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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

Nov 07 2017

Exclusive: FBI agents raid headquarters of major U.S. body broker

PORTLAND, Oregon Federal agents have seized records from a national company that solicits thousands of Americans to donate their bodies to science each year, then profits by dissecting the parts and distributing them for use by researchers and educators.

Oct 31 2017

Special Report: In warehouse of horrors, body broker stacked human heads

DETROITWhen U.S. authorities arrested Arthur Rathburn last year, they hailed their investigation as a milestone in efforts to police a growing industry: brokers who acquire bodies donated to science, dissect them and sell or lease the parts for profit.

Oct 31 2017

Criminals, slaves, minorities - the unseemly past of the body trade

Body donation was not always considered the altruistic act it is today. It was also rarely voluntary. The earliest subjects included executed criminals, the indigent and victims of grave robbery.

Oct 31 2017

Criminals, slaves, minorities: the unseemly past of the body trade

Body donation was not always considered the altruistic act it is today. It was also rarely voluntary. The earliest subjects included executed criminals, the indigent and victims of grave robbery.

Oct 26 2017

Special Report: U.S. company makes a fortune selling bodies donated to science

PHOENIX, Arizona In 2008, a thriving company named Science Care Inc developed a 55-page national expansion plan. The internal document projected the yield on raw material to the decimal point and earnings to the dollar.

Oct 25 2017

How and why Reuters purchased human body parts

Reuters spent more than a year examining the workings of a multi-million dollar industry that dissects, rents and sells human bodies. Such firms, commonly known as body brokers, acquire, usually for free, bodies that have been donated to science. Then they often cut those bodies into pieces and sell the parts for hundreds or thousands of dollars each. The buyers are typically medical researchers, medical-device makers or organizations that train doctors.

Oct 25 2017

Special Report: Reuters buys human remains, and learns a donor's tragic story

TOWNSEND, Tennessee Cody Saunders was born in 1992 with failing kidneys and a hole in his heart.

Oct 25 2017

Special report: How and why Reuters purchased bodies for its investigation

ATLANTA Reuters spent more than a year examining the workings of a multimillion-dollar industry that dissects, rents and sells the donated dead.

Oct 25 2017

How and why Reuters purchased bodies for its investigation

ATLANTA Reuters spent more than a year examining the workings of a multimillion-dollar industry that dissects, rents and sells the donated dead.

Oct 25 2017

Special Report: How and why Reuters purchased bodies for its investigation

ATLANTA Reuters spent more than a year examining the workings of a multimillion-dollar industry that dissects, rents and sells the donated dead.

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