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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 Jan 2018

U.S. government creates health division for 'religious freedom'

The U.S. government will create a division within its health agency that focuses on guaranteeing "conscience and religious freedom" for health workers who say their beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures.

03 Jan 2018

Majority of French now favor allowing surrogate motherhood - poll

PARIS A majority of French people would favor allowing surrogate motherhood, though primarily only for medical reasons, a poll showed on Wednesday, highlighting a shift in attitudes as France prepares to review laws relating to assisted reproduction.

03 Jan 2018

Majority of French now favor allowing surrogate motherhood - poll

PARIS A majority of French people would favor allowing surrogate motherhood, though primarily only for medical reasons, a poll showed on Wednesday, highlighting a shift in attitudes as France prepares to review laws relating to assisted reproduction.

15 Dec 2017

U.N. appalled at 30-year sentence for woman under El Salvador abortion law

GENEVA A 30-year prison sentence for a woman in El Salvador who said her child was stillborn is appalling, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Liz Throssell said on Friday.

22 Nov 2017

Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy $504 billion in 2015: White House

WASHINGTON Opioid drug abuse, which has ravaged parts of the United States in recent years, cost the economy as much as $504 billion in 2015, White House economists said in a report made public on Sunday. | Video

15 Nov 2017

Pentagon pays for service members' gender-reassignment surgery

WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had paid for gender-reassignment surgery of an active-duty service member that took place earlier in the day, as the issue of transgender troops serving in the U.S. military continues to garner national attention.

28 Sep 2017

U.S. Health Secretary Price believes has president's confidence

WASHINGTON U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said on Thursday he believed he still had President Trump's confidence, a day after the president said he was not happy with Price over reports he had used private planes for official travel.

14 Sep 2017

Chaos and glitches: Covering Kenya's disputed election

A round-the-clock vigil at the official tallying station, spot checks on the vote count at local polling centers and an encounter with a 102-year-old woman who stood in a queue overnight to be the first in line to cast her ballot all formed part of Reuters’ reporting on Kenya's disputed election in August.

07 Sep 2017

Dutch court orders government to step up fight against air pollution

AmsterdamA Dutch court on Thursday ordered the government to take immediate action to limit air pollution, as emissions in various parts of the country were in breach of European rules.

29 Aug 2017

Community and commerce: Reporting on a disaster

As flooding in Houston reached catastrophic levels from the relentless rains of Hurricane Harvey, Reuters photographer Rick Wilking watched Sterling Broughton, an 82-year-old woman, fall out of a kayak perched on the bow of a crowded rescue boat that had become swamped with water. The woman fell face down on the deck, her head submerged in the water, near Dickinson. Wilking pulled her back to safety.

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