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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, 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 member of the Kenyan security forces walks past the body of one of those who were killed by militants, in the village of Kibaoni just outside the town of Mpeketoni, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya, Monday, June 16, 2014. Dozens of Somali extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked the small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street killing dozens, officials said Monday. (AP Photo)

48 Kenyans slaughtered by Islamic extremists: police

Islamic extremists sieged the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni on Sunday night, slaughtering residents who claimed to be Christian in a brutal attack that lasted well into Monday morning. Published June 16, 2014

** FILE ** In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during "The 2003 Radio Music Awards" in Las Vegas. A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, reversed a previous ruling and said that doctors should not restore food or fluids to Kasem, who is in the final stages of life after battling dementia. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

Radio icon Casey Kasem dies at 82

Radio icon Casey Kasem passed away on Father's Day morning at the age of 82, his daughter has announced. Published June 15, 2014

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, speaks at the commencement ceremony at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem,N.C., Monday, May 19, 2014. "What's next for me? I don't know. So I'm in exactly the same boat as many of you," Abramson told the Class of 2014 Monday morning. The Times announced last week that Abramson was being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Fired NYT executive Jill Abramson to teach at Harvard

Jill Abramson, who was abruptly fired last month as executive editor of The New York Times, will teach undergraduate courses in narrative nonfiction at Harvard University this fall. Published June 12, 2014

** FILE ** In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during "The 2003 Radio Music Awards" in Las Vegas. A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, reversed a previous ruling and said that doctors should not restore food or fluids to Kasem, who is in the final stages of life after battling dementia. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

Radio star Casey Kasem taken off life support

Radio personality Casey Kasem has been taken off life support after a judge ruled Wednesday that daughter Kerri Kasem could start withholding medication, food and fluids. Published June 12, 2014