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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

In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader) ** FILE **

Iran's Ayatollah tweets #BlackLivesMatter in rant against U.S.

Never one to shy away from the social media spotlight, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently took to Twitter to bash the United States for alleged racial injustices, using popular hashtags like #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter to draw parallels to the unrest in Gaza. Published December 30, 2014

This Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, shows the door at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) ** FILE **

Chipotle apologizes for 'hands up' snub to NYPD officers

The CEOs of Chipotle have apologized after a single employee raised his arms in a "don't shoot" position as a group of New York City police officers entered a Brooklyn store, sparking a social media frenzy. Published December 30, 2014