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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

Explosion at Hilton hotel in Guam: report

An explosion rocked a Hilton hotel in the Tumon area of Guam Thursday night, leading to several injuries and the evacuation of hundreds of guests.An explosion rocked a Hilton hotel in the Tumon area of Guam Thursday night, leading to several injuries and the evacuation of hundreds of guests. Published September 26, 2013

** FILE ** Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie. (Associated Press)

Pa. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick: Obamacare hurting Sesame Place

U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick penned a letter to President Obama last week saying the president's Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, an important tourist attraction, to terminate health benefits for its part-time staff, Philly.com reported. Published September 26, 2013

** FILE ** A rescued hostage collapses on the ground after being freed by police at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during an attack that left multiple dead and dozens wounded. (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale)

One dead, 4 injured in Kenya grenade attack

One person was killed and four others injured in a grenade attack at a market in the North Eastern Province of Kenya, the Ministry of Interior tweeted Wednesday afternoon. Published September 25, 2013

** FILE ** Syrian rebels take up position in Idlib, Syria, Feb. 10, 2012. (Associated Press)

Women fleeing Tunisia to wage 'sex jihad' in Syria: interior minister

Muslim women have been fleeing Tunisia in droves to wage "sex jihad" in Syria by sleeping with multiple Islamist militants as a legitimate form of holy war, Interior Minister Lotfi ben Jeddou told members of the National Constituent Assembly on Thursday. Published September 25, 2013

** FILE ** Krystal Ball (Associated Press)

MSNBC host: GOP would 'sacrifice' young people to defund Obamacare

MSNBC host Krystal Ball said Tuesday that Congressional Republicans trying to defund Obamacare would rather see uninsured people "die an agonizing and unnecessary death" if it meant making President Obama look bad, Mediaite.com first reported. Published September 25, 2013

** FILE ** Associated Press

In turnaround, Tampa, Fla. to allow CAIR ads on public transit

The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will begin advertising on public buses in Tampa, Fla., in a sharp turnaround by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit board of directors Monday night. Published September 25, 2013

On June 6, 2016, the House of Commons debated a petition for further regulation of private fireworks displays. The Conservative government declined to take further action, saying it had "no plans to extend" existing regulations. ** FILE ** Fireworks explode over the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, in London on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Muslim Brotherhood, ousted from Egypt, moving to London

The Muslim Brotherhood has decided to move its media office to London, shortly after an Egyptian court decided to ban the organization or any subsidiary from operating within the country, a local newspaper reported. Published September 25, 2013

Image: (Associated Press)

Euthanasia deaths soar 13% in Holland

Euthanasia deaths in Holland soared by 13 percent last year since the Dutch government began allowing death mobiles to kill patients in the comfort of their own homes. Published September 24, 2013