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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

Protesters roam the Malheur National Wildlife headquarters in Burns, Ore., on Sunday, Jan 3, 2016. Armed protesters took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday after participating in a peaceful rally over the prison sentences of local ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond. The decision to send the man back to prison generated controversy and is part of a decades-long dispute between some Westerners and the federal government over the use of public lands. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)

Mormon church condemns Bundy militia in Oregon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement condemning the armed anti-government protesters who took over a building Sunday in a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. Published January 4, 2016

Larry Wright, a pastor and city councilman of Fayetteville, North Carolina, said the power of prayer is what helped him calmly disarm a troubled veteran who burst into his church on New Year's Eve carrying a semi-automatic rifle. (WNCN)

N.C. pastor disarms troubled veteran by praying with him

A pastor and city councilman of Fayetteville, North Carolina, said the power of prayer is what helped him calmly disarm a troubled veteran who burst into his church on New Year's Eve carrying a semi-automatic rifle. Published January 4, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to the crowd while speaking at a campaign stop in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

U.K. government responds to petition to ban Donald Trump

The U.K. government has officially responded to a petition to ban Donald Trump from the country, saying it will continue to speak out against comments that "have the potential to divide our communities." Published December 31, 2015

Bill Cosby arrives at court to face a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault  Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, in Elkins Park, Pa. Cosby was charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Celebrities react to Bill Cosby's arrest

Film director Judd Apatow was among the first celebrities to weigh in on Bill Cosby's arrest Wednesday, saying he hopes the criminal case can bring some closure to the dozens of alleged victims who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by the iconic comedian. Published December 30, 2015