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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

An electron microscope image shows the MERS virus, colorized in yellow. The mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors say. (AP Photo/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-Rocky Mountain Laboratories)

2 more dead from SARS-like virus, Saudis say

Saudi health officials say two more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the number of deadly cases to 38 in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak Published July 7, 2013

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg delivers a speech during the Global Women's Leadership Summit in Tokyo on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Facebook COO: I was supposed to be on Asiana flight

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said she had planned to take the flight that crashed in San Francisco on Saturday that left two people dead and at least 180 more injured. Published July 7, 2013

Utah rehab rejects Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson's request to be transferred from UCLA Medical Center to a top-of-the-line rehabilitation facility in Utah has been rejected, because officials at the rehab fear an onslaught of media attention. Published July 2, 2013

A FEMEN activist is escorted by cops from a mosque in Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (

'No shariah': Topless FEMEN activists protest Swedish mosque

Three female activists from the Ukrainian-based feminism group FEMEN stripped in a Swedish mosque on Saturday to protest Islamic law in Egypt, revealing painted messages on their bodies, like "No shariah in Egypt and the world" and "My body is mine, not somebody's honor." Published July 2, 2013