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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

04 Jan 2018

'Bombogenesis' takes aim at U.S. Northeast as snow sweeps South

CHARLESTON, S.C./BOSTON A rare type of winter storm hit the U.S. Southeast on Wednesday, dumping snow on Florida's capital for the first time in three decades and snarling travel, while New England braced for a "bombogenesis" blizzard forecast to bring heavy accumulations on Thursday. | Video

20 Dec 2017

South Carolina capital becomes first U.S. city to ban gun bump stocks

South Carolina's capital on Tuesday passed the first U.S. city-specific measure banning bump stocks, joining a movement to halt the use of the gun accessory that drew national scrutiny after it was found to part of a Las Vegas shooting rampage in October.

18 Nov 2017

South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.

25 Aug 2017

Gunman shot at Charleston, S.C., restaurant; hostage rescued

CHARLESTON, S.C. A disgruntled employee who fatally shot one person and held another hostage on Thursday at a restaurant in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, was shot by police, the city's mayor said. | Video

25 Aug 2017

Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

CHARLESTON, S.C./SHERIDAN, Oregon As millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward on Monday at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse, one Connecticut man had his eyes set firmly on a different prize. | Video

16 Aug 2017

Ex-South Carolina trooper sent to prison for shooting unarmed black motorist

CHARLESTON, S.C. A former South Carolina state trooper will serve a total of five years behind bars for shooting and injuring an unarmed black driver during a 2014 traffic stop, an incident that added to the debate roiling the country over the treatment of black men by law enforcement officers.

09 Aug 2017

South Carolina seeks $100 million from U.S. over plutonium removal

CHARLESTON, S.C. South Carolina is suing the U.S. government to recover $100 million in fines it says the Department of Energy owes the state for failing to remove one metric ton of plutonium stored there, state Attorney General Alan Wilson said on Tuesday.

09 Aug 2017

South Carolina seeks $100 million from U.S. over plutonium removal

CHARLESTON, S.C. South Carolina is suing the U.S. government to recover $100 million in fines it says the Department of Energy owes the state for failing to remove one metric ton of plutonium stored there, state Attorney General Alan Wilson said on Tuesday.

01 Aug 2017

Utilities ditch reactors that launched U.S. nuclear renaissance

COLUMBIA, S.C. South Carolina utilities said on Monday they are abandoning two unfinished reactors that were once hailed as the start of a U.S. nuclear power renaissance before they were dogged by billions of dollars in cost overruns.

21 Jul 2017

Revenge led driver to hit mourners at S. Carolina cemetery -police

CHARLESTON, S.C. The man who plowed his car into mourners at a South Carolina cemetery targeted the graveside service as an act of revenge toward the state mental health agency that had employed the woman being laid to rest, police said on Thursday.

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