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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

A Syrian man carries a girl who was wounded when a bomb blast hit the entrance to the main train station in Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Bombs targeting the entrance of a landmark Ottoman railway building and a feared security agency in Syria's southeast killed more than a dozen people on Wednesday, activists reported. (AP Photo/SANA)

Car bomb kills 8 at Syrian intelligence building

A suicide car bomber killed at least eight security personnel, including a major, on Wednesday in an attack on a military intelligence building in the southern Syrian city of Suweida, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Published November 6, 2013

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff leaves the opening of a global conference in Brasilia, Brazil. The Brazilian government confirmed Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, that its intelligence service targeted U.S., Russian, Iranian and Iraqi diplomats and property during spy activities carried out about a decade ago in the capital Brasilia. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil admits to spying on U.S. diplomats

Brazilian intelligence on Monday admitted to spying on foreign officials, including top diplomats from the United States, Russia and Iran. Published November 4, 2013

8-year-old threatened with expulsion for soldier, ninja drawings

An Arizona couple pulled their two children out of a Scottsdale elementary school last week after the headmaster threatened to expel their 8-year-old for drawing "highly disturbing" pictures of a soldier, a ninja and a "Star Wars" character. Published November 4, 2013