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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar was a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

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Walmart ammo runs prompt three-box sale limit

Walmart has announced that customers will now be restricted to purchasing only three boxes of ammunition per person, per day. A spokesman cited a shortage as the reason for the restrictions, not political pressure. Published January 31, 2013

In this image made from video and released by WSB-TV, authorities investigate the scene of a school shooting on Jan 31, 2013 in Atlanta. Authorities say a 14-year-old has been wounded in a shooting at an Atlanta middle school and a suspect has been taken into custody. Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos says the wounded student has been taken "alert, conscious and breathing" to Grady Hospital. (Associated Press/WSB-TV)

Teen wounded in Atlanta school shooting

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the neck at an Atlanta middle school after a fellow student opened fire, authorities said. Published January 31, 2013

President Obama listens to reporters' questions in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (Associated Press)

Poll: Obama unites Texans — on impeachment

The left-leaning Public Policy Polling has found an overwhelming support from Texas Republicans to impeach President Obama, including 30 percent of the state's Hispanics. Shockingly, 12 percent of Democrats are in favor of ousting the newly reelected president. Published January 31, 2013

** FILE ** U.S. skeet shooter Vincent Hancock fires July 31, 2012, during the men's skeet event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Hancock finished first to win the gold medal. (Associated Press)

Source: Obama went skeet shooting twice at most

President Obama has only been skeet shooting twice at most, according to a source who has been to Camp David on at least a half-dozen trips with President Obama. Published January 31, 2013

Tennessean employee Joel Procter takes photographs of the what is left of the building where he was working on Wednesday, Jan 30. 2013, in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. A tornado tore through businesses and stores in Mount Juliet early Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Shelley Mays)

2 dead after storms sweep the Southeast

A massive storm swept through the Southeast Wednesday, generating tornadoes that flipped cars on a Georgia highway, destroyed homes and killed at least two people. Published January 31, 2013

San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith folds under the pressure of a hit by St. Louis linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar on Nov. 11, 2012. Smith later left the game with a concussion.

MSNBC agrees: Government needs to regulate football

An MSNBC panel on Alex Wagner's "Now" all nodded in approval Wednesday to a statement by the president in an interview with the New Republic that the federal government needs to regulate the violence in football. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** The New York Police Department assigned thousands of extra patrols to Times Square last year on New Year’s Eve to control the crowd and watch for any signs of trouble. (Associated Press)

Cuffed kid lands NYPD in $250 million court case

A couple Bronx cops hauled a 7-year-old boy out of his classroom, handcuffed him and interrogated him for 10 hours all over a dispute involving $5, the boy's parents are charging. The ordeal has resulted in a $250 million lawsuit. Published January 30, 2013

**FILE** Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore talks during an interview on Jan. 29, 2013, in New York. Gore, who takes aim in his new book at the corporate media for "suffocating the free flow of ideas," defended the sale of his own television channel to Al-Jazeera. (Associated Press)

Letterman queries Gore on sale to ‘ultimate foe’

Climate change crusader Al Gore has been thrust into the spotlight once again since selling his news channel Current TV to Al-Jazeera of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. Published January 30, 2013

** FILE ** Neil Heslin, holding a picture of himself with son Jesse, testifies before a legislative subcommittee hearing on gun laws in Hartford, Conn., on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

MSNBC ‘reviewing’ selectively edited Newtown heckling video

MSNBC's anti-gun Martin Bashir posted a video on his website Tuesday night titled "Emotional father of Sandy Hook victim heckled by gun nuts." It has come to light, however, that the video was selectively edited and the father wasn't heckled at all. Published January 30, 2013

A Shippensburg University vending machine provides an emergency contraceptive pill for $25 along with condoms and pregnancy tests. (Associated Press)

FDA to college: Carry on with morning-after pill vending machines

Controversy has surrounded Shippensburg University, in Pennsylvania, ever since it decided to provide Plan B, commonly referred to as the "morning-after pill," in a college campus vending machine along with condoms and other forms of birth control. Published January 30, 2013

A child laughs as she passes by a smog-shrouded residential district in Beijing on Jan. 29, 2013. Extremely high pollution levels shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks, forcing airlines in Beijing and elsewhere to cancel flights because of poor visibility and prompting government warnings for residents to stay indoors. (Associated Press)

Canned fresh air for sale in China amid smog

A Chinese entrepreneur looks to make bank by selling cans of fresh air in response to debilitating smog that is blanketing the streets of Beijing. Published January 29, 2013