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Peter Szekely

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

Feb 14 2018

New York state seeks expedited timeline to close city's Rikers Island jail

NEW YORK New York state officials on Wednesday recommended speeding up New York City's timeline for closing its Rikers Island jail, saying the troubled facility is violating inmates' constitutional rights and state laws.

Feb 12 2018

Trump Jr.'s wife hospitalized after suspicious powder scare: police

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump was taken to a New York hospital on Monday after she opened a piece of mail containing an unidentified white powder that was later determined to be non-hazardous, officials said. | Video

Feb 10 2018

#MeToo fashion show opens with angel wing models, pig-faced men

NEW YORK A fashion show inspired by the #MeToo social media campaign aimed at exposing sexual misconduct across the United States opened on Friday in New York with models sporting angel wings handcuffed to men in pig masks. | Video

Feb 09 2018

New York fashion show to highlight #MeToo movement

NEW YORK, Feb 9 Inspired by a social media campaign aimed at exposing widespread sexual assault and harassment in U.S. life, a fashion show on Friday will have a #MeToo theme and feature models who share their stories on the runway.

Jan 16 2018

Pay dispute at New York's main produce market could lead to strike

NEW YORK Workers at the market that supplies New York City with much of its fresh fruits and vegetables were prepared to go on strike as early as Wednesday for the first time since 1986 if negotiators failed to reach a pay deal before a contract expires at midnight, their union said.

Jan 16 2018

Wage dispute at NY City's main produce market could lead to strike

NEW YORK, Jan 16 The market that supplies New York City with most of its fresh fruits and vegetables faces the prospect of its first work stoppage since 1986 if last-ditch bargaining on Tuesday fails to bridge pay differences in a contract covering 1,100 warehouse workers.

Jan 11 2018

Missouri prosecutor to probe Missouri governor over affair

The top prosecutor in St. Louis said on Thursday she will investigate the actions of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens after he admitted an extramarital affair with a woman before his election in November 2016, but then denied that he tried to blackmail her to keep it a secret. | Video

Jan 11 2018

New York charges 17 with numerous crimes, ties to Salvadoran drug gang

NEW YORK Law enforcement authorities on Thursday unveiled a slew of charges, including murder, drug trafficking and conspiracy, against 17 alleged members of a Central America-tied gang that they say is running a global criminal enterprise.

Jan 09 2018

Los Angeles prosecutor drops artist's sex accusation against Polanski

Prosecutors in Los Angeles said on Tuesday they declined to pursue criminal charges against film director Roman Polanski after a woman said last fall that he molested her 43 years ago when she was 10 years old.

Jan 08 2018

Three injured in fire atop N.Y.'s Trump Tower, officials say

NEW YORK Three people were injured in an early-morning fire at the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday, as the city's workday rush began. | Video


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