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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Matt Damon said he thought Weinstein rumors were “none of his business.” Here’s why he’s wrong.

Matt Damon said Weinstein's reputation "wasn't his business" — but men shouldn't be following his lead.

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Oct. 23, 2017

As new Bill O’Reilly allegations emerge, the network’s former stars criticize Fox News

Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and Howard Kurtz all spoke out against the newest allegations against Fox News and Bill O'Reilly.
Oct. 22, 2017

This morning in Wilson vs. Trump: Rep. Wilson says Kelly “owes apology” to Americans as Trump tweets

Trump and Rep. Frederica Wilson continued to spar Sunday morning over Gen. John Kelly's false claims about the Congresswoman and the deadly ambush in Niger.
Oct. 22, 2017

5 key takeaways from Trump’s interview with Maria Bartiromo

Trump discussed his Twitter usage, tax reform, North Korea and more in the wide-ranging interview.
Oct. 22, 2017

Mitch McConnell says he’ll bring bipartisan health care bill to a vote — if Trump will sign it

As Trump goes back and forth on his support of a bipartisan health care bill, Mitch McConnell says he's waiting on Trump's approval to bring the bill to a vote.
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Oct. 21, 2017

Attack on US soldiers in Niger: Here’s why the troops were there in the first place

The U.S. has been helping to fight terrorism in the African nation since 2013.

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Oct. 20, 2017

Fox News misrepresents report of sexual assault by a trans person in a private residence’s bathroom

By failing to report an alleged sexual assault had taken place in a private bathroom, Fox News and several other media outlets perpetuated the dangerous transgender "bathroom predator" myth.
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Oct. 18, 2017

Here’s how Trump’s morning Twitter barrage lined up with ‘Fox & Friends’ coverage of the same issues

Trump's Wednesday tweets on everything from Hillary Clinton to the NFL were lifted straight from the Fox News program.
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Oct. 16, 2017

In wake of Weinstein allegations, Cindy Gallop is trying to call out abusers in the ad industry

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein saga, entrepreneur Cindy Gallop is hoping to expose similar behavior in the advertising industry.
Oct. 15, 2017

Woody Allen calls Weinstein allegations “very sad,” warns against “witch hunt atmosphere”

The director said the situation was "very sad for everyone involved" — including Weinstein.
Oct. 15, 2017

Here’s what protests at Sunday’s NFL games look like after Goodell’s letter asking players to stand

Here's how NFL players responded Sunday to Roger Goodell's letter asking them to stand during the national anthem.

Oct. 15, 2017

CNN asked Tillerson if he really called Trump a “moron.” He refused to deny it 3 times in a row.

Tillerson remained committed to Trump's agenda — but still won't deny that he called the president a "moron."
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Oct. 15, 2017

Puerto Rico by the Numbers: Three weeks later, the island is still devastated from Hurricane Maria

Millions in Puerto Rico are still without potable water and electricity three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall.
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Oct. 12, 2017

Why “sex addiction” treatment won’t keep men like Harvey Weinstein from abusing women

Harvey Weinstein is the latest man to use "sex addiction" to justify his alleged abuse — but experts say his issues shouldn't be treated that way.
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Oct. 10, 2017

Puerto Rico: How the island is faring nearly 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria

The still-dire conditions in Puerto Rico are starting to have devastating effects.
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Oct. 8, 2017

One week after the Las Vegas mass shooting, here’s where everything stands

What to know about the ongoing investigation and response to last week's deadly tragedy in Las Vegas.

Oct. 8, 2017

In bizarre interview on Christian television, Trump takes credit for coining the term “fake”

In an interview with former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Trump defended throwing paper towels to Puerto Ricans, praised the Las Vegas shooter as "smart" and took credit for inventing the word "fake."
Oct. 8, 2017

Less than two months after Unite the Right, white supremacists rally again in Charlottesville

Richard Spencer and other white supremacists returned to Charlottesville Saturday for another protest against the planned removal of Confederate statues.
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Oct. 6, 2017

The US lost 33,000 jobs in September, though the unemployment rate continues to decrease

The U.S. lost jobs in September for the first time since 2010 — though it may be the weather that's to blame.
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Oct. 4, 2017

Bump stocks were supposedly made for disabled people. That’s not how they’re actually being used.

The deadly attachment, which mimics an automatic weapon, is coming under new scrutiny in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.