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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.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

** FILE ** Associated Press

Maryland police kill man armed with pellet gun

Maryland police shot and killed a 20-year-old man Friday morning after they mistook the pellet gun he was holding for an assault rifle, a police spokeswoman said. Published June 1, 2014

**FILE** A gurney is pushed through the cooler room in the Pima County morgue in Tucson, Ariz., in 2005. Overcrowding in the county's storage facility has become so bad that it has made national headlines. During summer months, when migrant deaths spike, refrigerated trucks have had to be brought in to add storage space. (Associated Press)

Bodies of 52 vets accumulate at L.A. County morgue

Los Angeles officials cannot explain why the unclaimed bodies of 52 U.S. military veterans had accumulated over the last 15 months at a county morgue because no one arranged for their burial. Published June 1, 2014

'Arsenio Hall' canceled after only one season

"The Arsenio Hall Show" is being canceled just one season after its host's bid to enjoy the success he enjoyed 20 years ago failed to produce ratings. Published June 1, 2014

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Top scientists to U.N.: E-cigs are 'part of the solution'

More than 50 researchers and public health specialists have warned the World Health Organization not to regulate electronic cigarettes like tobacco products, arguing that low-risk vaporizers are "part of the solution," not the problem. Published May 29, 2014

Hillary and Bill Clinton (Associated Press)

Lunch with Clintons auctioned for more than $300K

The Clinton Foundation has auctioned off a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to sit down for a private lunch with Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton for more than $300,000. Published May 29, 2014

The "Reflect your Respect" campaign, led by the Qatar Islamic Cultural Center, tells tourists that "leggings are not pants" and urges them to dress modestly out of respect for the country's strict Islamic culture. (@amadshk via Twitter)

Qatar to tourists: 'Leggings are not pants'

The "Reflect your Respect" campaign, led by the Qatar Islamic Cultural Center, tells tourists that "leggings are not pants" and urges them to dress modestly out of respect for the country's strict Islamic culture. Published May 28, 2014