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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

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)

Oct 05 2017

Alabama execution put on hold after court issues stay

The execution of a 56-year-old man convicted of committing a double murder in Alabama on Christmas Eve, 1993, was put on hold after a U.S. district judge issued a stay and the state attorney general did not immediately appeal, officials said on Thursday.

Sep 26 2017

Supreme Court halts Georgia execution of man convicted of 1990 murder

ATLANTA The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for a black man scheduled to die on Tuesday in Georgia after his lawyers argued that his conviction was tainted by a juror with racist views.

Sep 10 2017

Irma evacuees find full hotels but a warm welcome in Georgia

ATLANTA As hundreds of thousands of Floridians flee Hurricane Irma, people in the state of Georgia have opened their homes to strangers who emerged from hours-long traffic jams to find hotels and campgrounds booked solid.

Sep 09 2017

Irma evacuees find full hotels but a warm welcome in Georgia

ATLANTA As hundreds of thousands of Floridians flee Hurricane Irma, people in the state of Georgia have opened their homes to strangers who emerged from hours-long traffic jams to find hotels and campgrounds booked solid.

Aug 28 2017

Georgia unveils statue of civil rights leader King on capitol grounds

ATLANTA Georgia on Monday unveiled a statue of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the same capitol grounds in Atlanta where statues of segregationists remain.

Aug 08 2017

U.S. orangutan Chantek, 'the ape who went to college,' dies at 39

ATLANTA Chantek, a male orangutan who was among the first apes to learn sign language, could clean his room and memorized the way to a fast-food restaurant, died on Monday at age 39, Zoo Atlanta said. | Video

Jun 09 2017

Alabama executes man convicted of three murders

Alabama executed a 46-year-old man on Thursday for the 1994 murders of three fast-food workers during a late-night robbery, in the 13 execution this year in the United States.

Jun 08 2017

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Alabama execution of man convicted of 3 murders

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily blocked Alabama's execution of a man for the 1994 murders of three fast-food workers during a late-night robbery.

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