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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

18 May 2018

China seeks investigation into University of Southern California abuse accusations

LOS ANGELES The Chinese government has expressed "deep concern" over published reports that a University of Southern California gynecologist was allowed for years to treat students, many of them from China, despite accusations of sexual abuse and harassment.

16 May 2018

California judge tosses state's physician-assisted suicide law

LOS ANGELES A California judge on Tuesday overturned the state's physician-assisted suicide statute, ruling that lawmakers did not have the authority to pass it during a special session convened to take up healthcare legislation.

15 May 2018

Sports fans wager Supreme Court ruling won't ruin their fun

LOS ANGELES Sports fans on Monday shrugged off a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could open the door to legalize sports betting, saying it would likely have little impact on baseball, basketball and football games already subject to off-the-books gambling.

05 May 2018

Father in California abused siblings case charged with perjury

LOS ANGELES A California man accused along with his wife of keeping 13 siblings imprisoned, chained and starving in their suburban home was charged on Friday with perjury over his claims that he was running a private school with the children as his pupils.

24 Apr 2018

Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital, Walgreens pharmacy chain over singer's death

Heirs of Prince have sued an Illinois hospital and pharmacy chain Walgreens, saying they could have prevented the singer's 2016 death if they had properly diagnosed and treated his overdose days earlier, a court document showed on Monday.

21 Apr 2018

U.S. student anti-gun activists to keep momentum alive over summer

LOS ANGELES Leaders of the student-led anti-gun movement, who inspired classroom walkouts across the country on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, say they plan to maintain their activism through the long summer break.

17 Apr 2018

Robert Durst of 'The Jinx' appears for hearing on murder charges

LOS ANGELES A frail-looking Robert Durst appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday for the start of a hearing to determine if the real estate scion should stand trial for the murder 18 years ago of a friend who prosecutors say could have tied him to the presumed killing of his wife.

13 Apr 2018

Backpage chief pleads guilty, will cooperate in prostitution case

LOS ANGELES Backpage.com's chief executive has pleaded guilty to state and federal charges stemming from a wide-ranging investigation into the sex ad website, agreeing as part of a deal with prosecutors to shut it down and cooperate in the case.

06 Apr 2018

Michigan lawmakers issue report into MSU handling of abuse by Nassar

Michigan state lawmakers on Thursday released the results of an inquiry into Michigan State University's handling of the Larry Nassar sexual assault case, criticizing school officials for failing to protect the victims.

03 Apr 2018

Dash-cam footage released of Sacramento protester hit by patrol car

LOS ANGELES Dashboard-camera footage of a patrol car striking a Sacramento, California, demonstrator during a march over the shooting of a young black man was released on Monday, and the sheriff said it was not clear from the images if the deputy was aware of the collision. | Video

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