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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 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.

Jun 08 2016

Oklahoma medical examiner rules oilman McClendon's deadly crash an accident

OKLAHOMA CITY The fiery crash that killed U.S. oilman Aubrey McClendon in March after his car hit a wall was an accident, Oklahoma's medical examiner said on Wednesday, echoing a police inquiry's findings a day earlier that there was no evidence of suicide. | Video

May 24 2016

Oklahoma regulators raise concerns on quake insurance rate hikes

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma regulators grappling with a massive increase in small earthquakes in the state linked to growing oil and gas production said on Tuesday they were concerned with spiking rates for earthquake insurance coverage and diminishing competition among insurers.

May 24 2016

Oklahoma regulators raise concerns on quake insurance rate hikes

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma regulators grappling with a massive increase in small earthquakes in the state linked to growing oil and gas production said on Tuesday they were concerned with spiking rates for earthquake insurance coverage and diminishing competition among insurers.

May 23 2016

Oklahoma bill cracks down on sex crimes with passed-out victims

OKLAHOMA CITY An Oklahoma bill to ensure sex crimes do not go unpunished because victims were unconscious or intoxicated when they occurred headed to the governor on Monday after receiving strong support in the Republican-dominated legislature.

May 23 2016

Oklahoma bill cracks down on sex crimes with passed-out victims

OKLAHOMA CITY An Oklahoma bill to ensure sex crimes do not go unpunished because victims were unconscious or intoxicated when they occurred headed to the governor on Monday after receiving strong support in the Republican-dominated legislature.

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