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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

Feb 08 2017

California warehouse had many city visits before deadly fire: documents

SAN FRANCISCO Officials from several Oakland, California agencies made dozens of visits to the warehouse where a fire killed 36 people last year, including police who responded to a rave there a year earlier, according to city documents released on Wednesday.

Feb 08 2017

San Francisco to offer free community college to residents: mayor

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said on Tuesday the city would become the first in the United States to offer tuition-free community college to its residents, framing the move as a way of helping to narrow wealth inequality in the city.

Feb 01 2017

Washington state pipeline disruption jury fails to reach verdict

A jury weighing charges against an activist behind a coordinated protest that disrupted the flow of millions of barrels of crude oil into the United States failed to reach a verdict in a case in Washington state, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Feb 01 2017

Florida nightclub gunman's widow knew of his plan: U.S. prosecutors

OAKLAND, Calif. The widow of the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history knew he was planning an attack and concocted a cover story for him, federal prosecutors said in a California court on Wednesday.

Jan 31 2017

Wife of Florida nightclub gunman seeks pretrial release

SAN FRANCISCO The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, asked a California court on Tuesday to be released from custody pending trial, arguing she had no knowledge of his plans and was asleep as the attack unfolded.

Jan 30 2017

Boy Scouts of America to begin accepting transgender boys

The Boy Scouts of America said on Monday the group would begin accepting transgender boys, bucking its more than a century-old practice of using the gender stated on a birth certificate to determine eligibility.

Jan 30 2017

More than $900,000 raised to rebuild fire-ravaged Texas mosque

More than $900,000 has been raised in an online fundraiser for a south Texas mosque destroyed by fire over the weekend, exceeding the amount needed to rebuild the place of worship, according to the fundraising page on Monday.

Jan 29 2017

U.S. public universities say immigration ban problems 'clear'

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. universities in both Democratic and Republican-voting states said they were unnerved by President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations, many warning students and staff to avoid travel abroad.

Jan 27 2017

Prosecutors will not pursue Bridgegate charges against N. Jersey governor

New Jersey prosecutors on Friday said they would not pursue criminal misconduct charges against Governor Chris Christie in connection with the "Bridgegate" scandal.

Jan 24 2017

No charges for Los Angeles officers who killed unarmed black man

Two Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man described by his lawyer as mentally challenged will face no criminal charges over the 2014 killing, the district attorney said on Tuesday, calling their actions "legally justified."

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