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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 13 2018

U.N. countries agree on pact to manage mass global migration

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations agreed on Friday on wide-ranging ways to cope with the millions of migrants moving from country to country, overcoming "mistrust" and "difficult" issues to draw up the first-ever migration pact, officials said.

Jul 12 2018

Brazilian soccer star Marta scores U.N. role to tackle gender inequality

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazilian soccer superstar Marta Vieira da Silva on Thursday was appointed a goodwill ambassador by UN Women, which said she would use her fame to promote gender equality and tackle stereotypes, especially in sport, amid World Cup mania.

Jul 12 2018

Failure to educate girls could cost world $30 trillion: report

(This version of the July 11th story corrects to show $30 trillion figure is overall, not annual)

Jul 11 2018

New York says first city to show how faring on goals to end social woes

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York on Wednesday became the first city to unveil how it is faring on global goals to end poverty, inequality and other woes by 2030, officials said, highlighting the importance for cities to promote social and economic innovation.

Jul 11 2018

Lack of data, definitions dent global drive to strengthen cities - U.N

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A global drive to make cities safer and more resilient to disasters is being hampered as many countries are unable to gather local data, monitor progress or even clearly define 'city' and 'urban,' a United Nations report said on Wednesday.

Jun 25 2018

Exclusive: U.S. among 10 most dangerous countries for women amid #MeToo campaign - poll

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States was named as the only Western nation among the 10 most dangerous countries for women on Tuesday in a survey of global experts, after the #MeToo campaign triggered a flood of complaints about sexual harassment and assault.

Jun 20 2018

Conflict, climate change choke efforts to cure poverty, inequality: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change and conflict are forcing growing numbers of people to go hungry, flee their homes and lose critical access to water, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a look at progress in its global development goals.

Jun 12 2018

American Indians fear U.S.-Mexico border wall will destroy ancient culture

EL PASO, Texas (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Indians, the water of the Rio Grande that divides the United States and Mexico sanctifies religious rites and purifies their hunts.

Jun 11 2018

Overlooked U.S. border shantytowns face threat of gathering storms

MERCEDES, Texas (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When it rains in South Texas, Norma Aldape worries that dirty water will overwhelm the shantytowns - known as colonias - where she lives tight against the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jun 10 2018

Fear drives forced labor underground along U.S.-Mexico border

ALAMO, Texas (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fear of tightened border patrols and tough new immigration laws is driving victims of human trafficking into hiding in the Rio Grande Valley at the southern tip of the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation.

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