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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 22 2017

Gunman gets four years in prison for storming D.C. pizzeria

A North Carolina man who wielded an assault rifle inside a Washington pizzeria after a fake online report that it was a cover for a child abuse ring was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday, prosecutors said.

Jun 13 2017

Two inmates on the run in Georgia after killing guards

Police in Georgia mounted an intense search on Tuesday for two escaped inmates who overpowered and shot to death a pair of armed guards aboard a prison bus, then fled with both officers' guns into the surrounding countryside, authorities said. | Video

Jun 12 2017

To boycott, or not to boycott over Trumpian 'Julius Caesar'

NEW YORK New York’s Public Theater on Monday defended its production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” that portrays the assassinated Roman leader as U.S. President Donald Trump after Delta Air Lines Inc and Bank of America Corp pulled their funding. The nonprofit theater said it recognized that its contemporary staging of the play, which portrays Caesar as a magnetic, blond businessman with a gold bathtub, had provoked heated debate. Actors and other artists threatened on Monday to boycott the two companies that ended their sponsorship.

Jun 12 2017

Premature babies often catch up to peers in school: study

A study following more than 1.3 million premature babies born in Florida found that two-thirds of those born at only 23 or 24 weeks were ready for kindergarten on time, and almost 2 percent of those infants later achieved gifted status in school.

Jun 09 2017

Chelsea Manning thanks Obama in first TV interview after release

Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, tearfully thanked former President Barack Obama for granting her clemency.

Jun 06 2017

Woman pepper-sprayed at UC Berkeley protest sues university, police

A woman who says she was pepper-sprayed by protesters demonstrating against a planned appearance by a right-wing speaker in February has sued the University of California at Berkeley for infringing on her First Amendment free speech rights.

Jun 06 2017

Woman pepper-sprayed at UC Berkeley protest sues university, police

A woman who says she was pepper-sprayed by protesters demonstrating against a planned appearance by a right-wing speaker in February has sued the University of California at Berkeley for infringing on her First Amendment free speech rights.

Jun 02 2017

Nail-spiked meatballs lead to suspension for Alabama mail carrier

An Alabama mail carrier has been suspended and charged with aggravated animal cruelty for allegedly feeding meatballs laced with nails to at least one dog on her route, U.S. Postal Service officials said on Friday.

Jun 01 2017

Accused N.Y.-N.J. bomber loses bid to have charges dismissed

NEW YORK A man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey which wounded 30 people last September has lost a bid to dismiss charges of attempted murder and other crimes stemming from his shootout with police after a manhunt.

May 31 2017

Family of black man killed by Milwaukee police reaches $2.3 million settlement

The family of a black man who was unarmed when he was shot dead by police in Milwaukee in 2014 received a $2.3 million dollar settlement, the family's attorneys said on Wednesday.

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