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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

Sep 06 2017

Iraqi military student pilot dies in F-16 crash in Arizona

PHOENIX An Iraqi military student pilot died when his F-16 fighter jet crashed in a desert area in southeastern Arizona, officials said on Wednesday, in the second fatal crash involving an Iraqi pilot training in the state.

Aug 24 2017

White House has prepared pardon documents for ex-Arizona sheriff Arpaio: CNN

PHOENIX The White House has prepared paperwork for U.S. President Donald Trump to pardon Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Arizona sheriff convicted last month of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Aug 07 2017

Arizona woman sentenced to death for murder of 10-year-old cousin

PHOENIX An Arizona woman was sentenced to death on Monday for killing her 10-year-old cousin, who was locked inside a small storage bin as punishment for taking a Popsicle without permission.

Jul 31 2017

Judge rules ex-Arizona sheriff Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt

PHOENIX Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who gained national prominence for his tough stance against illegal immigration, was found guilty on Monday of criminal contempt for violating the terms of a 2011 court order in a racial profiling case.

Jul 31 2017

Judge rules ex-Arizona sheriff Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt

PHOENIX Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who gained national prominence for his tough stance against illegal immigration, was found guilty on Monday of criminal contempt for violating the terms of a 2011 court order in a racial profiling case.

Jul 20 2017

'No more woe is me': Senator McCain vows quick return to Washington

WASHINGTON/PHOENIX, Ariz. U.S. Senator John McCain promised on Thursday he would return rapidly to Washington despite his newly diagnosed brain cancer, flashing the fighting spirit that has defined him since he was held in captivity as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. | Video

Jul 20 2017

Body of missing man believed found after deadly flash flood in Arizona

PHOENIX The remains of a 27-year-old man were believed to have been recovered on Wednesday, four days after a flash flood rushed down a rain-swollen canyon in central Arizona killing his wife and eight other family members, a local sheriff said.

Jul 17 2017

Search for Arizona man after flash flood kills 9 of his family

PHOENIX Authorities searched on Monday for a missing man after a flash flood crashed down an Arizona canyon, law enforcement officials said, reportedly killing his wife and eight other family members at a popular swimming spot north of Phoenix. | Video

Jul 17 2017

Nine killed by flash flooding in Arizona, another one missing

PHOENIX At least nine people drowned while swimming in an Arizona river when they became overwhelmed by flash flooding following heavy rains in the drought-stricken region, officials said on Sunday. | Video

Jun 29 2017

Firefighters slow Arizona wildfire, allowing some residents to return

PHOENIX Firefighters gained ground against a fierce, five-day-old wildfire in central Arizona on Thursday, enabling authorities to lift evacuation orders for the largest town that had been threatened, but 2,000 people remain displaced in neighboring communities.

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