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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

FILE-In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Red Cross personnel search for remains at the site of one of Tuesday's car bombs in Jos, Nigeria.  Boko Haram militants are taking over villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing and terrorizing civilians and political leaders, witnesses say, as the Islamic fighters make a comeback from a year-long military offensive aimed at crushing them.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

Boko Haram 'fake preachers' slaughter 45 worshippers

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists pretended to be preachers and corralled at least 45 worshippers before slaughtering them near their church in northeast Nigeria, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday. Published June 5, 2014

Black employees at a Tennessee cotton gin, armed with several voice recordings, are accusing their white supervisor of constantly lobbing racial attacks against them, including a designated water fountain for "whites only" and threatening to hang them. (WREG)

Tenn. cotton gin supervisor threatened to hang black workers

Black employees at a Tennessee cotton gin, armed with several voice recordings, accused their white supervisor of constantly lobbing racial attacks against them, including designating a water fountain for "whites only" and threatening to hang them. Published June 5, 2014