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Jim Forsyth

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

Aug 31 2017

Florida city votes to scrub Confederate names from streets

A city commission in southern Florida on Wednesday voted to remove the names of three Confederate generals from city streets, in response to a community campaign begun months before the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Aug 24 2017

Hurricane Harvey threatens U.S. with most powerful storm in 12 years

SAN ANTONIO A Gulf of Mexico storm rapidly intensified on Thursday spinning into the potentially biggest hurricane to hit the mainland United States in 12 years and taking aim at the heart of nation's oil refining industry. | Video

Jul 26 2017

Prosecutors plan video depositions in Texas truck death case

SAN ANTONIO U.S. prosecutors are planning video depositions of witnesses ahead of the trial of a man charged with driving a truck packed with illegal immigrants in sweltering Texas heat, court documents showed on Wednesday. Ten people died.

Jul 24 2017

Arrested driver of truck that held nine bodies due in court in Texas

SAN ANTONIO The driver of a truck in which at least nine men were found dead alongside dozens suffering in sweltering conditions in San Antonio, Texas was expected to appear in court on Monday, over what authorities called a case of ruthless human trafficking.

Jul 24 2017

Trucker in Texas denies knowing immigrants were in stifling tractor trailer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas The truck driver accused of smuggling at least 100 illegal immigrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer, 10 of whom died, has said he was unaware of the human cargo he was hauling until he took a rest stop in Texas, court papers showed on Monday. | Video

Jul 24 2017

Death toll rises to nine in suspected Texas human smuggling case

(In this July 23rd story, corrects paras 1 and 2 to show that eight bodies were found in truck, not nine; a ninth man died later at a hospital.) | Video

Jul 23 2017

Eight found dead in Texas truck in suspected human trafficking

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 23 Eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, early on Sunday, authorities said.

Jul 10 2017

Civil rights groups battle Texas Republicans in court on redistricting

SAN ANTONIO Civil rights groups accused Texas Republicans of illegally drawing district maps with the intention of diluting the voting power of minorities at the start of a hearing on Monday on a long-simmering battle over redistricting.

Jul 10 2017

Civil rights groups battle Texas Republicans in court on redistricting

SAN ANTONIO Civil rights groups accused Texas Republicans of illegally drawing district maps with the intention of diluting the voting power of minorities at the start of a hearing on Monday on a long-simmering battle over redistricting.

Jun 28 2017

Financial adviser sentenced to four years for bilking NBA's Tim Duncan

SAN ANTONIO A wine industry businessman and financial manager was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday for defrauding millions of dollars from former National Basketball Association star Tim Duncan.

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