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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

Chinese authorities have established a designated graffiti area on the Great Wall in efforts to curb tourists from further damaging the ancient monument. (The Washington Times: Jessica Chasmar)

China allows area for graffiti on Great Wall

Chinese authorities have established a designated graffiti area on the Great Wall in efforts to curb tourists from further damaging the ancient monument, a Chinese newspaper reported. Published March 4, 2014

The American Humanist Association filed a federal lawsuit last week to tear down the Bladensburg Peace Cross, a World War I memorial that honors the 49 Prince George's County, Md., residents who died serving their country.

Humanists fight to remove cross-shaped World War I memorial

A humanist group filed a federal lawsuit last week to tear down the Bladensburg Peace Cross, a World War I memorial that honors the 49 Prince George's County, Md., residents who died serving their country. Published March 4, 2014

In this photo taken on Saturday, March 1, 2014, provided by the Korean Central News Agency, John Short, an Australian missionary detained for spreading Christianity in North Korea, signs his written apology, at an unknown location in North Korea.  North Korea said Monday, March 3, 2014, it will deport Short, saying he apologized for his anti-state religious acts and requested forgiveness. Authorities in North Korea have been investigating Short since his arrest for secretly spreading Bible tracts near a Buddhist temple in Pyongyang on Feb. 16, the birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il, the North's official Korean Central News Agency said. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency)

North Korea frees Australian missionary

North Korea said Monday that it has deported John Short, a 75-year-old Australian missionary whom it detained last month for crimes against the state, according to state-run media. Published March 3, 2014

** FILE ** In this June 15, 2013, file photo, Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Sarah Palin: I predicted Ukraine crisis

Sarah Palin is saying "I told ya so" on Russian aggression in Ukraine, arguing that the Obama administration's response has only emboldened President Vladimir Putin. Published March 2, 2014