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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

Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ** FILE **

Amanda Knox hired as freelance reporter for Seattle daily

Amanda Knox is working as a freelance reporter for the West Seattle Herald as she struggles to return to a normal life nine months after an Italian court convicted her of murder for the second time. Published November 5, 2014

Vatican official Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has condemned terminally ill Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Files) ** FILE **

Vatican denounces Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide

A Vatican bioethics official has condemned the assisted suicide of Brittany Maynard, who decided on Saturday to "die with dignity" after she was diagnosed as terminal with an aggressive brain tumor. Published November 4, 2014

Iranian women chant slogans while holding anti-U.S. placards during a demonstration in front of the former U.S. Embassy, during Ashoura, when Muslim Shiites mark the death of 7th century Imam Hussein, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

‘Death to America’ rallies sweep Iran

Thousands of demonstrators chanted "Death to America" in the streets of Iran Tuesday, marking the 1979 overthrow of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by militant students. Published November 4, 2014

Perhaps one of the bravest pranksters of all time staged two stuffed animals performing sex acts in the background of a Kim Jong-un propaganda photo. (KCNA via Metro.uk)

Kim Jong-un photobombed by fornicating furries

Perhaps one of the bravest pranksters of all time staged two stuffed animals performing sex acts in the background of a Kim Jong-un propaganda photo. Published November 4, 2014