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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

19 Jan 2018

Texas 'tourniquet killer' becomes first U.S. inmate executed in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas on Thursday put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims.

11 Jan 2018

Texas failed to educate, monitor disabled students: federal report

AUSTIN, Texas Texas violated federal law by failing to identify and educate students with disabilities and deliberately working to decrease the number of students enrolled in special education programs, the U.S. Department of Education said in a report on Thursday.

29 Dec 2017

Erie, Pennsylvania, buried under record snowfall

A storm that has dumped more than 65 inches (165 cms) of snow this week on Erie, Pennsylvania, is expected to slightly taper off on Wednesday after leaving drifts that buried cars, paralyzed the area and made the county declare an emergency. | Video

21 Dec 2017

Houston woman accused of killing friend, taking baby as her own

AUSTIN, Texas A Houston woman who police said stabbed her friend to death, stole the mother's six-week-old baby girl and tried to pass the infant off as her own was arrested on Thursday, the same day authorities said they had found the missing child alive.

15 Dec 2017

Shop early, shop often to avoid Christmas impulse buying - study

AUSTIN, Texas Parcelling out holiday shopping in small amounts and completing it in a realistic schedule helps people maintain the self-control needed to avoid being swept away in impulse purchases that can wreck budgets, a study to be published in January said.

14 Dec 2017

U.S. executions edge up in 2017 but stay at decades' low: study

AUSTIN, Texas U.S. executions and new death sentences rose slightly in 2017 from a year ago but remained the lowest in decades as capital punishment has declined in the country, a survey released on Thursday showed.

14 Dec 2017

U.S. executions edge up in 2017 but stay at decades' low -study

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 14 U.S. executions and new death sentences rose slightly in 2017 from a year ago but remained the lowest in decades as capital punishment has declined in the country, a survey released on Thursday showed.

30 Nov 2017

Ex-priest took confession, then murdered Texas beauty queen: prosecutors

AUSTIN, Texas A former Roman Catholic priest took the confession of a Texas beauty queen, then lured her to a church rectory and killed her, prosecutors said on Thursday to start a trial for a 1960 murder that has been one of state's most notorious cold cases.

30 Nov 2017

Texas congressman will not seek re-election in wake of nude photo

AUSTIN, Texas U.S. Republican Representative Joe Barton of Texas will not seek re-election, his office said in a statement on Thursday, in a decision he made after a nude picture of him appeared on the internet earlier this month.

27 Nov 2017

Ex-priest to stand trial for 1960 murder of Texas beauty queen

AUSTIN, Texas A former Roman Catholic priest is due to stand trial this week on charges he beat, raped and strangled to death a Texas beauty queen nearly 60 years ago after hearing her last confession.

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