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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

A police car is parked out front of Ballou Senior High School in southeast Washington, DC on the first day of classes on Wednesday, September 1, 2004.  ( Angela Kershner / The Washington Times )

3 people shot near D.C. high school

Three people, including two teens, were shot near a high school in southeast D.C. Tuesday morning, police said. Published May 6, 2014

** FILE ** British businessman Sir Richard Branson leaves after speaking to journalists at the end of the opening ceremony for the One Young World summit at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa,  Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over Shariah law

Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson are boycotting a hotel chain linked to Brunei's sultan after he introduced a code of Islamic law that includes death by stoning. Published May 5, 2014

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said in an interview broadcast Sunday that criticism by conservative lawmakers against herself and the Obama administration only demonstrates that they are suffering from a "poverty of ideas." (MSNBC)

Pelosi says she 'couldn't care less' about Benghazi criticism

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said in an interview broadcast Sunday that criticism by conservative lawmakers against herself and the Obama administration only demonstrates that they are suffering from a "poverty of ideas." Published May 4, 2014