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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 18 2018

Five dead following U.S. Border Patrol car chase in Texas

BIG WELLS, Texas Five immigrants died and several others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle careened out of control while being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas about 90 miles (145 km) north of the Mexican border, officials said. | Video

Jun 08 2018

Texas family sues U.S. for $50 million over church massacre

SAN ANTONIO A couple whose nine relatives were among the 26 people fatally shot in a Texas church massacre in November has sued the U.S. government for $50 million, saying its "institutional failures" played a part in the murders, court filings on Friday showed.

Mar 21 2018

Sixth Texas parcel bomb leaves U.S. investigators baffled

AUSTIN/SCHERTZ, Texas A parcel packed with nails and shrapnel blew up on Tuesday at a FedEx Corp center near San Antonio, Texas, injuring a worker, before a second booby-trapped package was intercepted in Austin - the latest in a chain of bombings that have killed two people. | Video

Mar 08 2018

Second man pleads guilty in Texas death of 10 immigrants in truck

SAN ANTONIO, Texas A second man pleaded guilty on Thursday to arranging the transport of dozens of immigrants across Texas last year that ended with 10 of them dead or dying in a sweltering tractor-trailer in a San Antonio parking lot.

Dec 15 2017

Family sues retailer for sale of gun used in Texas church massacre

SAN ANTONIO The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store that sold the assault rifle used in the deadliest mass murder in the state's history, lawyers said on Friday.

Dec 10 2017

Priest gets life sentence in cold-case murder of Texas beauty queen

SAN ANTONIO A retired Catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in south Texas on Friday, local media reported, ending a cold case that has troubled the community for nearly 60 years. | Video

Aug 31 2017

Florida city votes to scrub Confederate names from streets

A city commission in southern Florida on Wednesday voted to remove the names of three Confederate generals from city streets, in response to a community campaign begun months before the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Aug 24 2017

Hurricane Harvey threatens U.S. with most powerful storm in 12 years

SAN ANTONIO A Gulf of Mexico storm rapidly intensified on Thursday spinning into the potentially biggest hurricane to hit the mainland United States in 12 years and taking aim at the heart of nation's oil refining industry. | Video

Jul 26 2017

Prosecutors plan video depositions in Texas truck death case

SAN ANTONIO U.S. prosecutors are planning video depositions of witnesses ahead of the trial of a man charged with driving a truck packed with illegal immigrants in sweltering Texas heat, court documents showed on Wednesday. Ten people died.

Jul 24 2017

Arrested driver of truck that held nine bodies due in court in Texas

SAN ANTONIO The driver of a truck in which at least nine men were found dead alongside dozens suffering in sweltering conditions in San Antonio, Texas was expected to appear in court on Monday, over what authorities called a case of ruthless human trafficking.

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