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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

State-run libraries in Singapore are destroying all remaining copies of a gay-themed children's book that is based on the true story of two male penguins raising a baby chick at New York's Central Park Zoo. (Simon & Schuster)

Singapore bans, destroys gay-themed children's books

State-run libraries in Singapore are destroying all remaining copies of a gay-themed children's book that is based on the true story of two male penguins raising a baby chick at New York's Central Park Zoo. Published July 13, 2014

FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection,  processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts backlogged by years of staffing shortages and tougher enforcement face an even more daunting challenge since tens of thousands of Central Americans began arriving on the U.S. border fleeing violence back home. For years, children from Central America traveling alone and immigrants who prove they have a credible fear of returning home have been entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)

Border Patrol agent contracts severe pneumonia

A Border Patrol agent is expected to have chronic asthmatic symptoms for life after he reportedly contracted bacterial pneumonia while processing illegal immigrants in Laredo, Texas. Published July 13, 2014

"Seinfeld" creators were willing to push the envelope on topics like sponge-worthiness and remaining master of one's domain, but it turns out personal gun ownership was too controversial a topic for the iconic '90s show about nothing. (NBC Universal)

'Seinfeld' creators axed 'Elaine gets a gun' episode

"Seinfeld" creators were willing to push the envelope on topics like sponge-worthiness and remaining master of one's domain, but it turns out personal gun ownership was too controversial a topic for the iconic '90s show about nothing. Published July 13, 2014

Ernesto Vasquez stands with his father in a demonstration in support of humane treatment of immigrant children who are being temporarily housed at a naval base in Port Hueneme, Calif., on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. California lawmakers and religious leaders say they are pleased with the conditions of a temporary shelter for children caught crossing the border, but they're worried about the young immigrants' future. (AP Photo/Ventura County Star, Karen Quincy Loberg)

HHS official on illegal immigrants: 'Jesus was a refugee'

Director of the federal agency responsible for aiding the unaccompanied alien children illegally coming to the United States from Central America told a conference Tuesday that staffers should be reminded of Jesus Christ when working with refugees. Published July 9, 2014