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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

Aug 01 2017

Rich or poor, all countries fail to support breastfeeding: U.N.

NEW YORK, August 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - No country does enough to help mothers breastfeed their babies for the recommended minimum of six months, a U.N.-backed study said on Tuesday, as it called for governments to clamp down on baby-formula marketing and pass laws for paid maternity leave.

Jul 26 2017

Factbox: As U.S. issues ban, other nations allow transgender troops in military

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military.

Jul 25 2017

Women-led U.S. startups attract just fraction of venture money

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Promising startups in the United States receive a shred of the billions of dollars investors pump into them when led by women, a major study found on Tuesday.

Jul 25 2017

Ban genital surgery on intersex children, U.S. rights group says

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Genital surgery should be banned on children whose sex characteristics are ambiguous because the procedures can scar young patients for life and be considered human rights violations, a leading rights group said on Tuesday.

Jul 25 2017

Ban genital surgery on intersex children, U.S. rights group says

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Genital surgery should be banned on children whose sex characteristics are ambiguous because the procedures can scar young patients for life and be considered human rights violations, a leading rights group said on Tuesday.

Jul 13 2017

Haitians found at sea show dire conditions could worsen on island nation

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. authorities sent home some 100 Haitian immigrants discovered on a rickety boat this week, the most found at sea in more than a year and a sign of more people likely to flee the impoverished island, advocates said on Thursday.

Jul 13 2017

Climate change may ground a third of aircrafts in coming decades-study

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More frequent heat waves and rising temperatures due to global warming may ground up to a third of airplanes worldwide during hot days in decades to come with some airports in New York and Dubai likely to be hard hit, a study showed on Thursday.

Jul 12 2017

U.S. cities, states, businesses vow to still measure greenhouse gas emissions

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. cities and states will work with experts to measure their progress toward meeting Paris climate agreement goals, representatives said on Wednesday, sidestepping President Donald Trump's decision to pull the country out of the global pact.

Jul 07 2017

U.S. feminist who spread the usage of "Ms." dies at age 78

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sheila Michaels, a feminist who spread the modern usage of the title "Ms." as a way to denote a woman's independence, has died in New York at age 78, prompting an outpouring of tributes on social media.

Jun 21 2017

In first, U.S. pro teams unite to bolster LGBT inclusion

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five big Seattle professional sports teams were poised to kick off a mass offensive on Wednesday against LGBT discrimination in sports, a first initiative of its kind in the United States.

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