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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

Oct 21 2017

A picture and its story: A neo-Nazi in the midst of a protest

On the morning of October 17, two days before Richard Spencer, an avowed white nationalist and spokesman for the so-called alt-right, was to speak at the University of Florida, my wife asked if I had heard anything about it.

Nov 29 2016

Trump flag-burning tweet leads activists to burn some flags in New York

NEW YORK A small group of hard-left activists burned foot-long U.S. flags outside the Trump International Hotel in New York on Tuesday, in an angry response to a tweet by President-elect Donald Trump that flag-burners should face legal consequences.

Dec 17 2015

Amid chronic U.S. homelessness, Northwest backs 'tent cities'

SEATTLE For years, Jammie Nichols struggled with a drug habit that left the Florida mother reeling from blackouts, seizures, depression and poverty - and a decision to give one of her children up for adoption.

Oct 27 2015

Crowds mourn slain NYPD officer as suspect indicted for murder

NEW YORK Hundreds of mourners paid their respects on Tuesday to slain New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder, while the man accused of killing him sat in handcuffs inside a Manhattan courthouse as a grand jury indicted him for murder.

Apr 26 2015

Baltimore mayor says outsiders turned peaceful protest violent

BALTIMORE Baltimore's mayor and police on Sunday again blamed outside agitators for violence and vandalism that flared during a mostly peaceful protest over last week's death of a young black man who sustained an unexplained spinal injury while under arrest. | Video

Apr 26 2015

Wake held in Baltimore for black man who died after arrest

BALTIMORE A wake was held on Sunday for the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died after being taken into police custody and sustaining a mysterious spinal injury, a death that has angered many residents of this predominantly African-American city. | Video

Apr 26 2015

Baltimore man who died in police custody mourned at wake

BALTIMORE Mourners gathered at a Baltimore funeral home on Sunday to remember a 25-year-old black man who died a week ago while in police custody, an unexplained death that brought thousands to the city's downtown to protest police violence. | Video

Oct 14 2014

Police say tests show teen shot by St. Louis officer had gun residue on hands

St. Louis A black teenager fatally shot last week in St. Louis by an off-duty police officer had gunshot residue on his hands, jeans and T-shirt, according to crime lab results released on Tuesday after four days of protests in the city against police violence.

Feb 08 2013

Flights cancelled as blizzard begins to wallop northeastern U.S

BOSTON/NEW YORK A blizzard blew into the northeastern United States on Friday, bringing whiteout conditions to some parts of New England and threatening to drop record amounts of snow around Boston.

Feb 08 2013

Blizzard begins to wallop northeastern U.S

BOSTON/NEW YORK A blizzard blew into the northeastern United States on Friday, bringing whiteout conditions to some parts of New England and threatening to drop record amounts of snow around Boston.

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