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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

Pedestrians and bicyclists cross a bridge over a canal in the center of Amsterdam on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photos/Margriet Faber)

Alcoholics paid 5 cans of beer a day to clean up Amsterdam

As a way to keep alcoholics from causing a nuisance in Amsterdam's Oosterpark, the Rainbow Foundation Project is using government grants and donations to pay the troublemakers in beer and tobacco to clean up the city. Published November 19, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attends a City Council meeting as councilors look to pass motions to limit his powers on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Irate Toronto Mayor Rob Ford bulldozes female councillor

Toronto's disgraced Mayor Rob Ford was caught on video Monday knocking over a female councillor during a tense city council debate in which colleagues are looking to strip him of more of his powers. Published November 18, 2013

** FILE ** George Zimmerman (Associated Press)

George Zimmerman arrested again in Florida

George Zimmerman has been arrested on domestic violence charges and is en route to the Seminole County Jail in Florida, local media has confirmed. Published November 18, 2013

Victim stunned as Alabama judge lets serial rapist avoid jail

Austin Clem has been convicted for raping a teenager three times, but he may avoid jail time altogether after an Alabama judge on Wednesday sentenced him to serve two years in a supervised community corrections program and three years of probation. Published November 17, 2013

** FILE ** Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf addresses his party supporters on April 15, 2013, at his house in Islamabad. (Associated Press)

Pakistan to try ex-President Pervez Musharraf for treason

Pakistan announced Sunday that it will try former President Pervez Musharraf for treason, which is punishable by death or life imprisonment, for declaring a state of emergency and suspending the constitution while in power in 2007. Published November 17, 2013

Alec Baldwin attends the Museum of the Moving Image salute to the actor in New York in 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

Alec Baldwin hints MSNBC show may be gone for good

Shortly after MSNBC announced it was suspending Alec Baldwin's "Up Late" for two weeks, the actor took to his blog on The Huffington Post to explain that he's not positive the show will be back at all. Published November 17, 2013