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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May 28, 2017

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes following deadly Friday attack

The three victims were attacked "for doing the right thing," Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler noted.

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May 28, 2017

Willie Corey Godbolt: What we know about the Mississippi shooting suspect

The alleged Mississippi shooter has a lengthy criminal history.
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May 28, 2017

Mississippi Shooting: Police say 8 are dead, suspect is in custody following shooting

Eight have died in the Mississippi shooting.
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May 26, 2017

FBI reportedly investigating attempted hack against Trump Organization

The cybersecurity investigation could be damaging to the Trump administration, depending on what it finds.
May 24, 2017

Baltimore attorney arrested after allegedly telling rape victim she would be deported

"You know how things are with Trump's laws now," the attorney allegedly warned the rape victim.
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May 22, 2017

What's up with the sinkhole in front of Mar-a-Lago? Twitter has a few theories. 

Crews are still trying to determine what caused the sinkhole — but Twitter has a few theories.

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May 22, 2017

Sinkhole opens up directly in front of Mar-a-Lago

The sinkhole opened up directly in front of Trump's Florida estate.
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May 21, 2017

Pence talks "free speech" in Notre Dame graduation address, students walk out in protest

As students walked out in protest, Pence criticized other colleges for their attacks on free speech.
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May 21, 2017

White supremacist Richard Spencer has gym membership revoked after woman confronts him

Spencer was kicked out after a woman confronted him over his white supremacist beliefs.
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May 21, 2017

Trump Islam speech livestream: How to watch the president's speech in Saudi Arabia

Trump is set to move away from his divisive rhetoric about Islam for Sunday's speech.
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May 19, 2017

Notre Dame students to stage walkout over commencement speaker Mike Pence

The Notre Dame students are standing up for those targeted by Pence's policies.

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May 19, 2017

5 times Joe Lieberman has burned Democrats

Trump's supposed favorite for FBI director is no friend to his former party.
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May 17, 2017

25th Amendment: This means of removing a president wasn't created with Trump in mind

This amendment wasn't designed for a president who doesn't "realize the implications of what he's saying."
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May 14, 2017

Miss USA 2017 Predictions: Who's favored to win the crown?

These six contestants have a good chance at earning the coveted title.
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May 14, 2017

Federal immigration agent looking for fourth-grader at NYC school blocked from entering

An NYC elementary school turned away an immigration agent looking for a fourth-grade student.
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May 14, 2017

White supremacists, including Richard Spencer, protest removal of Confederate statues

The white supremacist protesters chanted "Russia is our friend" in response to Confederate statues being removed.

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May 12, 2017

Kirkersville, Ohio, Shooting: Latest updates on deadly incident at Pine Kirk Care Center

Local police Chief Steven Disario and three others were killed in the Ohio shooting.
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May 12, 2017

The opioid crisis has caused a dramatic rise in hepatitis C cases, CDC says

Injectable opioids have caused hepatitis C rates to nearly triple.
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May 10, 2017

Calls grow for a special prosecutor in the Russia investigation. How are they appointed?

A special prosecutor might be needed to investigate Trump's alleged Russian ties — but it's not a perfect system.
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May 10, 2017

One other president has fired an FBI director. It was Bill Clinton.

An FBI Director has been fired before — but under much different circumstances.