Andi O'Rourke
Andi O'Rourke is a freelance writer currently living in the only neighborhood in America featuring a late-night pelmeni joint and an oversized statue of Lenin in the town square.
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Sanders Won't Be At The Debate Podium This Time

Speculation about how the first presidential debate will go down is ramping up on social media. With all the talk about who will and won't be in the audience or behind the scenes in attendance, some people are wondering whether or not a former conten…
By Andi O'Rourke

Trump Jr's Being At The Debate Could Cause A Stir

Speculation about just how the first debate between the two major presidential candidates will go down is rampant, both online and off. One of the candidate's children in particular has been in the news for a horrible social media posting. So is Dona…
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Tony Rodham Might Support His Sister At The Debate

Political debates are a chance for the candidates to show off their families for the cameras, as well as hold a debate on the substantive issues facing the country. So is Tony Rodham at the first presidential debate? Inviting Hillary Clinton's younge…
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375 Scientists Definitely Called Out Trump

Thought leaders throughout the sciences have come together to take a strong stand against climate change denial, and less directly, against the Republican nominee for president. On Sept. 20, 375 scientists wrote an open letter on climate change, and …
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Streaming The Debates Perfectly Promotes Democracy

Effectively bringing democracy to people's fingertips, it's safe to say live streaming the Presidential debates is definitely a step in the right direction toward a more open and informed society. Two old media institutions and new media companies an…
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Blue Bell Is Recalling Ice Cream — Again

An American dairy manufacturer is once again facing a possible contamination issue at one of its plants. Blue Bell is recalling ice cream, again, and the reason is a familiar one. "Out of an abundance of caution" the company has decided to issue a re…
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This Was Found In The Chelsea Pressure Cooker

After a frightening couple of instances on Saturday, Americans all over the country are wondering what was inside the Chelsea pressure cookers. That evening, two explosive devices were found in different but nearby locations within the New York City …
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Judith Miller Is Afraid JonBenet Won't Get Justice

Twenty years after the case that shocked America, a new documentary is trying to find out who killed JonBenet Ramsey, and why. To do that, investigators are not only going over old evidence, but also talking to old friends. So, who is Judith Miller? …
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The Ramseys' Former Landscaper Speaks On JonBenet

A new documentary is out nearly 20 years after the shocking death of JonBenet Ramsey, a six-year-old beauty pageant star, and the investigators on the case interview some people who were involved in the Ramseys lives at the time. Just who is Brian Sc…
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The First Presidential Debate Is In New York

With less than two months to go before the general election in November, the campaigns are entering the home stretch, so naturally that means debate season is just around the corner. So, where is the first presidential debate being held? It isn't a l…
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Dr. Oz's Net Worth Shows He Has A Privileged Life

When Donald Trump went to release his medical records, he did it in his typical showy fashion: he went onto a national talk show with a member of his New York social set. So, what exactly is Dr. Mehmet Oz's net worth? The television host has been abl…
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The DNC Won't Replace Clinton With Sanders

After a video was released on Sunday showing the former Secretary of State struggling to enter into her vehicle after an appearance at a 9/11 memorial in New York City, questions about her health are dominating the discourse — including questions abo…
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11 Tweets Show People Shouldn't Play 'Net Doctor

While there are legitimate questions to be asked when it comes to Hillary Clinton's health, the following collection of tweets prove people shouldn't be playing internet doctor. From spurious claims about how many x-rays Clinton has received so far t…
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Why Space Gray Is No More

Forget the headphone jack controversy — one of the other changes to the next generation of iPhone devices has people talking: that color change. Two new finishes have been added, but one was lost. Which begs the question: Why doesn't the new iPhone 7…
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The Paralympics Opening Ceremony Was Stunning

Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil just two weeks after the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games, the Paralympics is a celebration of sporting achievement and competition by athletes who have disabilities. While there were initially concerns that the …
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How Much The New Headphones Cost

One of the biggest questions that iPhone aficionados have before a new product launch is just how much everything will end up costing to get the newest gear. This year, however, the phone isn't the only product getting a major upgrade; Apple's headph…
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Where To Buy Those EarPods

Wednesday saw the long-awaited annual Apple Event that introduces the new iPhone to the world. If you're asking yourself "Where can I buy the new Apple EarPods?" you're in luck. Apple acquired the Beats brand in 2014 — the same year that it started g…
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How The New iPhone Is Different From The Last

With one of the biggest tech events of the year came the launch of the newest generation of the Apple iPhone. So: just how is the iPhone 7 different from the iPhone 6? Apple has taken quite a few leaps when it comes to the new model. The biggest desi…
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Here's When The iPhone Comes Out

The tech world (or the tech medi,a at any rate) seems to have been talking about the iPhone 7 launch since well before the iPhone 6S had its debut. And after all the chatter, the release date is finally here. So, when will the iPhone 7 come out? At t…
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Brazile's Comments About Trump Don't Go Far Enough

Most Democrats and independents would likely not be OK with the idea of a Donald Trump presidency. Because of this, Donna Brazile's comments about Trump didn't go far enough to speak truth about the overtly racist rhetoric that many of his most arden…
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