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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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One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. West

LOS ANGELES A tractor operator was killed while trying to clear brush around a massive wildfire in central Oregon and two firefighters were injured battling a blaze burning at the edge of Yosemite in California, officials in the two states said on Wednesday.

18 Jul 2018

California wildfire moves toward Yosemite, small mountain towns

LOS ANGELES A fierce California wildfire crept toward the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Tuesday as crews fought through steep, often inaccessible terrain and thick smoke to protect a string of small mountain communities in the path of the flames.

18 Jul 2018

Hot, dry conditions may stoke largely unchecked California wildfire

LOS ANGELES Hot, dry weather conditions on Wednesday may stoke a largely unchecked California wildfire near Yosemite National Park as crews battle through steep terrain and thick smoke to protect a string of small mountain communities in the path of the flames. | Video

17 Jul 2018

California wildfire moves toward Yosemite, small mountain towns

LOS ANGELES A fierce California wildfire crept toward the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Tuesday as crews fought through steep, often inaccessible terrain and thick smoke to protect a string of small mountain communities in the path of the flames.

16 Jul 2018

Yosemite highway closed as crews battle major wildfire

LOS ANGELES A California wildfire burning out of control at the edge of Yosemite National Park that has killed one firefighter and closed a major route into the park mushroomed overnight as crews fought on Monday to protect a string of small communities.

14 Jul 2018

Woman charged in L.A. with hacking email of pop star Selena Gomez

LOS ANGELES A 21-year-old woman who prosecutors say hacked into the email accounts of pop star and actress Selena Gomez and posted photos she found there online has been charged with identity theft and fraud, Los Angeles prosecutors said on Friday. | Video

12 Jul 2018

Electric cattle fence blamed for massive California wildfire

LOS ANGELES A mammoth wildfire that has blackened more than 140 square miles and destroyed at least 20 structures in two Northern California counties was ignited by an improperly installed electric livestock fence, fire managers said on Wednesday.

09 Jul 2018

Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire

(In paragraph 2 of July 7 story, corrects location of Goleta to west of Santa Barbara, not south of Santa Barbara.) | Video

09 Jul 2018

Some heat relief forecast as California fires rage

LOS ANGELES California firefighters battling several wildfires that have destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands of residents to evacuate will get some relief as temperatures cool from scorching levels later this week, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. | Video

07 Jul 2018

California wildfire claims season's first fatality

LOS ANGELES Crews fighting a fast-moving Northern California wildfire on Friday discovered the charred remains of a person apparently caught in the flames, sheriff's officials said, marking the first fatality in a particularly intense fire season across the state. | Video

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