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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

Jun 19 2018

NBA player sues Milwaukee police, claiming excessive force

A National Basketball Association player on Tuesday filed a civil lawsuit in federal court alleging Milwaukee police used excessive force in a January arrest that he claims officers unnecessarily escalated from a simple parking violation.

Jun 15 2018

Derailed Florida roller coaster passed inspection hours earlier: state

A small roller coaster that derailed in Daytona Beach, ejecting two riders who fell 34 feet (10 meters) to the ground, passed a state inspection earlier the same day, Florida state officials said on Friday. | Video

Jun 08 2018

Colorado wildfire grows 40 percent as more homes evacuated

Colorado officials ordered another 300 homes in the southwestern part of the state evacuated on Friday as a massive wildfire grew 40 percent larger than it had been the day before after jumping a highway that had previously been a barrier on its east side.

Jun 04 2018

Dancing FBI agent accidentally shoots bar patron in Denver: police

An off-duty FBI agent dancing wildly at a downtown Denver bar accidentally shot a man in the leg when the agent tried to pick up a gun that fell from its holster as he performed a handstand, Denver police said. | Video

May 09 2018

Michigan police say 'no question' long-missing girl buried on farm

Michigan police looking for the body of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared decades ago and the remains of up to five other teenage girls, some missing since the 1970s, said on Wednesday they have found evidence on a former farm outside Detroit linking the site to the case. | Video

Apr 26 2018

Boston to take former baseball team owner's name off street

Boston city officials on Thursday approved a change to the name of a short street outside the Fenway Park baseball stadium because it honors a former owner of the Boston Red Sox when the team lagged behind others in fielding black players.

Apr 24 2018

Florida shooting suspect qualifies for public defender, judge rules

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. The man charged with killing 17 people at Florida high school qualifies to have a public defender represent him at taxpayer expense, even though he may inherit money from his late mother's estate, a Florida judge ruled on Tuesday.

Apr 24 2018

Illinois seeks to close gun law 'loophole' after Waffle House shooting

Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday were trying to close a legal loophole that allowed a confiscated AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to be given back to the man accused of a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee that killed four and wounded four.

Apr 19 2018

Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million: attorney

Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs, his attorney and federal officials said.

Apr 15 2018

Kentucky governor apologizes for saying teacher strike led to sexual assaults

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin apologized on Sunday for saying last week that a teacher walkout that shut schools in many of the state's districts led to children being sexually assaulted.

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