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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

25 Apr 2018

Former South Carolina prison workers charged with smuggling contraband

A federal grand jury has indicted 14 former South Carolina corrections employees on charges of taking bribes to smuggle drugs, cellphones and even a hamburger into prisons, authorities said on Wednesday.

24 Apr 2018

Wounded soldier gets world's first penis transplant in U.S. operation

A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday. | Video

20 Apr 2018

Black men arrested at Starbucks hope scandal sparks change

A week after their arrests at a Starbucks Corp cafe in Philadelphia sparked protests and calls for boycotts of the coffee chain, the two black men involved broke their silence and said they wanted the incident to change U.S. racial attitudes. | Video

19 Apr 2018

Black men arrested at Starbucks want change in U.S. racial attitudes

WASHINGTON, April 19 Two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks Corp cafe in Philadelphia while waiting for a friend said on Thursday they hoped the widely publicized incident would lead to changes in U.S. racial attitudes.

19 Apr 2018

Deadly South Carolina prison riot exposes staffing shortage

WASHINGTON A gang-related melee at a South Carolina prison that ended with seven dead and 17 injured, the deadliest U.S. prison riot in a quarter century, exposed the vulnerability of an understaffed system.

19 Apr 2018

Former U.S. Olympians tell Congress more reforms needed in gymnastics

WASHINGTON U.S. gymnastics needs more reforms to wipe out sexual abuse after a scandal involving an ex-team doctor convicted of molesting female athletes, former Olympic athletes told a Senate panel on Wednesday. | Video

19 Apr 2018

Former U.S. Olympians tell Congress more reforms needed in gymnastics

WASHINGTON, April 18 U.S. gymnastics needs more reforms to wipe out sexual abuse after a scandal involving an ex-team doctor convicted of molesting female athletes, former Olympic athletes told a Senate panel on Wednesday.

14 Apr 2018

Enforcement of Kentucky abortion law suspended pending ruling

Kentucky state officials have agreed to hold off enforcing a new law that bans a common abortion procedure from the 11th week of pregnancy until a federal judge rules on a request by a civil liberties group challenging it, according to court papers.

13 Apr 2018

Trump's 'slime ball' tweet sparks rush to online dictionary

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's denunciation of former FBI Director James Comey as a "slime ball" on Friday triggered a 60,000 percent jump in look-ups for the word on Merriam-Webster's website, the dictionary publisher said.

13 Apr 2018

Trump's 'slime ball' tweet sparks rush to online dictionary

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's denunciation of former FBI Director James Comey as a "slime ball" on Friday triggered a 60,000 percent jump in look-ups for the word on Merriam-Webster's website, the dictionary publisher said.

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