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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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14 Aug 2018

Firefighters gain on major California blazes as heat wave breaks

LOS ANGELES A break in the brutal heat wave that has baked California for much of the summer gave firefighters a chance to attack a string of major wildfires across the state that have killed eight people and destroyed thousands of homes.

11 Aug 2018

California wildfire said set by arsonist threatens community

LOS ANGELES A Southern California wildfire - which authorities say was set by an arsonist with a grudge against a neighbour - doubled in size overnight into Friday as crews built fire lines and fought to protect thousands of homes in a lakefront community. | Video

10 Aug 2018

Trump-backed candidate for Kansas governor's lead cut to 91 votes

The Republican candidate endorsed by U.S. President Donald Trump in the Kansas governor's race, Kris Kobach, saw his lead cut to only 91 votes on Thursday after a county clerk corrected the vote total from Tuesday's election.

09 Aug 2018

After disaster alert failures, U.S. moves toward national system

LOS ANGELES In California last month, two young children and their great-grandmother died in a wildfire that family members say they never saw coming.

09 Aug 2018

Brutal weather threatens California wildfire battle

LOS ANGELES, Aug 9 Fierce winds, bone-dry weather and high temperatures are expected on Thursday in northern California, where they could threaten efforts to fight the largest wildfire in state history.

09 Aug 2018

Gusting winds, heat to menace California wildfire battle

LOS ANGELES Crews battling the largest wildfire in California's history face a return of gusting winds and high temperatures on Thursday that are expected to stoke a blaze that has burned an area nearly the size of Los Angeles. | Video

08 Aug 2018

Eleven children found at squalid New Mexico compound, two arrested

Deputies who raided a squalid compound surrounded by tires and an earthen berm in rural New Mexico have arrested two men and taken 11 children into protective custody for their own health and safety, the sheriff said. | Video

07 Aug 2018

Largest wildfire in California history to burn for rest of August

LOS ANGELES California's biggest wildfire on record was expected to burn for the rest of the month, fire officials said on Tuesday, as hot and windy conditions challenged thousands of fire crews battling eight major blazes burning out of control across the state. | Video

07 Aug 2018

Massive wildfire rages after becoming largest in California's history

LOS ANGELES, Aug 7 California's biggest wildfire on record raged on Tuesday as hot and windy conditions challenged thousands of fire crews battling eight major blazes burning out of control across the state.

06 Aug 2018

Heat, winds pose enduring menace to burning Northern California

Aug 6 With gusting winds, triple digit temperatures and almost zero chance of rain in Northern California this week, scorching weather poses a persistent threat to firefighters battling out-of-control blazes on parched land, officials said.

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