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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 23 2014

Newark, N.J., schools probed after claims of race discrimination

NEWARK N.J. The U.S. Department of Education said on Wednesday it was investigating complaints that a plan to reorganize public schools in Newark, New Jersey, discriminates against black students.

Jul 22 2014

Feds: Police misconduct rampant in Newark, N.J., city OKs monitor

NEWARK N.J. Federal investigators found police repeatedly violated civil rights in Newark, New Jersey's largest city, and recommended an independent monitor to oversee changes, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Jul 18 2014

New Jersey MS-13 gang members charged with racketeering, conspiracy

NEWARK N.J. Three men described by prosecutors as New Jersey members of MS-13, a street gang with turf stretching from Salvadorean prisons to U.S. coastal cities, appeared in a New Jersey federal court on Friday on charges of racketeering and murder conspiracy.

Jul 17 2014

Police find woman's severed head in bushes outside New York home

Police found a woman's severed head in bushes outside a Long Island home on Thursday in an area where human body parts were discovered scattered last week, authorities said.

Jul 17 2014

Truck driver arrested in death of officer in New Jersey crash

NEWARK N.J. Prosecutors have charged a Brooklyn truck driver with second-degree vehicular homicide after his 18-wheeler left a road in New Jersey on Thursday and killed a police officer conducting speed checks from an unmarked car, officials said.

Jul 14 2014

Manager of New Jersey diner pleads guilty in murder for hire plot

NEWARK N.J. A former manager of the Tick Tock Diner in Clifton, New Jersey, pleaded guilty on Monday to hiring a hit man to murder his uncle, who co-owns the popular eatery, prosecutors said.

Jul 14 2014

Air India flight returns to New Jersey airport after engine trouble

NEWARK N.J. An Air India flight with 313 passengers onboard was forced to return to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday after an engine on the Boeing 777 appeared to overheat and catch fire, according to airport officials.

Jul 13 2014

Air India flight returns to New Jersey airport after engine trouble

NEWARK N.J. An Air India flight with 313 passengers onboard was forced to return to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday after an engine on the Boeing 777 appeared to overheat and catch fire, according to airport officials.

Jul 13 2014

Air India flight returns to New Jersey airport after bird strike

NEWARK New Jersey An Air India flight with 313 passengers onboard was forced to return to Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday after a bird strike caused an engine on the Boeing 777 to catch fire, according to airport officials.

Jul 12 2014

Comedian Tracy Morgan released from rehab after June crash

Newark N.J Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was released from a rehabilitation center to finish his recovery at home from a New Jersey crash in June that left him critically injured and killed a fellow passenger, his spokesman said on Saturday.

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