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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 06 2018

Apple, YouTube, and others drop conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc's YouTube, Facebook Inc and Spotify all took down podcasts and channels from U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying on Monday that the Infowars author had broken community standards. | Video

Aug 06 2018

At least 40 shot and four killed in a night of Chicago gun violence

At least 40 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend during the seven hours from midnight Saturday to early Sunday morning, with four fatalities, city police said on Sunday, a stark violent streak in a city where authorities say gun violence has been decreasing this year. | Video

Aug 06 2018

Hurricane Hector regains strength as it plows toward Hawaii

Hurricane Hector regained strength in the eastern Pacific late on Sunday and swelled into a Category 4 storm again with sustained 140 mph winds as it stayed on target to possibly hit Hawaii by midweek, officials said.

Aug 06 2018

Heat, winds pose enduring menace to burning Northern California

Aug 6 With gusting winds, triple digit temperatures and almost zero chance of rain in Northern California this week, scorching weather poses a persistent threat to firefighters battling out-of-control blazes on parched land, officials said.

Aug 06 2018

Apple removes most of U.S. conspiracy theorist's podcasts from iTunes

Aug 6 Most of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's podcasts from his right-wing media platform Infowars have been removed from Apple's iTunes and podcast apps, the media news website BuzzFeed quoted a company spokesman as saying on Sunday.

Aug 05 2018

California wildfires claim seventh victim, still spreading

NEW YORK A seventh person died in a northern California wildfire on Saturday, as a couple of other fast-growing wildfires in the state expanded by more than 25 percent overnight and continued to spread.

Aug 05 2018

California wildfires claim seventh victim, still spreading

NEW YORK, Aug 5 A seventh person died in a northern California wildfire on Saturday, as a couple of other fast-growing wildfires in the state expanded by more than 25 percent overnight and continued to spread.

Jul 09 2018

Chris set to become hurricane, Beryl poses flood threat to Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Chris strengthened in the mid-Atlantic and was expected to become a hurricane on Monday evening or Tuesday, while the former Hurricane Beryl dwindled into a heavy rainstorm threatening to bring flooding to Puerto Rico, forecasters said.

Jul 08 2018

Escaped U.S. murderer captured after a three days on the run

An escaped convict, who climbed a Mississippi prison fence Thursday and went on a three-day run, was captured late Saturday near the Gulf Coast city, Biloxi, the Jackson County, MS, Sheriff said.

Jul 08 2018

Four hurt when medical helicopter crashed on Chicago highway: officials

Four people were injured when a medical helicopter crashed on a highway in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday night, with one in critical condition, officials said.

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