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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

Wayne Richard Wells, who performed under the name Wayne Static as frontman for the industrial metal band Static-X, has died. He was 48. (Wikipedia)

Static-X frontman Wayne Static dies at 48

Wayne Richard Wells, who performed under the name Wayne Static as frontman for the industrial metal band Static-X, has died. He was 48. Published November 2, 2014

Just four days after Wal-Mart apologized and removed Monday an online shopping category titled "Fat Girl Costumes," it's now doing the same for a particular costume called the "Pashtun Papa." (Wal-Mart)

Wal-Mart apologizes for bearded 'Pashtun Papa' costume

It's been a tough week for Wal-Mart. Four days after it apologized and removed an online shopping category titled "Fat Girl Costumes," the retail giant is now doing the same for a particular costume called the "Pashtun Papa." Published November 2, 2014

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared in a new campaign ad for U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown, telling New Hampshire voters that a vote for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is a vote for President Obama. (YouTube)

Romney tells N.H. voters a vote for Shaheen is a vote for Obama

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared in a new campaign ad for U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown, telling New Hampshire voters that a vote for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is a vote for President Obama. Published November 2, 2014

A car burns outside the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime President Blaise Compaore who is seeking another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

Burkina Faso protesters burn down parliament

Thousands of anti-government protesters set fire to Burkina Faso's parliament in the capital Ouagadougou in West Africa and are reportedly making their way toward President Blaise Compaore's palace, forcing the government to at least temporarily scrap plans to extend the president's 27-year rule. Published October 30, 2014