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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

06 Sep 2017

Baylor University reaches settlement in Texas gang rape lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas Baylor University has reached a settlement with a former student who said she was a victim of gang rape by football players at the world's largest Baptist university, the school and a lawyer for the woman said on Tuesday.

31 Aug 2017

Explosions reported at flood-hit Arkema chemical plant in Texas

WASHINGTON/AUSTIN, Texas Two explosions were reported on Thursday at the flood-hit Arkema SA plant in Crosby, Texas, and a sheriff's deputy was taken to hospital after inhaling chemicals, the company said.

31 Aug 2017

Judge blocks provisions in Texas law punishing 'sanctuary cities'

AUSTIN, Texas A U.S. judge on Wednesday blocked sections of a Texas law intended to punish so-called "sanctuary cities", regarded as soft on immigration, in a ruling handed down two days before the law was due to come into effect.

18 Aug 2017

Arkansas gets new batch of lethal injection drug, seeks execution date

Arkansas has acquired a new batch of a drug it uses in lethal injections, prompting the state's attorney general on Thursday to request an execution date for an inmate first sentenced to death 24 years ago, a prisons official said.

18 Aug 2017

Arkansas gets new batch of lethal injection drug, seeks execution date

Aug 17 Arkansas has acquired a new batch of a drug it uses in lethal injections, prompting the state's attorney general on Thursday to request an execution date for an inmate first sentenced to death 24 years ago, a prisons official said.

17 Aug 2017

Truck driver formally indicted for 10 immigrant deaths in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas A truck driver accused of smuggling immigrants inside a packed and sweltering tractor-trailer through Texas, 10 of whom died, was formally indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday on charges that can carry the death penalty, prosecutors said.

16 Aug 2017

Texas 'bathroom bill' dies in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas Texas measures criticized as being discriminatory for limiting transgender people's access to bathrooms in schools and public buildings died on Tuesday, as the House adjourned and ended its special legislative session.

16 Aug 2017

U.S. court strikes down two Republican-drawn Texas congressional districts

AUSTIN, Texas A U.S. court struck down two Republican-drawn U.S. congressional districts in Texas on Tuesday, saying they were discriminatory and ordering a remedy ahead of elections in 2018, court papers showed.

15 Aug 2017

Texas governor signs bill to limit insurance coverage for abortions

AUSTIN, Texas The Republican governor of Texas signed into law on Tuesday a measure that will restrict insurance coverage for abortions, compelling women to buy a supplemental plan if they want coverage for the procedure.

14 Aug 2017

Texas 'bathroom bills' stall in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed after moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills and hundreds of businesses opposed them.

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