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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

22 Jun 2018

'Heartbroken' father of designer Kate Spade dies at age 89

The father of fashion designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family said on Thursday.

18 May 2018

Trump takes aim at Planned Parenthood in proposed abortion regulation

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday issued a proposal to restrict health clinics and programs that receive government funding from referring women to receive abortions. | Video

27 Apr 2018

Swedish DJ Avicii 'could not go on any longer,' family says

The family of Swedish DJ Avicii, who was found dead last week in Oman at the age of 28, said on Thursday that he struggled with life and "could not go on any longer."

19 Apr 2018

New York nanny convicted in stabbing deaths of two young children

A New York nanny was found guilty on Wednesday of stabbing to death two children in her care at their luxury Manhattan apartment, in a case that drew national headlines. | Video

16 Apr 2018

Eurovision winner Wurst says she is HIV positive

VIENNA Conchita Wurst, the bearded Austrian drag queen who became a gay rights icon after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, said in an Instagram post late on Sunday that she is HIV-positive.

15 Mar 2018

South Africa expects Listeria infections to increase

South Africa's health minister expects the infections from the worst listeria outbreak in history that has killed 180 people since January last year to increase and warned that there could also be other cases in the southern Africa region.

16 Feb 2018

U.S. officials warn 'intense' flu season to continue, urge shots

Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks. | Video

13 Feb 2018

OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers.

29 Jan 2018

Dennis Peron, father of medical marijuana in California, dies at 72

Dennis Peron, the cannabis activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California, died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72.

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.

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