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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

Nov 20 2017

Interview: Wealthy nations have a responsibility to help rebuild storm-hit Barbuda - PM

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich nations responsible for climate change need to help rebuild the Caribbean island of Barbuda where living conditions remain "primitive" more than two months after Hurricane Irma, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said on Monday.

Nov 10 2017

Tennessee police net 22 men for seeking sex with girls 14 and 16

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police have charged 22 people in a wealthy Nashville, Tennessee, suburb after the men agreed to pay to have sex with underage girls whose online profiles had been created by law enforcement agents, authorities said.

Nov 10 2017

Despite #MeToo, U.S. workers fear speaking out about sexual harassment

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During her thirties, Kate was groped twice by a colleague, another pressed his leg against her during a meeting and a boss turned hostile after she rebuffed his advances.

Nov 09 2017

Giant U.S. online travel site denotes hotels where sexual attacks occurred

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's anti-violence groups on Thursday welcomed a new warning system on the online travel site TripAdvisor Inc that shows which hotels are believed to have been sites of sexual assault.

Nov 08 2017

Transgender candidates rack up wins in first U.S. elections of Trump presidency

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender political candidates scored wins in the first U.S. elections since Donald Trump became president, a sign of their growing acceptance in parts of the country, experts said on Wednesday.

Nov 07 2017

Canadian restaurant run by HIV-positive staff aims to smash stigma

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Canadian gourmets is hoping to smash misconceptions about HIV transmission one plate at the time by opening a pop-up restaurant run entirely by staff infected with the virus.

Nov 06 2017

Bill to fight online sex-trafficking seen poised to advance in U.S. Senate

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Legislation in the U.S. Senate to crack down on websites accused of promoting sex trafficking won praise on Monday from experts and activists who said the measure was poised to move forward.

Nov 06 2017

Harvard honors Elton John for work fighting HIV/AIDS

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British musician Elton John will receive an award on Monday from the prestigious Harvard Foundation for his contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS, the group said.

Nov 02 2017

Women, minorities take more seats in U.S. boardrooms: study

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - White men still overwhelm the boardroom but for the first time, women and minorities together accounted for half of the new independent directors appointed by corporate America this year, a recruitment firm said on Thursday.

Nov 01 2017

Flint bottles hope from its toxic water crisis

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Flint was drowning in empty bottles after a toxic water scandal became the latest crisis to hit the Michigan town - this week it fought back with a project that transforms its plastic waste into a hip new line of clothes.

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