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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

Kindergarten students at Virginia Ave. Charlotte DeHart Elementary School in Winchester, Va. wave their American flags after a visit from area first responders that included an appearance by a fire truck during the "Salute to Our Heroes" event at the school Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo, The Winchester Star, Jeff Taylor) ** FILE **

S.C. high school confiscates American flags on Sept. 11

Parents and students of Woodruff High School in South Carolina flew American flags outside of the school Monday to protest its decision to confiscate the flags from several students on Sept. 11. Published September 16, 2014

Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen march past the site of the explosion outside the Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in this Thursday, May 1, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

China 'rescues' 190 children from Muslim madrasas

Chinese authorities are cracking down on religious activities following deadly unrest in the country's Muslim northwest, "rescuing" 190 children and jailing dozens of others in the autonomous region of Xinjiang. Published September 15, 2014

A women's advocacy group has taken its fight against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to the skies, flying a #GoodellMustGo banner above MetLife Stadium in New Jersey before the Giants kicked off against the Cardinals. (Twitter)

'Goodell must go' banner flies above Giants-Cardinals game

A women's advocacy group has taken its fight against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to the skies, flying a #GoodellMustGo banner above MetLife Stadium in New Jersey before the Giants kicked off against the Cardinals. Published September 14, 2014