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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April 26, 2017

Repealing Obamacare won't just leave millions uncovered — it may violate international law

The U.N. is expressing "serious concern" about Republicans' efforts to repeal the ACA.

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April 24, 2017

North Korea's Labor Camps: What we know about the country's political prisons

The North Korean government commits atrocities against its own citizens through its prison camp system.
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April 24, 2017

What is a government shutdown? Here's what happens if Congress can't pass a funding bill.

Here's what will be affected if the government shuts down on Friday.
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April 23, 2017

Topless feminist activists protest France's far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, on Election Day

The divisive candidate's polling place was the site of a feminist protest Sunday morning.
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April 23, 2017

Pope Francis criticized for comparing refugee centers to concentration camps

The Pope made an unfortunate comparison in an "off-the-cuff" remark to a group of migrants.
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April 23, 2017

3 key things to know about France's presidential election

What to know about France's potentially momentous presidential election.

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April 22, 2017

Earth Day Quotes 2017: 23 quotes about the environment that ring true now more than ever

Words by Shakespeare, Roosevelt and Benjamin Franklin now ring truer than ever before.
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April 21, 2017

Pregnant Beyoncé: Twitter comes to the defense of 'Formation' singer over body shaming

Beyonce's fans aren't going to accept the superstar getting fat-shamed.
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April 21, 2017

Russian military jets have been buzzing the US off the coast of Alaska

The Russian military has made four flights off the Alaskan coast in as many days.
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April 21, 2017

Bill O’Reilly’s lawyers argued left-wing conspirators plotted to destroy him

O'Reilly's team hoped to use an email as evidence of the "liberal conspiracy" against the Fox News host.
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April 21, 2017

5 countries managing climate change better than the US

These five countries aren't taking the threat of climate change lightly.

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April 19, 2017

Ivanka Trump and China: A history of Trump daughter's ties to China

Unlike her father, the first daughter has a history of ingratiating herself with China.
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April 17, 2017

Here are the winners of the 2017 Boston Marathon

Here are the men and women who earned top honors at Monday's iconic running event.
April 17, 2017

NASA launch to be broadcast through 360-degree livestream feed

NASA's spacecraft launch on Tuesday will be viewable online as never before.
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April 17, 2017

Boston Marathon Tracking 2017: How to follow racers live from your phone

These text alerts make it easy to know how close your Boston Marathoner is to the finish line.
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April 17, 2017

What time is the Boston Marathon over? Here's when runners will cross the finish line.

The legendary race will be an all-day affair.

April 16, 2017

Lady Gaga dropped a surprise new single at Coachella. Here's how fans reacted.

Fans are embracing Gaga's return to classic pop.
April 16, 2017

A man clocked a woman in the face at the Berkeley brawl. The internet ID'd him as a prominent white supremacist.

The alt-right college student allegedly punched a female protester during a contentious pro-Trump rally.
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April 16, 2017

What time does the Boston Marathon start? Here's the 2017 schedule.

The famed marathon will kick off around 9:00 a.m. Eastern, depending on the division.
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April 16, 2017

Boston Marathon Route 2017: Here's this year's course and the best viewing spots

The historic 26.2-mile route travels through the Boston suburbs to the heart of the city.