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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

May 11 2017

Arkansas shooting suspect in custody after standoff; deputy, two others dead

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas A suspect in the deaths in rural Arkansas of three people, including a sheriff's deputy, was arrested Thursday afternoon after a five-hour standoff with law enforcement, Arkansas State Police said.

Apr 28 2017

Arkansas's fourth execution in eight days ends death chamber flurry

GRADY, Ark. Arkansas on Thursday executed its fourth inmate in eight days, administering a lethal injection to a man who killed two people after escaping from a prison where he had been serving a life sentence for murdering a cheerleader. | Video

Apr 25 2017

Arkansas carries out first double execution in U.S. since 2000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas carried out back-to-back executions on Monday night, administering lethal injections to two men convicted of rape and murder to become the first U.S. state to put more than one inmate to death on the same day in 17 years. | Video

Apr 21 2017

Arkansas executes first inmate in 12 years

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas executed its first inmate in 12 years on Thursday after a protracted legal battle that questioned aspects of the use of the death penalty in the United States, which fell to a quarter-century low in 2016.

Apr 20 2017

Arkansas determined to fight legal challenges to executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas has said it will appeal a court ruling that bars the U.S. state's use of a lethal injection drug and effectively puts a stop to its plans to execute eight prisoners in 11 days. | Video

Apr 19 2017

Company sues Arkansas, charging fraud over lethal injection drugs

U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc sued Arkansas a second time on Tuesday, saying the state acted fraudulently in obtaining a drug it intends to administer in a record number of executions this month and demanding it not use the batch to kill people.

Apr 19 2017

Two inmates claiming innocence try to stop Arkansas executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas plans to carry out its first executions in a dozen years on Thursday by killing two inmates who claim they are innocent and have launched last-minute appeals to have their lives spared.

Apr 18 2017

Company sues Arkansas, charging fraud over lethal injection drugs

A major U.S. pharmaceutical firm sued Arkansas again over capital punishment on Tuesday, claiming prison officials fraudulently obtained a muscle relaxant to administer in several executions and demanding the drug in question be confiscated from the state.

Apr 18 2017

Arkansas attorney general, governor vows to pursue executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas' attorney general and governor are vowing to pursue a series of executions scheduled over the next two weeks even after the state's Supreme Court halted the first two lethal injections hours before they were to take place. | Video

Apr 18 2017

Arkansas court halts two executions, U.S. court OKs others

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas' Supreme Court halted two executions hours before they were due to take place on Monday, while a federal appeals court overruled a lower court decision that had blocked the state's original plan to put eight inmates to death in an 11-day period.

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