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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

Jun 19 2018

Activist Icahn gains control of board in proxy fight at SandRidge Energy

OKLAHOMA CITY Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday won a battle for control of SandRidge Energy, taking five seats on the board of the U.S. shale producer that he wants to sell.

Apr 14 2018

After walkouts, U.S. teachers eye elections for school funding gains

OKLAHOMA CITY/TULSA, Okla. High school physics teacher Craig Hoxie filed to run for Oklahoma's House of Representatives on Friday, a day after the end of a two-week teacher walkout that had pressed lawmakers for school funding.

Apr 12 2018

Oklahoma teachers end nearly two-week walkout that shut schools

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma's largest teachers union on Thursday called off a nearly two-week walkout that shut public schools statewide, saying it had secured historic gains in education funding after school budgets were devastated by a decade of cuts. | Video

Apr 12 2018

Oklahoma parents fret over childcare, testing as teachers strike

OKLAHOMA CITY/TULSA, Okla. Oklahoma parent Matt Reynolds backs a teachers' strike that has shut schools statewide, but each day it drags on is another he has to pay for daycare for three of his children.

Apr 11 2018

Oklahoma's striking teachers seek more funds, Republicans say they are done

OKLAHOMA CITY A strike by Oklahoma educators demanding more school funding extended to a 10th day on Wednesday, as the state's Republican leaders warned they planned no further increases after approving $450 million in new revenue to boost teacher pay.

Jun 30 2017

Oklahoma becomes 4th U.S. state to sue opioid drugmakers

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma on Friday became the fourth U.S. state to accuse drugmakers of misrepresenting the risks of opioid pain medications, saying they engaged in deceptive marketing that helped fuel an addiction epidemic.

Jun 30 2017

Oklahoma sues opioid drugmakers; New Hampshire presses epidemic probe

OKLAHOMA CITY/BOSTON Oklahoma on Friday joined growing litigation over claims drugmakers misrepresented the risks of opioid painkillers, as New Hampshire cleared a hurdle in its own probe of the role played by companies in the national addiction epidemic.

Jun 30 2017

Oklahoma becomes 4th U.S. state to sue opioid drugmakers

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 30 Oklahoma on Friday became the fourth U.S. state to accuse drugmakers of misrepresenting the risks of opioid pain medications, saying they engaged in deceptive marketing that helped fuel an addiction epidemic.

Apr 25 2017

Citing flaws, Oklahoma group calls for extended execution moratorium

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma should extend its moratorium on executions indefinitely until "systemic flaws" in the state's capital punishment system are repaired, a bipartisan group said on Tuesday after a year-long review prompted by problems with prior lethal injections.

Jun 14 2016

Two men convicted in Oklahoma murder of 'Cathouse' prostitute

OKLAHOMA CITY An Oklahoma jury convicted two men of killing four people in a 2009 drug house murder spree whose victims included a former prostitute featured on the HBO reality show "Cathouse," court officials said on Tuesday.

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