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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 21 2017

Iraqi migrant trains at U.S. border patrol academy

ARTESIA, N.M. At a training facility in the middle of a desert in New Mexico, aspiring border patrol agent Stevany Shakare sprinted laps in 103-degree Fahrenheit weather as her instructors shouted at her to run faster. | Video

May 27 2017

Brad Pitt, Courtney Love among mourners at Chris Cornell funeral

LOS ANGELES Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell was laid to rest on Friday in a funeral and memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery attended by celebrities Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Courtney Love and the singer's family. | Video

Apr 21 2017

'American Gods' reflects real world issues in modern mythology saga

LOS ANGELES A storm is brewing in Starz's gritty new series "American Gods," as deities old and new gear up for a battle that reverberates with topical issues in the real world.

Apr 20 2017

Robots, chefs hope to bring invasive lion fish to restaurants near you

LOS ANGELES As it turns out, some of the best cooks in the world think lionfish, a venomous predatory fish which is breeding out of control and destroying marine ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is delicious. | Video

Apr 13 2017

'The Promise' brings tragedy of 1915 Armenian massacre to big screen

LOS ANGELES Celebrities of Armenian descent including Cher and the Kardashians lent their support this week to "The Promise," a period drama centered around the massacre of Christian Armenians during World War One in what is now Turkey.  "The Promise," out in U.S. theaters on April 21, stars Oscar Isaac as an Armenian medical student and Christian Bale as an American foreign correspondent, both of whom fall in love with the same woman. | Video

Mar 09 2017

LA2024 head says Trump will alter travel policy if Olympics bid wins

SANTA MONICA, Calif. The head of Los Angeles's bid for the 2024 Olympics said on Thursday President Donald Trump will make accommodations to his travel ban should the city beat out Paris for the right to host the summer Games.

Mar 03 2017

Snap HQ spoils community, Venice Beach protesters say

LOS ANGELES As shares of California-based Snap Inc began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, two dozen residents of the company's adopted home of Venice Beach protested outside its offices, accusing the growing tech company of spoiling their seaside community. | Video

Mar 02 2017

Snap HQ spoils community, Venice Beach protesters say

LOS ANGELES As shares of California-based Snap Inc began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, two dozen residents of the company's adopted home of Venice Beach protested outside its offices, accusing the growing tech company of spoiling their seaside community. | Video

Nov 02 2016

Airbag bike helmets may be safer than conventional foam versions

PALO ALTO, Calif. Bicycle helmets that utilize airbag technology instead of conventional hard foam may offer five times more protection against brain injuries, according to Stanford University researchers. | Video

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