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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

** FILE ** Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is followed by journalists as he arrives at the Capital International Airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Dennis Rodman checks into rehab for alcoholism: agent

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has reportedly checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center, just days after returning from his controversial trip to North Korea, his agent said. Published January 19, 2014

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced a bill in the state Legislature Tuesday that would ban people from using extreme affluence, or "affluenza," as a defense in criminal court. (California State Assembly Democratic Caucus)

California bill seeks to ban 'affluenza' defense

A California Democrat introduced a bill in the state Legislature Tuesday that would ban people from using extreme affluence, or "affluenza," as a defense in criminal court. Published January 16, 2014

Oprah Winfrey and Terrence Howard in 'The Butler.' Oprah Winfrey was also snubbed in the best supporting actress category for her work in Lee Daniels' The Butler.

Outrage as 'Blackfish,' Oprah snubbed by Academy

"American Hustle" and "Gravity" stole the show this morning with 10 Oscar nominations, but some big names were missing from that list, including Oprah Winfrey, late James Gandolfini and CNN documentary "Blackfish." Published January 16, 2014

Miami Dolphins' quarterback Ryan Tannehill, right, talks with his wife, Lauren, after an NFL football practice, Monday, July 22, 2013, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill's wife leaves AR-15 in rental car

Lauren Tannehill had rented the white Nissan Rogue on Jan. 4 and returned it to E-Z Rent-A-Car at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Hours later, the car was rented to Judith Fleissig of New York, who discovered the $2,000 weapon a couple days later. Published January 15, 2014

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STEAMROLLED: New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was joined by wife Silda at a press conference yesterday. He apologized to his family and the public but did not mention the high-priced prostitution ring that he is accused of using.

Eliot Spitzer, Silda Wall file for divorce

Disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife of 26 years quietly filed for a contested divorce on Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported. Published January 15, 2014