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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

May 04 2018

Georgia executes man convicted of murdering off-duty prison guard

ATLANTA Georgia executed a man convicted of stealing a car from an off-duty prison guard he met at a Wal-Mart in 1996 and murdering him with a blast to the head from a sawn-off shotgun, a state official said.

Apr 20 2018

Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history

Alabama on Thursday executed an 83-year-old man convicted of a deadly 1989 serial bombing spree, making him the oldest known person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment. | Video

Mar 15 2018

Alabama executes murderer; Georgia puts 'stocking strangler' to death

ATLANTA Alabama on Thursday executed a 50-year-old man convicted for the kidnapping and murder of a woman in 2000, and Georgia put to death a man dubbed the "stocking strangler."

Jan 25 2018

U.S. Supreme Court halts execution of Alabama man for 1985 murder

The U.S. Supreme Court halted the planned execution on Thursday of an Alabama man convicted of murdering a police officer in 1985 after attorneys petitioned to spare the man's life, arguing that he had suffered several strokes that left him unable to remember the crime.

Jan 22 2018

U.S. government goes back to work after 'lunch break' shutdown

ATLANTA Thousands of federal employees breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after U.S. senators reached a deal to end a three-day government shutdown, turning their brief time away from work into what one scientist described as a "lunch break."

Jan 22 2018

U.S. government goes back to work after 'lunch break' shutdown

ATLANTA Thousands of federal employees breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after U.S. senators reached a deal to end a three-day government shutdown, turning their brief time away from work into what one scientist described as a "lunch break."

Jan 22 2018

U.S. government goes back to work after 'lunch break' shutdown

ATLANTA Thousands of federal employees breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after U.S. senators reached a deal to end a three-day government shutdown, turning their brief time away from work into what one scientist described as a "lunch break."

Dec 21 2017

Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power project

ATLANTA, Dec 21 The state of Georgia said Southern Co can finish building two uncompleted nuclear reactors in the state, which when done would be the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built since the 1970s.

Nov 09 2017

Texas and Florida carry out executions on same day

Texas put to death a Mexican national on Wednesday for the kidnap, rape and murder of his cousin, and Florida on the same day put to death a 53-year-old man for a 1991 double-murder, officials said.

Oct 20 2017

Alabama executes man convicted of murdering police officer

(This version of the story has been refiled to correct typo in headline)

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