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John Shiffman

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

Jul 19 2018

U.S. judge sets plea change for Algerian who recruited 'Jihad Jane'

WASHINGTON An Algerian man accused of recruiting an American woman known as "Jihad Jane" in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of supporting terrorism, is expected to change his plea to guilty, a court filing showed on Thursday.

Jun 01 2018

Colorado creates body donation law following Reuters report

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Colorado has adopted a law to regulate companies that solicit bodies donated to science and sell the parts to medical educators, the governor's office announced this week.

May 22 2018

Businessman who sold diseased human body parts gets nine years in prison

DETROIT A Detroit businessman who sold and leased human body parts was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday for selling diseased remains to medical educators.

Feb 22 2018

U.S. budget deal grants $1.5 billion for drug-affected babies, families

(This version of the Feb 9 story corrects in 10th paragraph to 'prevention' from 'intervention')

Feb 09 2018

U.S. budget deals grants $1.5 bln for opioid-addicted babies, families

WASHINGTON, Feb 9 A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids.

Feb 08 2018

Special Report: U.S. body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

PORTLAND, Oregon On July 20, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed Charleston, South Carolina carrying thousands of containers. One of them held a lucrative commodity: body parts from dozens of dead Americans.

Feb 06 2018

Exclusive: FBI raids Colorado body broker following Reuters report

WASHINGTON The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday searched the offices of a Colorado businesswoman who operates a funeral home and a body donation company from the same building.

Jan 22 2018

Body broker who sold diseased remains is convicted of fraud

WASHINGTON A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains.

Jan 05 2018

FBI agent describes grisly warehouse in start of body broker's trial

DETROIT The warehouse of a Michigan man who sold donated body parts to researchers was littered with dead flies, dog bowls and human remains “frozen together in flesh-on-flesh chunks,” a federal agent testified Friday.

Dec 27 2017

Special Report: A business where human bodies were butchered, packaged and sold

PHOENIX Sam Kazemi stood over the old man’s corpse. Nearby lay pliers, a scalpel and a motorized saw designed to cut drywall and pipe.

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