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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

Apr 12 2017

Kansas Republican wins congressional seat in special election

KANSAS CITY, Kan Kansas Republican and state treasurer Ron Estes on Tuesday defeated Democrat civil rights attorney James Thompson to win a Congressional seat in a race that became an unlikely testing ground of an early backlash to President Donald Trump. | Video

Mar 01 2017

FBI investigating shootings of Indian men in Kansas as hate crime

KANSAS CITY, Kan. The deadly shooting of an Indian engineer and wounding of his co-worker last Wednesday at a bar in Kansas is being investigated as a hate crime, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday. | Video

Feb 06 2017

Missouri becomes 28th state with optional union dues

KANSAS City, Mo. Missouri became the 28th U.S. state on Monday to make paying dues optional for employees who work in union-represented shops.

Nov 23 2016

World's tallest water slide to be torn down after death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. The world's tallest water slide will be torn down after a 10-year-old boy suffered a broken neck and was killed riding it in August, an amusement park in Kansas City, said.

Oct 17 2016

Kansas trio pleads not guilty in plot to bomb apartment, mosque

KANSAS CITY, Kan. Three men charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building in western Kansas where Muslim immigrants from Somalia lived and had a mosque pleaded not guilty on Monday but remained in jail, prosecutors said.

Oct 15 2016

Three Kansas men charged with bomb plot against Somalians

KANSAS CITY, Kan. Three men were arrested on Friday and charged with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in western Kansas where 120 people lived, including Muslim immigrants from Somalia who also used one apartment as a mosque, federal officials said.

Oct 06 2016

Man sentenced to jail for defacing Islamic center in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. A man who pleaded guilty to spray-painting offensive graffiti on the walls of an Islamic center in Missouri in 2011 and later leaving burned copies of the Koran outside the building's front door was sentenced on Thursday to two weeks in jail.

Sep 28 2016

Missouri fraternity suspended after being accused of racial slurs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The University of Missouri said on Wednesday a fraternity accused of making racial slurs toward a group of black students had been suspended, less than a year after allegations of racism on campus ignited protests.

Sep 14 2016

Missouri lawmakers override gun, voter ID vetoes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Missouri lawmakers pushed through bills on Wednesday eliminating the need for permits to carry concealed weapons and requiring voters to show a photo identification before casting a ballot, overriding Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes of the bills.

Sep 14 2016

Missouri lawmakers override governor's veto of voter ID bill

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday overrode Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification in order to cast a ballot in the state starting in 2017, after this year's presidential election.

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