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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

Jul 19 2018

Oil majors win dismissal of New York City climate lawsuit

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Jul 19 2018

Oil majors win dismissal of New York City climate lawsuit

NEW YORK, July 19 A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Jul 18 2018

States sue U.S. over policy tying funds to immigration compliance

NEW YORK New York and five other states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from making cooperation with federal immigration authorities a condition for receiving millions of dollars in federal funding for law enforcement.

Jul 18 2018

U.S. charges second Honduran congressman in drug trafficking conspiracy

NEW YORK Prosecutors from the United States on Tuesday charged Honduran Congressman Midence Oqueli Martinez Turcios of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States as a member of the Cachiros drug trafficking organization.

Jul 17 2018

Jury convicts ex-N.Y. state senate leader of soliciting bribes

NEW YORK Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos was found guilty of soliciting bribes and other federal corruption charges by a jury on Tuesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out an earlier conviction.

Jul 16 2018

El Chapo's trial delayed two months as defense reviews evidence

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Monday postponed the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman by two months, to Nov. 5, after Guzman's lawyer said he needed more time to review evidence recently received from prosecutors.

Jul 13 2018

Accused Silk Road administrator extradited to U.S. from Ireland

NEW YORK Ireland extradited an Irish national on Friday to the United States to face charges that he helped run the now-defunct Silk Road, an online black market where illegal drugs and other goods were bought and sold, U.S. prosecutors announced.

Jul 12 2018

Ex-N.Y. state university official found guilty of bid-rigging

NEW YORK The former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was found guilty on Thursday of charges that he helped rig a 2013 bidding process for a billion-dollar development project intended to revitalize the Buffalo, New York region.

Jul 12 2018

Ex-N.Y. pension fund manager gets 21 months prison for taking bribes

NEW YORK, July 12 A former portfolio manager at New York state's retirement fund was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Thursday for taking part in a scheme to steer trades to two brokerages in exchange for bribes that included vacations, cocaine and prostitutes.

Jul 10 2018

Unit of Spain's Imagina pleads guilty to bribing soccer officials

NEW YORK A Florida-based unit of the Spanish sports media group Imagina on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges of bribing Latin American soccer officials and was ordered to pay more than $24 million, the latest penalty imposed in the sprawling U.S. investigation of corruption at world soccer's governing body FIFA.

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