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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 ** Facebook was founded in February 2004.

2 Moroccan teens arrested for kissing photo on Facebook

Moroccan police arrested a teenage boy and girl on Thursday for posting a photo on Facebook of them kissing, and the arrests have sparked an online protest, a rights organization said Friday. Published October 6, 2013

Miley Cyrus performs at IHeartRadio Music Village in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

Miley Cyrus takes on the GOP in 'SNL' skit

Miley Cyrus appeared as a twerking Rep. Michele Bachmann in a spoof of the singer's hit song "We Can't Stop" on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. Published October 6, 2013

Emergency workers respond to a crash involving a passenger bus, a tractor-trailer and an SUV near Dandridge, Tenn., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Authorities said the bus, carrying members of a North Carolina church group, veered across the highway median and crashed into the other vehicles in a fiery wreck that killed several people. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Paul Efird)

Eight killed when church bus crashes in Tennessee

Eight people were killed in Tennessee Wednesday afternoon, after a church bus blew a tire, veered across a highway median and crashed into two other vehicles, authorities said. Published October 3, 2013

** FILE ** An "Occupy Wall Street" protester in Zuccotti Park in New York, Oct. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton)

Occupy Wall Street group to release debit card 'for the 99%'

The Occupy Money Cooperative, an offshoot from the Occupy Wall Street movement, revealed Wednesday its plans to create a new debit card to provide "fairly-priced, member-managed, and non-predatory financial products to the 99%." Published October 3, 2013

** FILE ** Visitors walk among the graves at the Normandy American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, on Thursday, June 6, 2013, the 69th anniversary of D-Day. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

U.S. government shuts down American memorials in Normandy

Visitor have not been able to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach since the U.S. government shut it down on Monday, the Associated Press reported. Published October 3, 2013

Chris Matthews: Reagan was a better president than Obama

Chris Matthews appeared on "The Colbert Report" Wednesday night to promote his new book, "Tip and the Gipper," saying that it's going to be hard for President Obama to beat Ronald Reagan's legacy. Published October 3, 2013

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. (Associated Press)

Reid on helping one child with cancer: 'Why would we want to do that?'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blamed Republicans Wednesday afternoon for the National Institutes of Health turning away cancer patients, and he flippantly asked a reporter why Senate Democrats would try to help "one child who has cancer" by approving a mini-spending bill to keep the NIH open. Published October 2, 2013