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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

Dec 07 2017

Ex-South Carolina cop gets 20 years in prison for black motorist's death

CHARLESTON, S.C. The white former policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison, with a federal judge ruling that the killing amounted to murder. | Video

Dec 06 2017

Ex-South Carolina cop could soon learn fate for motorist's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. A white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man fleeing a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina could learn as soon as Thursday whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison for violating the motorist's civil rights.

Dec 05 2017

Ex-police officer shot South Carolina motorist after struggle: defense

CHARLESTON, S.C. Defense experts at the sentencing hearing for a white former police officer who killed an unarmed black man in South Carolina said on Tuesday that cellphone video indicated the two men struggled over the patrolman's stun gun before the shooting.

Dec 04 2017

Judge to weigh sentence for South Carolina ex-policeman who killed black man

CHARLESTON, S.C. U.S. prosecutors said on Monday that a white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back committed murder, while defense lawyers argued their client did not deserve to go to prison for life for his crime. | Video

Nov 04 2017

No prison for U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl, who Trump wanted dead

FORT BRAGG, N.C. U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison for endangering his comrades in arms when he deserted in Afghanistan in 2009, a sentence swiftly condemned by President Donald Trump, who while seeking election had called for his execution. | Video

Nov 02 2017

Judge considering punishment for U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl

FORT BRAGG, N.C. A military judge began deliberating U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl's sentence on Thursday, after prosecutors said the soldier should spend 14 years behind bars for endangering troops in Afghanistan in 2009 and the defense urged no prison time.

Nov 01 2017

U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl idealistic, impulsive: expert

FORT BRAGG, N.C. U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl is a bright but naive soldier who suffers from several mental health conditions and is willing to break rules to do what he believes is right, a forensic psychiatrist testified on Wednesday.

Oct 31 2017

U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl described as efficient soldier

FORT BRAGG, N.C. U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was an efficient soldier who at times seemed conflicted about his unit's mission in Afghanistan before walking off his post in June 2009 in an act of desertion, his former squad leader testified on Tuesday.

Oct 30 2017

Army deserter Bergdahl apologizes to troops injured searching for him

FORT BRAGG, N.C. U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl took the stand at his sentencing on Monday, apologizing to the troops who got hurt searching for him after he deserted in Afghanistan in 2009 and detailing the harsh conditions of Taliban captivity. | Video

Oct 26 2017

Gruesome injuries marked hunt for U.S. Army's Bergdahl: soldiers

FORT BRAGG, N.C. During a July 2009 raid seeking intelligence on the whereabouts of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had walked off his post in Afghanistan, a rocket-propelled grenade hit Army Specialist Jonathan Morita and mangled his right hand.

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