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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

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Pennsylvania report details decades of sexual abuse by priests

HARRISBURG, Pa. Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponization of faith" and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday. | Video

Jun 15 2018

Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' status

SCRANTON, Pa. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city's 'sanctuary' status, one that limits its cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Jun 07 2018

Pennsylvania trucker distracted by football game charged in motorcyclist death: police

MT. HOLLY SPRINGS, Pa. A Pennsylvania trucker who struck and killed a motorcyclist while the truck driver allegedly watched a football game on his cellphone was charged with homicide by vehicle, police said.

May 16 2018

Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in prison for quadruple murders

HARRISBURG, Pa. One of two Pennsylvania men charged in the killings of four young men lured to a farm with the promise of marijuana was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder, while the other suspect rejected a plea deal.

Apr 26 2018

Bill Cosby, once beloved 'America's Dad,' convicted of sexual assault

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Apr 25 2018

Cosby jurors ask to hear repeat of star defense witness testimony

NORRISTOWN, Pa. Jurors deliberating the fate of comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday asked to hear once again the testimony of the star defense witness and Cosby's interview with the police who investigated the 2004 incident that led to his sexual assault trial. | Video

Apr 24 2018

Cosby prosecutors say his 'time to escape justice is over'

NORRISTOWN, Pa. Evidence of being a serial rapist finally caught up with Bill Cosby after decades of assaulting women and hiding behind his kindly television persona, prosecutors told a Pennsylvania jury on Tuesday in closing arguments of his sexual assault trial. | Video

Apr 23 2018

No testimony from Cosby as defense rests in Pennsylvania sexual assault trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. Bill Cosby's lawyers rested their case on Monday in his retrial on sexual assault charges, with the comedian declining to testify in his own defense against a one-time friend's accusations that he drugged and raped her in 2004.

Apr 23 2018

Cosby judge bars defence from introducing 2005 deposition

NORRISTOWN, Pa. Bill Cosby's second trial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a onetime friend entered a third week on Monday with the judge rejecting a motion to introduce a 2005 deposition that the comedian's defence believed could have helped his case.

Apr 20 2018

Judge delays ruling on deposition by Cosby accuser's friend

NORRISTOWN, Pa. The judge in Bill Cosby's sex assault retrial on Friday delayed a decision on whether defense attorneys can introduce testimony from a woman they say could undercut his accuser's claim that she was unaware of the entertainer's physical interest in her.


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