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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July 21, 2017

Kellyanne Conway’s Fox interview shows exactly how the White House plan to go after Robert Mueller

In her Friday Fox interview, Conway laid out the administration's defense against Mueller's investigation.

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July 19, 2017

Who is Jon Huntsman? Here’s what to know about Trump’s pick for ambassador to Russia.

The former Utah governor comes to the position with ambassadorial experience — and a fraught history with Trump.
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July 19, 2017

What to know about O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing

The former football star could walk free in October.
July 17, 2017

Perseid Meteor Shower: What to know about the annual celestial event

The month-long celestial event kicks off Monday night and runs through Aug. 24.
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July 16, 2017

Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz charged with murder of 4 men in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

With two in custody, the sprawling investigation over four men's grisly murders has come to an end.
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July 16, 2017

Senate delays health care vote until John McCain recovers from surgery

The vote on the controversial bill will wait until Sen. McCain has recovered from his recent surgery.

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July 14, 2017

A body language expert analyzes Trump’s unbearably long handshake with Emmanuel Macron

Expert Patti Wood calls the handshake "a symphony of alpha struggle."
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July 12, 2017

As Robert Mueller’s legal team grows, here’s what to know about the lawyers investigating Trump

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is recruiting the top legal minds to his team — but his picks aren't without controversy.
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July 10, 2017

British MP Anne Marie Morris suspended after making racist remark during speech

In a speech, the Conservative politician used a racist phrase that dates back to slavery.
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July 9, 2017

8 arrested in Greece death of American graduate Bakari Henderson

Six Serbian tourists and two others were arrested for the death of the 22-year-old American.
July 9, 2017

Trump pledges to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin on cybersecurity unit

Trump wants to work with Russia on a cybersecurity unit — even though Russia hacked the U.S. election.

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July 7, 2017

Health Secretary Tom Price sued over alleged misuse of campaign funds

The health secretary allegedly used campaign contributions to fund his confirmation to Trump's cabinet.
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July 5, 2017

A history of Trump’s brief, but tumultuous, relationship with Angela Merkel

The two leaders' upcoming G20 summit meeting will likely continue their tense relationship.
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July 4, 2017

For many, fireworks are the highlight of 4th of July. For those with PTSD, it’s a different story.

July 4th is a time to celebrate America — but also show courtesy to those who have risked their lives to protect it.
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July 3, 2017

July 4th Fireworks: Here's how to watch the firework displays in New York City and Washington, DC

You don't have to be in NYC or DC to catch these colorful fireworks.
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July 2, 2017

Judge in Brock Turner rape case speaks out for first time

The judge defended the ruling by saying he had to "consider both sides."

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July 2, 2017

Donald Trump glorified his social media use on Twitter after bashing CNN

Trump defended his tweets as "modern day presidential" before posting a video of him tackling "CNN" to the ground.
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June 30, 2017

See how Germany's LGBTQ community is celebrating a long-awaited same-sex marriage victory

Germans celebrated after the German Parliament's historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage.
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June 30, 2017

Texas Supreme Court rules spousal benefits for LGBTQ employees are not guaranteed

The Texas judges cast doubt over whether the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling extends to spousal benefits.
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June 30, 2017

French authorities charge Marine Le Pen over misuse of EU funds

The far-right leader has been charged with the fraudulent use of European Parliament funds.