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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.

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May 01 2018

Explain stand on gay sex: India's top court issues notice to government

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's government must explain its stand on consensual sexual relations between same sex adults, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday, setting a July deadline for a response.

Apr 02 2018

Seven reported killed as India's Dalits lead protests against court ruling

NEW DELHI At least seven people were killed on Monday as protesters led by India's Dalits set fire to police posts and blocked railway tracks after the Supreme Court barred the immediate arrest of people accused of discriminating against them, local media said.

Apr 02 2018

India's lower-caste Dalits lead nationwide protests against court judgment

NEW DELHI Protesters led by India's lower-caste Dalit community on Monday set fire to police posts and blocked railway tracks as they opposed a Supreme Court ruling that bars immediate arrest of individuals accused of discriminating against them, media said.

Mar 09 2018

India's top court upholds passive euthanasia, allows living wills in landmark judgment

NEW DELHI Individuals have a right to die with dignity, India's Supreme Court upheld on Friday in a landmark verdict that permits the removal of life-support systems for the terminally ill or those in incurable comas.

Feb 09 2018

Empty government buildings can be homeless shelters, India top court says

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Local authorities should consider converting empty government properties into night shelters for the homeless, India's highest court said, amid growing concern about the number of deaths on the streets during winter months.

Jan 23 2018

India's top court rejects bid to reinstate ban on film as Hindu groups protest

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected bids by two states to reinstate a ban on the disputed Bollywood film "Padmaavat", saying it stood by its previous ruling clearing the way for the movie to be shown in theaters.

Jan 12 2018

Four judges criticize India's top court in rare public spat

NEW DELHI Four justices of India's top court on Friday criticized its distribution of cases to judges and raised concerns about judicial appointments, in an unprecedented public airing of problems at one of the country's most respected institutions.

Jan 08 2018

India's top court to review past verdict on gay sex ban

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider its 2013 decision that criminalize consensual sexual relations between same sex adults, a victory for equal rights campaigners.

Dec 14 2017

India's top court allows Vodafone to begin second arbitration in $2 billion tax dispute

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's top court on Thursday allowed Britain's Vodafone to initiate a second arbitration process under an India-UK investment pact over a long-running $2 billion (£1.5 billion)-plus tax dispute with New Delhi.

Oct 09 2017

Indian court bans firecracker sales in Delhi ahead of peak pollution season

NEW DELHI India's top court on Monday temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in and around the capital ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, as it looks to prevent a repeat of severe air pollution that forced school closures last year.

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