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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

05 Oct 2017

Highlighting Vietnam War's relevance, exhibit opens in New York

NEW YORK When the idea for a Vietnam War exhibit came up at the New-York Historical Society a few years ago, Trustee James Grant recalls that even after more than four decades, passions about it were strong.

29 Sep 2017

Slurs prompt U.S. Air Force Academy head to call for racial tolerance

Racial slurs were written in the dormitory of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this week, prompting the head of the institution to tell students, faculty and staff that bigotry would not be tolerated. | Video

26 Sep 2017

Speedboat once driven by President Kennedy available at right price

NEW YORK It's not PT-109, but President John Kennedy is said to have driven his former speedboat as if it were the small warship he famously commanded in World War Two.

25 Sep 2017

Trump administration drops guidance on college sex-crime probes

The Trump administration on Friday reversed Obama-era guidelines on how colleges should handle sexual assault allegations that it said treated the accused unfairly.

19 Sep 2017

After Irma, special oxygen masks helped Florida pets breathe easier

Soon after millions of Floridians lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week, firefighters in the city of Titusville responded to an emergency call at a home where a gasoline-powered generator had been running in an attached garage.

16 Sep 2017

Factbox: In U.S. police killings of black men, law generally sides with officers

The acquittal on Friday of a white former St. Louis police officer in the 2011 shooting death of a black man is the latest in a nationwide series of racially tinged police killings that mostly ended in the exoneration of the officers involved.

12 Sep 2017

FBI probing Utah cop who arrested nurse for refusing to draw blood

(This version of the story corrects title of detective's part-time job in 10th paragraph to paramedic from ambulance driver)

07 Sep 2017

Charlottesville OKs removal of second Confederate statue

Charlottesville, Virginia, has decided to remove another Confederate general's statue from a park, a city spokeswoman said on Wednesday, just weeks after a woman died during protests over a decision to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee.

05 Sep 2017

Los Angeles fire spread halted, work to contain it continues

Fire officials said on Monday they had effectively stopped the uncontrolled spread of the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history, with a little help from cooler weather, but were still working to contain it.

31 Aug 2017

Long wait to learn fate of Gulf Coast wildlife refuges hit by Harvey

As devastating as Hurricane Harvey was to people in Texas and Louisiana, they were buffered by wildlife-rich barrier islands and marshlands, where the extent of wind and flood damage will not be known for weeks.

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