Alison Durkee
Alison Durkee

Alison is a New York-based news writer at Mic. You can get in touch with her at adurkee@mic.com.

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Jimmy Kimmel responds to critics and goes after Trump in latest monologue against Graham-Cassidy

Kimmel responded to critics and went after the president in his latest takedown of the Graham-Cassidy plan.

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Sept. 20, 2017

What is a CBO score? The methodology behind assessing the Graham-Cassidy health care plan

Here's the methodology behind the numbers at the heart of the health care debate.
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Sept. 18, 2017

Hurricane Maria: Caribbean prepares for another storm as hurricane gains strength

Less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma, the Caribbean is preparing for yet another major storm.
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Sept. 18, 2017

Mic Wakeup: London terror update, “racially motivated” killings and Kim Jong-un gets a new nickname

Here are three stories for Monday, Sept. 18, to help you reshape the world.
Sept. 17, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. will give public testimony this fall, according to Sen. Dianne Feinstein

The potential testimony would be the first time one of Trump's immediate family members has testified as part of the Russia investigations.
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Sept. 17, 2017

3 takeaways from London tube attack investigation: 2 arrested as PM Theresa May praises Trump

Two men have been arrested as the investigation into Friday's attack continues.

Sept. 17, 2017

Trump calls Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man” in bizarre Sunday morning tweet

As tensions escalate with North Korea, Trump unveiled a new nickname for the country's leader.
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Sept. 15, 2017

Jewish women targeted in Islamophobic attack in Queens subway station

The intoxicated attacker called the Jewish women "dirty Muslims."
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Sept. 13, 2017

Thomas Jefferson statue in Charlottesville covered up by University of Virginia group

The protesters called on the university to recognize its founder as a "rapist, racist and slave owner."
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Sept. 11, 2017

Car appears to drive through crowd of counterprotesters at Vancouver, Washington far-right rally

Multiple vehicles reversed toward crowds of anti-fascist counterprotesters following a far-right rally. No injuries were reported.
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Sept. 11, 2017

‘Fox & Friends’ host asks guest if 9/11 memorial will be taken down like Confederate monuments

Host Brian Kilmeade equated the monument honoring 9/11 victims with Confederate statues.

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Sept. 6, 2017

DACA by the numbers: Hundreds of thousands rely on immigration program that’s now under threat

Ending the Obama-era program will affect hundreds of thousands of lives and lose billions of dollars for the economy.
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Sept. 3, 2017

Read the “beautiful letter” Obama wrote to Trump before he took office

Obama offered "a few reflections" from his presidency in his recently revealed letter to Trump.
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Sept. 3, 2017

Former Bush Sec. Carlos Gutierrez and Rick Santorum clash over DACA as its fate remains uncertain

The two Republicans' clash represents a divide in the party over DACA's fate.
Sept. 3, 2017

Trump tweets US is ‘considering’ halting trade with North Korean allies following nuclear test

The U.S. could issue a new wave of economic sanctions in response to North Korea's recent nuclear test.
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Sept. 3, 2017

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake denounces Trump’s potential decision to end DACA

The Arizona Republican said Trump's decision to end DACA is a campaign promise "he ought to ignore."

Sept. 3, 2017

Trump once again lashes out at North Korea following nation’s latest nuclear test

Trump took to Twitter after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test yet.
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Sept. 2, 2017

These are the biggest health risks Texans face in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

As Texas starts recovering from Hurricane Harvey, its still present floodwaters contain a host of new health risks.
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Sept. 2, 2017

As Texas begins its long road to recovery after Harvey, Hurricane Irma gains strength

As Texas begins the long road to recovery from Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma could pose a new threat to the U.S.
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Aug. 30, 2017

Harvey by the numbers: Here are the statistics behind the “500-year flood” ravaging the Gulf Coast

The historic hurricane has dumped over 21 trillion gallons of water on the Gulf Coast and forced tens of thousands out of their homes.