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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 03 2017

Two dead, nine hurt in Minneapolis school explosion

MINNEAPOLIS Two people were killed and nine injured on Wednesday after a gas explosion ripped through a Christian private school in Minneapolis, starting a fire and causing a building to collapse, authorities said. | Video

Jul 24 2017

Officer in Minnesota shooting was celebrated in Somali community

MINNEAPOLIS Mohamed Noor was celebrated when he became a Minneapolis police officer 21 months ago, joining a handful of other Somalis on the police force in a city with one of the United States' largest Somali communities. | Video

Jul 20 2017

Australian woman 'didn't have to die': Minneapolis police chief

MINNEAPOLIS The Minneapolis police chief said on Thursday the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by a junior police officer violated department training and procedures, and that the victim "didn't have to die." | Video

Jul 19 2017

Australian woman shot in Minneapolis called twice to report an assault

MINNEAPOLIS Shortly before she was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer, Justine Damond made two 911 calls to help a nearby woman she thought was possibly being sexually assaulted, according to transcripts released on Wednesday by police.

Jul 18 2017

Minneapolis police shooting of Australian woman sparks questions about body cameras

MINNEAPOLIS Authorities and activists on Monday questioned why Minneapolis police who fatally shot an Australian woman over the weekend did not have their body cameras turned on during the incident.

Jun 17 2017

Minnesota patrolman acquitted in traffic-stop slaying of black motorist

(Editor's note: Attention to language in paragraph 18 that some readers may find offensive) | Video

Jun 16 2017

Minnesota police officer acquitted in shooting of black motorist

ST. PAUL, Minn. A jury on Friday found the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop last year not guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

Jun 13 2017

Jurors in manslaughter trial of Minnesota cop review videos

ST. PAUL, Minn. Jurors deciding the fate of a Minnesota police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black motorist during a traffic stop last year took another look on Tuesday at two videos showing the incident and its immediate aftermath.

Jun 12 2017

Minnesota cop's fatal shooting of black motorist not justified: prosecutor

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota police officer charged with fatally shooting a black motorist during a traffic stop last year, the aftermath of which was streamed on social media by the driver's girlfriend, was not justified in firing his gun, prosecutors said on Monday.

Jun 09 2017

Minnesota cop in fatal shooting of black motorist feared for his life

ST. PAUL, Minn. A Minnesota police officer on trial for the fatal shooting of a black motorist during a traffic stop last year, the aftermath of which was streamed on social media by the driver's girlfriend, said on Friday he feared for his life.

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