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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

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Senate race in Alabama exposes Republican rift

U.S. President Donald Trump is due to travel to Alabama on Friday to whip up votes in a Senate race that has laid bare the rift between the Republican party's leadership and its anti-establishment wing.

Sep 20 2017

In rare public speech, Obama decries Republican healthcare bill

NEW YORK Former President Barack Obama used a rare public appearance on Wednesday to question Republicans' latest effort to repeal his signature healthcare law, saying it would inflict "real human suffering" on Americans.

Sep 17 2017

As Trump visits U.N., New York prepares for 'Super Bowl' of security

NEW YORK New York police and a host of federal agencies are preparing for the annual traffic and security nightmare known as the United Nations General Assembly, featuring a week of speeches by U.S. President Donald Trump and a parade of other dignitaries.

Sep 16 2017

Wife of Princeton scholar jailed in Iran calls on U.S. to do more to free him

PRINCETON, N.J. When Xiyue Wang sleeps in his cell in Iran's Evin Prison, he sometimes dreams he is back at Princeton University, working in the school's main library on his dissertation comparing governance systems in Central Asia.

Sep 15 2017

Bill Cosby's retrial for sexual assault set for April

NEW YORK Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will begin on April 2 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a judge ruled on Friday.

Sep 14 2017

Big New York buildings would improve energy efficiency under mayor's plan

NEW YORK New York City would require thousands of buildings to become more energy efficient under a plan proposed on Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, part of a growing effort by the city to lead the fight against climate change.

Sep 12 2017

U.S. gay marriage pioneer Edith Windsor dies at 88

NEW YORK Edith Windsor, the New York woman whose successful challenge to a federal law that defined marriage as between one man and one woman helped pave the way for gay marriage nationwide, died on Tuesday at age 88. | Video

Sep 12 2017

U.S. gay marriage pioneer Edith Windsor dies at 88

NEW YORK, Sept 12 Edith Windsor, the New York woman whose successful challenge to a federal law that had defined marriage in the eyes of the U.S. government as between one man and one woman helped pave the way for gay marriage nationwide, died on Tuesday at age 88.

Sep 12 2017

Judge tosses charges against Amtrak driver in 2015 Philadelphia crash

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday dismissed criminal charges against the driver of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia in 2015, killing eight passengers and injuring 200 others.

Sep 12 2017

No more monkey business: lawsuit over macaque's 'selfie' is settled

A novel U.S. legal battle over who owned a famous smiling "selfie" taken by a critically endangered monkey six years ago - the animal who snapped the picture or the nature photographer who owned the camera - has been settled out of court.

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