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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

Jun 22 2018

New Jersey law gives momentum to U.S. efforts to ban child marriage

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Jersey gave child advocates a boost on Friday as it became the second U.S. state to outlaw child marriage in as many months.

Jun 20 2018

Scientific study finds asylum seekers boosting European economies

NEW YORK, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations' economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, scientists said on Wednesday.

Jun 20 2018

Puerto Rico land ownership system hampering rebuilding: leaders

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Puerto Rico should use some of the billions of dollars in aid pledged after a deadly hurricane last year to fix a flawed land ownership system that is hampering reconstruction, community leaders said in a report published on Wednesday.

Jun 17 2018

'Girls can come after you': U.S. tech moguls risk jail for online sex trafficking

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Victims of sex trafficking could sue U.S. websites used to sell their bodies online, experts said, as a new law signals a drive by Washington to clamp down on soaring internet sex slavery.

May 31 2018

Regrets and relief one year after U.S. ditched global climate deal

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after President Donald Trump vowed to pull the United States out of a global pact to fight climate change, experts lamented the move but welcomed efforts by cities and states to fill the gap.

May 30 2018

Regrets and relief one year after U.S. ditched global climate deal

NEW YORK, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a global pact to fight climate change, experts lament the move but welcome efforts by cities and states to fill the gap.

May 24 2018

Teen bride who killed 'rapist' husband appeals her death sentence

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Sudanese teen sentenced to death after killing her husband as he tried to rape her has appealed the ruling amid growing support by celebrities and on social media.

May 24 2018

U.S. bans imports of slave-picked cotton from Turkmenistan

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has banned cotton imported from Turkmenistan due to findings of state-enforced slave labor, a move celebrated by activists who said they hope other nations using enslaved workers will come under similar scrutiny.

May 18 2018

Genderless clothes store breaks new ground in New York

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Caitlin Helms was shopping with her mother in downtown New York when a sign in a store window stopped them in their tracks - "The world's first gender-free store".

May 18 2018

Signs of gas banned for harming climate prompt global hunt for source

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists are hunting for the mysterious source of surging levels of a gas that is outlawed for depleting the planet's protective ozone layer, United Nations officials said on Friday.

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