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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

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Solar water pumps up incomes for Nepal's quake-hit farmers

SHIKHARPUR, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the village of Shikharpur in Nepal's remote Himalayan foothills, the faint sound of water can be heard trickling through a large metal pump.

Jan 31 2018

Hurricane-hit Dominica hurries to prepare for next storm season

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Caribbean island of Dominica, still reeling from Hurricane Maria last September, is on the "frontline of the war on climate change" and has only five months to prepare for the next hurricane season, its foreign minister said.

Jan 26 2018

'Super' crops and cows - Bill Gates, UK inject cash into farm science

LONDON, Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's farmers took one step closer to growing "super crops" and breeding higher-yielding dairy cows as Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men, and Britain announced funding for innovative agricultural projects in Scotland on Friday.

Jan 26 2018

Football and singing could give girl soldiers a second chance in Congo: charity

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Playing football, singing in the church choir or talking to a trusted confidant could do more to help girl soldiers recover from traumatic experiences in Democratic Republic of Congo than traditional humanitarian projects, a charity said.

Jan 23 2018

Rising tide of innovation at Davos to keep plastic out of the sea

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology that could avoid the equivalent of 100 garbage bags of plastic waste being created per second received a funding boost at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday.

Jan 22 2018

'Billionaire bonanza' driving huge global inequality: Oxfam

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four out of every five dollars of wealth generated in 2017 ended up in the pockets of the richest one percent, while the poorest half of humanity got nothing, a report published by Oxfam found on Monday. | Video

Jan 19 2018

Offer slavery victims a lifeline and livelihood, urges Britain's Co-op supermarket

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's Co-op supermarket has extended a job scheme that recruits victims of modern slavery who have been rescued or have escaped exploitation, and urged other brands to get on board.

Jan 18 2018

Evian joins big brands in race to bin plastics

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Evian became the latest big brand to turn its back on polluting plastics on Thursday, pledging to make its water bottles from recycled materials by 2025.

Jan 15 2018

Conflict in Ukraine escalated spread of HIV - scientists

LONDON, Jan 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fighting in Ukraine that erupted in 2014 escalated the spread of HIV throughout the country as millions of infected people were uprooted by violence, a study published on Monday found.

Jan 14 2018

Britain to scrutinize sexual harassment of women in public places

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A committee of British lawmakers will launch an inquiry on Monday into the sexual harassment of women and girls in public places such as streets, public transport, shops, bars and clubs.

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