005, a day before the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops. (AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski)

EBay removes dozens of Holocaust souvenirs

The online auction site eBay has removed several sale items and begun conducting an "urgent investigation" after the United Kingdom's Daily Mail found the website was selling the clothes of concentration camp victims from the Holocaust. Published November 3, 2013