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Shelby Sebens

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

May 11 2016

Baby starfish return to Oregon, California after massive die-off

PORTLAND, Oregon Baby starfish are making a comeback in Oregon and California just two years after disease nearly wiped out the small but integral sea creature, scientists said on Tuesday.

Apr 05 2016

Two men charged with killing, beheading protected bighorn sheep in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. Two men accused of hunting a pair of protected bighorn sheep on private land and beheading them alongside an interstate highway in northern Oregon have been arrested on suspicion of poaching, police say.

Mar 31 2016

Rescued sea turtle undergoes experimental treatment in Seattle

Seattle veterinarians will test a rescued sea turtle on Friday to see whether treatment in a hyperbaric chamber, typically used for decompression sickness in human divers, has cured a buoyancy disorder preventing the marine reptile from being released back to the ocean. 

Mar 22 2016

Wrecked vessel washed ashore in Oregon may be from Japan tsunami

PORTLAND, Ore. Algae and an oyster are among the clues Oregon biologists believe may link the vestiges of a sea-ravaged boat that washed up on a state beach on Tuesday to the devastating 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Mar 08 2016

Oregon to release soil test results in pollution scare this week

PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon officials this week will release test results on soil from neighborhoods near two Portland glass factories accused of spewing toxic metals into the air for years, a revelation that has led to a class-action suit and demands for more oversight.

Feb 11 2016

Last four occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge set to surrender

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb 11 The last four armed protesters occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon were set to surrender on Thursday, hours after authorities arrested the Nevada rancher whose sons started the showdown.

Feb 11 2016

FBI tightens grip on final occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West.

Feb 04 2016

Charges brought against 4 protesters still occupying Oregon wildlife refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. Four anti-government activists still occupying a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon have been indicted along with 12 others previously arrested on charges of conspiring to impede federal officers during a month-long armed standoff at the compound.

Feb 04 2016

Charges brought against four protesters still occupying Oregon wildlife refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. Four anti-government activists still occupying a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon have been indicted along with 12 others previously arrested on charges of conspiring to impede federal officers during a month-long armed standoff at the compound.

Feb 02 2016

Family of Oregon occupier shot by law enforcement alleges cover-up

PORTLAND, Ore. Relatives of a man shot dead by law enforcement officers after taking part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon have accused the FBI and state police of covering up the circumstances of his death last week.

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