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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 [email protected].

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Yorkshire Terriers were bred in Yorkshire, England, to help catch rats and mice. (Wikipedia)

North Korean zoo adds 3 Yorkshire Terriers

A zoo in North Korea's capital has welcomed three Yorkshire Terriers to its mix of ferocious beasts on display, according to state media. Published February 27, 2014

**FILE** Syrian Orthodox Christians attend Easter Mass in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Syria's population of more than 22 million, say they are particularly vulnerable to the violence that has been sweeping the country since March 2011. They are fearful that the country will become another Iraq, with Christians caught in the crossfire between rival Islamic groups. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

Syrian Christians pledge submission to Islamists: report

Christian leaders in the Islamist-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa signed a submission document on Sunday that bans them from practicing Christianity in public, an Israeli newspaper reported. Published February 27, 2014

**FILE** Palestinians burn a U.S. flag during a protest against the movie, "Innocence of Muslims," near the United Nations office in Gaza City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Muslim anger over perceived Western insults to Islam has exploded several times, most recently in Tuesday's attacks against U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East in which U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

YouTube ordered to remove anti-Muslim film

A U.S. appeals court in San Francisco has ordered Google to remove from YouTube "Innocence of Muslims," the anti-Islam film the Obama administration initially blamed for the 2012 killing of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Published February 26, 2014