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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

Aug 29 2018

French baguette faces pinch from anti-salt lawmakers

PARIS France's beloved bread loaf, the baguette, may be about to lose some of its bite, with politicians looking into the health risks of additives set to propose legislation forcing bakers and processed food makers more generally to slash salt content.

Aug 27 2018

Weight loss drug lorcaserin found safe in large study

(Reuters Health) - Eisai's weight loss drug lorcaserin does not increase people's risk of major cardiovascular events, according to data from a study of 12,000 overweight or obese patients.

Aug 22 2018

Student designs controller to boost disabled sister's dexterity

Jess Searle has a type of cerebral palsy that means she has always struggled with handheld devices or game consoles. | Video

Jun 21 2018

'Heartbroken' father of designer Kate Spade dies at age 89

The father of fashion designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family said on Thursday.

May 18 2018

Trump takes aim at Planned Parenthood in proposed abortion regulation

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday issued a proposal to restrict health clinics and programs that receive government funding from referring women to receive abortions. | Video

Apr 27 2018

Swedish DJ Avicii 'could not go on any longer,' family says

The family of Swedish DJ Avicii, who was found dead last week in Oman at the age of 28, said on Thursday that he struggled with life and "could not go on any longer."

Apr 18 2018

New York nanny convicted in stabbing deaths of two young children

A New York nanny was found guilty on Wednesday of stabbing to death two children in her care at their luxury Manhattan apartment, in a case that drew national headlines. | Video

Apr 16 2018

Eurovision winner Wurst says she is HIV positive

VIENNA Conchita Wurst, the bearded Austrian drag queen who became a gay rights icon after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, said in an Instagram post late on Sunday that she is HIV-positive.

Mar 15 2018

South Africa expects Listeria infections to increase

South Africa's health minister expects the infections from the worst listeria outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year to increase and warned that there could also be other cases in the southern Africa region.

Feb 15 2018

U.S. officials warn 'intense' flu season to continue, urge shots

Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks. | Video

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