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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

Dec 05 2017

Trump lawyers say judge lacks jurisdiction for defamation lawsuit

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers told a New York state judge on Tuesday that under the U.S. Constitution she had no jurisdiction over the president and therefore urged her to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a woman who has accused Trump of sexual harassment.

Dec 05 2017

Trump's lawyers to argue accuser's lawsuit should be tossed

NEW YORK, Dec 5 Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to ask a New York state judge on Tuesday to throw out a defamation lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump's television show "The Apprentice" who accused him of sexually harassing her.

Dec 01 2017

U.S. flight crews ill-equipped for sexual harassment complaints

NEW YORK Many U.S. flight attendants lack the training in how to deal with complaints of on-board sexual harassment, an industry union and Democratic lawmakers say, raising questions about whether airlines are prepared to protect passengers from predatory men.

Nov 30 2017

Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK Longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read out on the NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him for inappropriate sexual behavior.

Nov 30 2017

NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK NBC News fired Matt Lauer, the popular host of its "Today" morning show, on Wednesday after a female colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the network said, making him the latest rich and powerful man to be felled by such accusations. | Video

Nov 10 2017

Air Force missed at least two chances to stop Texas shooter buying guns

NEW YORK The U.S. Air Force missed at least two chances to block the shooter in last weekend's deadly church attack in Texas from buying guns after he was accused of a violent offense in 2012, according to current and former government officials and a review of military documents. | Video

Nov 06 2017

U.S. Air Force says failed to report Texas shooter's criminal history

WASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force said on Monday it failed to provide information as required about a Texas shooter's criminal history to a U.S. law enforcement database - something that should have blocked any legal access to firearms in the United States.

Nov 06 2017

U.S. Air Force says failed to report Texas shooter's criminal history

WASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force said on Monday it failed to provide information as required about a Texas shooter's criminal history to a U.S. law enforcement database - something that should have blocked any legal access to firearms in the United States.

Nov 03 2017

U.S. government releases detained Mexican girl with cerebral palsy

The U.S. government released from custody a 10-year-old Mexican girl with cerebral palsy on Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union said, 10 days after the ambulance taking her to surgery in Texas was stopped at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.

Nov 02 2017

New York's Uzbeks unnerved by bearded attack suspect

(Story corrects name of Emir Palace owner to Ganiev, from Gergiev, in paras 16 and 18; Corrects example of guesses of more likely origins for suspect to Kyrgyzstan, from Tajikistan, in para 2)

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