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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 13 2017

Ohio passes law barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosis

CLEVELAND Women in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the state senate on Wednesday and is heading to Republican Governor John Kasich’s desk.

Dec 08 2017

Ohio plan to sue MLS owner over team move likely to fail: experts

CLEVELAND Ohio's threatened lawsuit to prevent a Major League Soccer (MLS) team from leaving the state is unlikely to be successful in court, legal experts say.

Oct 04 2017

Ohio court overturns death sentence for convicted murderer, orders new trial

CLEVELAND A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of murdering a female bartender and ordered a new trial, saying prosecutors erred in showing jurors knives not used in the crime that the man owned.

Jun 28 2017

Ohio lawmakers vote to freeze Medicaid expansion

CLEVELAND Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature voted on Wednesday to freeze enrollment in the state's Medicaid healthcare insurance for the poor, setting the stage for a showdown with Republican Governor John Kasich, who favors expanding the program.

Jun 28 2017

Brother of Ohio pastor shot dead during service gets 31 years to life

CLEVELAND An Ohio man convicted of fatally shooting his brother, a pastor, during a Sunday morning church service in 2016 was sentenced on Wednesday to 31 years to life in prison, prosecutors said.

May 24 2017

Jury selected for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

PITTSBURGH Seven men and five women, including two black jurors, will determine comedian Bill Cosby's fate at his upcoming sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania, after claims from his lawyers that race played a factor in their selection.

May 22 2017

Jury for Cosby's sex assault trial starts to take shape

PITTSBURGH The Pennsylvania jury that will decide comedian Bill Cosby's fate at his sexual assault trial next month has its first five members. | Video

May 22 2017

Moment of truth for Cosby as jury selection for sex assault trial begins

PITTSBURGH A Pennsylvania judge began questioning 100 potential jurors on Monday for next month's sex assault trial of comedian Bill Cosby, whose reputation as America's favorite TV dad was shattered after dozens of women accused him of abuse.

May 10 2017

Cleveland man gets life sentence for murder of five people

CLEVELAND A Cleveland man was sentenced on Wednesday to five consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for murdering five people in 2014, including a woman and her unborn child, prosecutors said.

May 04 2017

No charges against Ohio State police officer who shot man during attack

CLEVELAND An Ohio county grand jury voted not to bring charges against a campus police officer who fatally shot a Somali immigrant who had injured 11 people in a car and knife attack last year, county prosecutor said on Thursday.


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