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Ben Kesslen

Ben Kesslen is a reporter for NBC News. 

Ben Kesslen is a reporter for NBC News. 

Latest from Ben Kesslen

238d ago

Big Bird's vaccination announcement sparks backlash from conservatives, GOP

Big Bird, who is supposed to be only 6 years old, just became eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
238d ago

Move to end standardized testing in high schools draws both praise and concern

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a bill to eliminate year-end standardized testing in high schools, saying “you can’t be wedded to the old way of doing things.”
241d ago

NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams wants to take first three paychecks in bitcoin

“NYC is going to be the center of the cryptocurrency industry," Adams tweeted Thursday.
242d ago

Defense in trial for Ahmaud Arbery killing wants more 'Bubbas' and 'Joe six-packs' on jury

A man and his son are accused of killing Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, after following him in their pickup truck in February 2020. The trial began in October.
243d ago

L.A. County approves $2.5 million settlement for victims' families in Kobe Bryant crash

The suit mirrors one brought by Vanessa Bryant, alleging emotional distress caused by county employees leaking photos of the helicopter crash site.
243d ago

No psych test for Vanessa Bryant in suit over leaked Kobe Bryant crash photos

Judge denies Los Angeles County's motion for the psychiatric evaluation to prove the leaked photos of the helicopter crash that killed her husband and daughter caused her emotional distress.
250d ago

Amazon workers in Staten Island, N.Y., file for union election

Amazon workers at a cluster of warehouses in Staten Island filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board’s regional office in Brooklyn on Monday
252d ago

Michael Jordan's 1984 Nike Air Ships sell for record $1.5M at Sotheby's

The 1984 Nike Are Ships are Jordan’s earliest known regular season game-worn Nikes.
252d ago

Rep. Jim Banks suspended from Twitter for misgendering trans government official Rachel Levine

Dr. Rachel Levine is the first transgender person to hold a Senate-confirmed office.
254d ago

Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' trial set to begin four years after rally

Nine plaintiffs injured at the 2017 rally in Virginia are seeking financial compensation from organizers. Jury selection begins Monday.
254d ago

D.C. assistant police chief says she was told to 'have an abortion or be fired'

“My choice to have a baby was personal, and it should’ve been mine alone and not for an employer ultimatum,” Chanel Dickerson said.