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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

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U.S. diplomats accuse Tillerson of breaking child soldiers law

WASHINGTON A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal documents reviewed by Reuters. | Video

Aug 26 2017

Special Report: How Taser inserts itself into investigations involving its weapons

MIAMI BEACH, Florida With a police officer close behind, Israel Hernandez-Llach ducked into an apartment building and dashed down the hall. Bursting through a rear exit, he scrambled over an iron fence, landing hard on a parked car, and sprinted across the parking lot. | Video

Aug 24 2017

Taser forges network of scientists, ties with police to defend stun gun

WASHINGTON Taser International Inc, the maker of police stun guns, has defended the safety of its weapon by spending millions on company-sponsored studies and cultivating close ties with police, medical examiners and consultants, a Reuters examination found.

Aug 24 2017

Taser forges network of scientists, ties with police to defend stun gun

WASHINGTON Taser International Inc, the maker of police stun guns, has defended the safety of its weapon by spending millions on company-sponsored studies and cultivating close ties with police, medical examiners and consultants, a Reuters examination found.

Aug 24 2017

Taser forges network of scientists, ties with police to defend stun gun

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 Taser International Inc, the maker of police stun guns, has defended the safety of its weapon by spending millions on company-sponsored studies and cultivating close ties with police, medical examiners and consultants, a Reuters examination found.

Aug 23 2017

Special Report: As Taser warns of more risks, cities bear a burden in court

CINCINNATI, Ohio Officer Richard Haas says he never meant for Everette Howard to die. He just wanted to stop him. | Video

Aug 23 2017

‘Breathe, Ronald, Breathe:’ The court case curbing Taser use

WASHINGTON One of the biggest commercial threats to Taser International’s signature weapon could come from a lawsuit the company won.

Aug 23 2017

Special Report: A 911 plea for help, a Taser shot and the toll of stun guns

ONTARIO, California As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming about demons, Nancy Schrock knew he was unraveling fast. She dialed the police.

Aug 23 2017

‘Breathe, Ronald, Breathe:’ The court case curbing Taser use

WASHINGTON One of the biggest commercial threats to Taser International’s signature weapon could come from a lawsuit the company won.

Aug 23 2017

U.S. police, cities have faced at least 435 wrongful death suits involving Tasers

WASHINGTON U.S. police departments and municipalities have faced at least 435 wrongful death suits involving Tasers, leading to at least $172 million in publicly funded payouts to estates and families of those who died, a Reuters examination found.

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