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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

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Baby DJ School teaches toddlers how to mix their own beats

New York City musician and teacher Natalie Elizabeth Weiss teaches babies — from birth to age 3 — how to mix their own beats at her new Baby DJ School program at the Cool Pony thrift store in Brooklyn. Published October 23, 2013

'White Widow' terror suspect pens love poem to Osama bin Laden

The "White Widow" British terror suspect involved in the Nairobi shopping mall massacre last month reportedly penned a love poem prasing Osama bin Laden and pledging to continue instilling terror into non-Muslims. Published October 22, 2013

Newly arrived Syrian refugees unload their belongings after crossing the border from Tal Shehab, Syria, through the Al Yarmouk River Valley, and arriving near Ramtha, Jordan, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Israelis anonymously aiding Syrian refugees in Jordan

An Israeli nonprofit began working in Jordan early this year to aid Syrian refugees displaced by the civil war, but tensions between Israel and Syria have forced aid workers to remain unidentified and remove the word "Jewish" from all donated materials. Published October 22, 2013

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams (19) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) pray with coach John Garrett before the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Hazmat called into Georgia Dome after Bucs leave

A hazardous materials crew swarmed the Georgia Dome after the Falcons' 31-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in an attempt to rid the facility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Published October 21, 2013