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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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26 May 2017

U.S. warship drill meant to defy China's claim over artificial island - officials

WASHINGTON A U.S. warship carried out a "manoeuvring drill" when it sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, to show Beijing it was not entitled to a territorial sea around it, U.S. officials said on Thursday. | Video

25 May 2017

U.S. military acknowledges over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

WASHINGTON A U.S. military investigation on Thursday acknowledged that more than 100 civilians were killed in a U.S. air strike on a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March during operations against Islamic State militants.

25 May 2017

As Taliban gain and U.S. weighs troop hike, a widow's plea to 'finish the job'

WASHINGTON On a cold morning in January, Alexandra McClintock shoved her bare hands into the pockets of her black jacket and gazed at the endless rows of graves in Arlington National Cemetery, just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. | Video

25 May 2017

In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

23 May 2017

North Korea, if left unchecked, on 'inevitable' path to nuclear ICBM - U.S.

WASHINGTON North Korea, if left unchecked, is on an "inevitable" path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the United States, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

23 May 2017

Seven al Qaeda militants killed in U.S. raid in Yemen - Pentagon

WASHINGTON At least seven militants were killed during a raid by U.S. Special Forces troops against an al Qaeda compound in Yemen on Tuesday morning, the Pentagon said, the deepest the United States has penetrated Yemen to target the group.

23 May 2017

Seven al Qaeda militants killed in U.S. raid in Yemen: Pentagon

WASHINGTON At least seven militants were killed during a raid by U.S. Special Forces troops against an al Qaeda compound in Yemen on Tuesday morning, the Pentagon said, the deepest the United States has penetrated Yemen to target the group.

23 May 2017

Seven al Qaeda militants killed in U.S. raid in Yemen - Pentagon

WASHINGTON At least seven militants were killed during a raid by U.S. Special Forces troops against an al Qaeda compound in Yemen on Tuesday morning, the Pentagon said, the deepest the United States has penetrated Yemen to target the group.

14 May 2017

North Korea fires missile that lands in sea near Russia

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea, defying calls to curb its weapons programme, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday in a launch the United States called a message to South Korea days after its new president took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue. | Video

11 May 2017

Security situation in Afghanistan likely to get worse: U.S. intel chief

WASHINGTON The security situation in Afghanistan will further deteriorate even if there is a modest increase in U.S. military support for the war-torn country, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's administration weighs sending more forces to Afghanistan.

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