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Ali Gostanian

Ali Gostanian is a New York-based reporter with NBC News' Social Newsgathering team.

Ali Gostanian is a New York-based reporter with NBC News' Social Newsgathering team.

Latest from Ali Gostanian

6d ago

3 arrested in Georgia after allegedly assaulting boy, shaving word 'gay' into his scalp

Atlanta police Sgt. John Chafee said the 12-year-old appeared to be abused "because of his sexual orientation."
10d ago

Video shows NYPD use stun gun on Black man in subway; police allege he let someone skip fare

Police said David Crowell refused to exit the train after threatening officers.
48d ago

Two people arrested in deadly road rage shooting of boy on California freeway

A reward for information in the killing of Aiden Leos, 6, whose mom was driving him to school, climbed to $500,000.
53d ago

New Jersey school board defends 5th grade student and teacher over Hitler assignment

A photo of the assignment, which was written from Adolf Hitler's perspective and said, "I was very popular and many people followed me," was shared online.
63d ago

Faced with anti-vaccination parents, teens are helping one another get Covid shots

The dilemma for some teenagers is "I know vaccines are lifesaving, but I don't want to become homeless" by defying their parents' wishes.
69d ago

JetBlue passenger 'acting erratically' forces landing in Minneapolis, airline says

JetBlue Flight 915, westbound from New York, landed two hours late in San Francisco due to mid-flight incident.
97d ago

Scottie Pippen's son Antron dies at 33

Antron Pippen had a "kind heart and beautiful soul" and is "gone way too soon," according to heartbroken dad.
102d ago

Soldier charged with assault after video shows him shoving Black man

In the video, the soldier tells an unidentified Black man that he needs to "get out" and that he is "harassing" their neighborhood.
112d ago

'I spent $15,000': Man arrested at Disney resort in Florida after refusing temperature check

Body camera video showed the man refusing to leave Disney Springs in Orlando, arguing about how much he had spent and claiming to be a Disney stockholder.
129d ago

Georgia sheriff's official under fire for remarks on spa shootings, anti-Asian Facebook post

"Place your order while they last," Capt. Jay Baker wrote above a photo of two T-shirts that said "Covid 19 IMPORTED VIRUS FROM CHY-NA."
129d ago

Georgia sheriff's official under fire for remarks on spa shootings, anti-Asian Facebook post

"Place your order while they last," Capt. Jay Baker wrote above a photo of two T-shirts that said "Covid 19 IMPORTED VIRUS FROM CHY-NA."