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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

Elian Gonzalez attends an official event with Cuban President Raul Castro (not seen) in Havana on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Adalberto Roque, Pool)

Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle

Elian Gonzalez, who was embroiled in a international custody dispute after he was rescued at sea as a boy more than a decade ago, has traveled outside his native Cuba for the first time since being returned by U.S. authorities. Published December 9, 2013

** FILE ** Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies stand outside Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

Men posing as cops break into home of former deputy

Two men posing as sheriff's deputies got the shock of their lives when they broke into the home of a former deputy and were immediately fired upon, Los Angeles officials said. Published December 9, 2013

SpaghettiOs (Business Wire)

Campbell Soup apologizes for SpaghettiOs' Pearl Harbor tweet

The Campbell Soup Co. has apologized for a tweet by its SpaghettiOs account that marked the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a picture of a smiling noodle holding an American flag. Published December 8, 2013

Trading specialist Glenn Carell, who is handling Twitter's initial public offering, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Twitter Inc. names first female board member

After facing criticism for a lack of diversity, Twitter Inc. has hired the first woman to its board, just a month after it raised $2.09 billion in an initial public offering. Published December 5, 2013

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 file photo, The Xbox One is on display at a Best Buy store in Evanston, Ill.  There's a couple of new foes affecting gamers who are proving to be far more destructive than any on-screen villains. With foreboding nicknames like "the blue light of death" and "the disc drive of doom," they're the glitches putting a hamper on the next-generation gaming systems Xbox One and PlayStation 4. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Dad buys $750 Xbox One from eBay, gets photo of the console instead

A teenage father in the U.K. is outraged after he paid an eBay seller roughly $750 for a Day One Edition of the Xbox One, which was supposed to be a gift for his 2-year-old son on Christmas, only to receive in the mail a color photo of the coveted console. Published December 5, 2013