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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

Jul 17 2017

George A. Romero, father of zombie movies, dies at 77

NEW YORK George A. Romero, creator of the zombie film genre with "Night of the Living Dead" and a series of sequels that left a lasting impact on horror movies, died of lung cancer in a Toronto hospital on Sunday, his business partner said. He was 77. | Video

Jul 17 2017

Delta refunds $30 to Ann Coulter after her Twitter rant

Delta Air Lines Inc. said it would refund $30 to conservative commentator Ann Coulter after she unleashed a Twitter tirade over being reassigned to a seat with less leg room, and the airline called her string of insults "unacceptable and unnecessary".

Jul 05 2017

Hot-dog contest, fireworks, beachgoing mark July 4 holiday

NEW YORK Americans celebrated the July Fourth holiday on Tuesday with the reopening of a New Jersey beach closed to everyone but the governor after a government shutdown, a record-setting hot-dog eating contest and fireworks displays across the country. | Video

Jul 04 2017

Maine, New Jersey end state government shutdowns

New Jersey and Maine ended partial government shutdowns just in time for the Fourth of July holiday on Tuesday, helping New Jersey Governor Chris Christie move past the embarrassment of being photographed on a beach that had been closed to the public. | Video

Jul 04 2017

Americans celebrate July 4 with leisure and gluttony

July 4 Americans will celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday with fireworks, acts of gluttony and escapes to the beach, even for people in New Jersey where legislators brokered a last-minute deal to reopen state parks.

Jun 16 2017

'Unremarkable' Virginia attacker shows difficulty of fighting political violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The most worrying thing about James Hodgkinson, experts on violent extremism say, is how unremarkable the 66-year-old home inspector from Illinois seemed until he opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they played baseball. | Video

Jun 16 2017

'Unremarkable' Virginia attacker shows difficulty of fighting political violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The most worrying thing about James Hodgkinson, experts on violent extremism say, is how unremarkable the 66-year-old home inspector from Illinois seemed until he opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they played baseball. | Video

Jun 01 2017

Exclusive: Cuba warns of human trafficking risk due to frosty U.S. ties

HAVANA Cuba and the United States have dramatically reduced the rate of human trafficking since reaching a landmark accord in January but risk losing those gains if the two neighbors fail to resume high-level talks, Cuban Interior Ministry officials said in an exclusive interview.

May 24 2017

NBA returns all-star game to N. Carolina after transgender law lifted

NEW YORK The NBA announced on Wednesday it will play the 2019 all-star game in Charlotte, North Carolina, returning to the state after stripping it of the 2017 game to protest a law restricting bathroom use for transgender people.

May 19 2017

U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that a transgender woman could move forward with a sex discrimination lawsuit against her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even though the ADA explicitly excludes transgender people from protection.

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