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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

Jul 15 2018

Chicago police release video of shooting that sparked violent protests

CHICAGO Chicago police on Sunday released body camera footage of officers shooting dead a black man as he reached for his concealed handgun, hoping to quell two days of violent and peaceful protests that had branded the incident a case of police brutality. | Video

Jul 13 2018

Chicago man in Puerto Rico shirt incident due back in court

CHICAGO A Chicago man charged with a felony hate crime after a video went viral showing him scolding a woman for wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a Puerto Rican flag will return to court on Aug. 1 after his release on bond, authorities said on Friday.

Jul 12 2018

Build-A-Bear limits store promotion as crowds build a logjam

CHICAGO Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc, the global stuffed-animal retailer, had to limit a popular pay-your-age event on Thursday as long lines stretched outside its U.S., Canada and UK stores and crowds clogged mall corridors. | Video

Jun 18 2018

Heat wave wilts much of U.S. Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO Chicago and St. Louis sweltered on Monday at the center of a heat wave that stretched across the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, although relief could come as soon as Monday evening in some areas.

Jun 15 2018

Kentucky man gets 30-day sentence in attack on Senator Rand Paul

A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Kentucky man to 30 days in prison for assaulting U.S. Senator Rand Paul in an attack last November that left the politician with several broken ribs, prosecutors said. | Video

Jun 14 2018

Elon Musk's Boring Co to build high-speed airport link in Chicago

CHICAGO Chicago has selected Elon Musk's Boring Co to build a $1 billion underground transit system that will whisk people from Chicago's downtown Loop district to O'Hare International Airport at 150 miles per hour (240 km per hour), the billionaire entrepreneur and Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Thursday. | Video

Jun 14 2018

Elon Musk's Boring Co to build high-speed commuter system in Chicago

CHICAGO, June 14 Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's Boring Co to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the downtown Loop district to O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, the company and the mayor's office said.

May 25 2018

Heroic science teacher in Indiana shooting is ex-defensive lineman

The middle school science teacher, hailed as a hero for intervening in an Indiana school shooting on Friday, is a 29-year-old married father who was a defensive lineman on his college football team, his alma mater and local media said.

May 25 2018

Heroic science teacher in Indiana shooting is ex-defensive lineman

The middle school science teacher, hailed as a hero for intervening in an Indiana school shooting on Friday, is a 29-year-old married father who was a defensive lineman on his college football team, his alma mater and local media said.

May 23 2018

California man, two others indicted in fatal Kansas 'swatting' case

A man accused of making a hoax call that led police in Kansas to kill an unarmed man was indicted by a federal grand jury along with two others involved in the "swatting" incident that stemmed from a video game dispute, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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