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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 28 2017

Health Secretary Price believes has president's confidence

WASHINGTON U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said on Thursday he believed he still had President Trump's confidence, a day after the president said he was not happy with Price over reports he had used private planes for official travel.

Sep 14 2017

Chaos and glitches: Covering Kenya's disputed election

A round-the-clock vigil at the official tallying station, spot checks on the vote count at local polling centers and an encounter with a 102-year-old woman who stood in a queue overnight to be the first in line to cast her ballot all formed part of Reuters’ reporting on Kenya's disputed election in August.

Sep 07 2017

Dutch court orders government to step up fight against air pollution

AmsterdamA Dutch court on Thursday ordered the government to take immediate action to limit air pollution, as emissions in various parts of the country were in breach of European rules.

Aug 29 2017

Community and commerce: Reporting on a disaster

As flooding in Houston reached catastrophic levels from the relentless rains of Hurricane Harvey, Reuters photographer Rick Wilking watched Sterling Broughton, an 82-year-old woman, fall out of a kayak perched on the bow of a crowded rescue boat that had become swamped with water. The woman fell face down on the deck, her head submerged in the water, near Dickinson. Wilking pulled her back to safety.

Aug 24 2017

Iraqi forces make fresh gains in Tal Afar offensive

ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces made further gains in their offensive to dislodge Islamic State from Tal Afar, seizing five more villages on the eastern and southern outskirts of the city, the military said on Thursday.

Jul 31 2017

Angelina Jolie 'upset' over backlash to Cambodia film casting process

LOS ANGELES Angelina Jolie responded to growing backlash over the casting process for her latest film, saying she was "upset" that an improvised scene during auditions had been misconstrued as taking real money away from impoverished children.

Jul 26 2017

Canadian military tweets welcome as Trump bans transgender personnel

OTTAWA Canada's military took to Twitter to welcome recruits from all gender identities on Wednesday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military.

Jul 26 2017

Trump bans transgender people from the U.S. military, via Twitter

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity.

Jul 05 2017

Wars of the 'noses': drought threatens Rome's eternal drinking fountains

ROME Baking summer heat has forced Rome to close some of the drinking fountains known as "big noses," or "nasoni," that constantly gush fresh water on thousands of street corners, causing a public outcry.

Jul 03 2017

Trump offers to help terminally ill UK infant in tweet

U.S. President Donald Trump offered help to a terminally ill infant an ocean away in a Twitter post on Monday after his parents lost a legal battle to give him experimental therapy in the United States.


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