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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

17 May 2018

Florida officials probe cause of fatal vape device explosion

Fire investigators are examining whether the battery in an electronic cigarette triggered a small explosion that killed a man in Florida this month, sending fragments of the vape device into his skull, in what may be the first such fatality in the country.

04 May 2018

Bill Cosby's wife slams prosecutor, accusers for husband's guilty verdict

Bill Cosby's wife of more than 50 years jumped to his defence on Thursday, blaming his sexual-assault conviction last week on a corrupt prosecutor, a pliant press and a lying accuser that she said led to a false verdict and stirred a lynch mob against him.

03 May 2018

Bill Cosby's wife slams prosecutor, accusers for husband's guilty verdict

Bill Cosby's wife of more than 50 years jumped to his defense on Thursday, blaming his sexual-assault conviction last week on a corrupt prosecutor, a pliant press and a lying accuser that she said led to a false verdict and stirred a lynch mob against him.

26 Apr 2018

New York taxi drivers call for pay guarantee, limits on cars for hire

NEW YORK New York's yellow taxi drivers on Wednesday joined with drivers for Uber and other app-based ride services at a rally to call for guaranteed minimum pay and limits on growth in the number of cars for hire in the largest U.S. city. | Video

26 Apr 2018

New York taxi drivers call for pay guarantee, limits on cars for hire

NEW YORK, April 25 New York's yellow taxi drivers on Wednesday joined with drivers for Uber and other app-based ride services at a rally to call for guaranteed minimum pay and limits on growth in the number of cars for hire in the largest U.S. city.

20 Apr 2018

New York's 'Fearless Girl' to stare down the Stock Exchange

NEW YORK The bronze statue of a little girl that became a tourism phenomenon by staring down Wall Street's massive "Charging Bull" sculpture is to be moved to a nearby spot where its stern gaze will be on the male-dominated New York Stock Exchange, city officials said on Thursday.

16 Apr 2018

Colorado teachers follow other state educators in pressing for more funding

Teachers in Colorado on Monday became the latest in the United States to converge on their state capital to lobby lawmakers for more funding, leading one suburban school district to close for the day.

13 Apr 2018

New Jersey lottery winner vows to do 'good work' with $533 million jackpot

NEW YORK A New Jersey production manager stepped out of obscurity on Friday to reveal himself as the newest millionaire-by-chance after a $2 Mega Millions ticket he bought at a gas station last month yielded him a jackpot of more than a half billion dollars.

12 Apr 2018

Teen birthday vote drive targets pro-gun U.S. lawmakers

NEW YORK Gun control advocates are planning to send birthday packages to newly turned 18-year-olds in 10 states where they believe pro-gun lawmakers are vulnerable. Inside each: a voter registration form.

06 Apr 2018

Muslims given say as New York City drafts surveillance guidelines

NEW YORK New York City has pledged to listen to suggestions by Muslim groups when it drafts new policies for investigating political activity, part of a settlement over police surveillance conducted after the 2001 World Trade Center attack.

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