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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 Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, U.S singer Prince attends John Galliano's Spring-Summer 2010 fashion collection, presented in Paris. Singer-songwriter Prince is headlining the 20th annual Essence Festival, a celebration of black music and culture being held July 3-6, 2014 in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Prince sues his fans for $22M

Pop icon Prince has filed a $22 million lawsuit accusing a handful of his fans of "massive infringement and bootlegging" by posting copies of his performances online. Published January 29, 2014

**FILE** Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, questions former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama's choice to lead the Pentagon, during his confirmation hearing before the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Mike Lee: Obamacare 'is an inequality Godzilla'

During his official tea party response to President Obama's State of the Union address, Sen. Mike Lee cited a growing "inequality crisis" the nation is facing due largely to big government. Published January 29, 2014

Tim Carr takes a walk along the beach on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Jan.  22, 2014, where the temperature was hovering in the low 30s. “I don’t like it when it’s so cold,” said Carr, “but I’ve got a bunch of layers on.” (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)

Florida schools close for possible winter storm

Schools, courts and government offices in Florida's Santa Rosa and Escambia counties have closed because of anticipated snow and ice as a massive winter storm system sweeps the country. Published January 28, 2014