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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

12h ago

Small Alabama community mourns loss of 9 children in car crash

Mourners gathered at a local high school to grieve and pray together after Saturday's deadly accident.
6d ago

Video captures moment Florida utility company implodes 495-foot coal stack

The implosion of the chimney stack is part of Florida Power and Light's "goodbye to coal" and move toward clean energy.

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner, jailed for leaking secrets about Russian hacking, released early from prison

Winner, 29, was sentenced to five years and three months in prison in 2018 after leaking classified information to The Intercept news outlet.
9d ago

Mother, son of prominent South Carolina family found shot dead; grandfather dies days later

Paul Murdaugh, found dead with his mother last week in an apparent double homicide, was awaiting trial tied to the 2019 death of a 19-year-old in a boating accident.
9d ago

Soccer star Christian Eriksen 'was gone' after on-field cardiac arrest, doctor says

Eriksen, a 29-year-old midfielder, "continues to be hospitalized for further examination," the Danish Football Union said.

Drought is here to stay in the Western U.S. How will states adapt?

Drought "is not a temporary condition we can expect to go away, but rather something we have to deal with," one expert said.
15d ago

'Terrorizing people': NYC mayoral candidates criticize NYPD enforcement of park curfew

Police, many in riot gear, descended on popular Washington Square Park on Saturday night to clear it out in line with a recently enacted 10 p.m. weekend curfew.
16d ago

Mother of teen suspect in killing of Florida 13-year-old charged with evidence tampering

Crystal Smith, 35, was arrested Saturday morning. Her son is charged in the murder of Tristyn Bailey, a cheerleader who was stabbed over 100 times.

Confusing rules, loopholes and legal issues: College vaccination plans are a mess

In just the last two weeks, more than 120 of nearly 400 public and private colleges and universities analyzed by NBC News have added vaccination requirements.
23d ago

Coast Guard suspends search for 10 Cuban migrants missing off Florida

Eight people were rescued and two were pronounced dead after a boat from Cuba overturned Thursday. The Coast Guard stopped searching for the missing Saturday.
23d ago

Two dead, over 20 injured in Miami mass shooting, police say

The incident was "another targeted and cowardly act of gun violence," the Miami-Dade police director tweeted.