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Tara Dodrill is a political, environmental and self-reliance writer and social media consultant. Dodrill's credits include USA Today, Yahoo News and Gadling. Dodrill is also the author of 'Power Grid Down: How To Prepare, Survive & Thrive After The Lights Go Out. Email: Tara@Inquisitr.com


Lassa Fever Death Prompts Ebola Fears In New Jersey

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Lassa fever death sparks Ebola fears in New Jersey. The man who had recently visited West Africa died of a the rare Lassa fever on Monday. Federal health officials have “stepped up” their on the ground response to the case after the CDC confirmed the presence of the rare disease in the state. The Centers… Read more »

Air Force EMP Weapon Confirmed By U.S. Military And Boeing

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An Air Force EMP weapon that uses electromagnetic pulses to both target and destroy “digital weapons” is in the works. Boeing and the United States Air Force have confirmed that they are testing an EMP weapon that is reportedly so accurate it can target even a specific building. The Air Force EMP weapon is called… Read more »

100 Grandchildren: Illinois Couple Welcomes 100th Grandchild

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100 grandchildren are a blessing enjoyed by few families. Illinois couple Leo and Ruth Zanger just welcomed their 100th grandchild into the world. The Zanger’s have been married for 59 years. The family includes 12 children, 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The newest addition to the 100 grandchildren loved by Ruth and Leo… Read more »

PacSun Upside Down Flag T-Shirt After Massive Backlash

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The PacSun upside down flag T-shirt backlash prompted the retailer to pull the controversial item from its stores. Pacific Sunwear felt the wrath of thousands of irate customers after the American flag was shown in black and white and not red, white, and blue, and was hanging upside down in a sign of distress. The… Read more »

Bird Flu Causes Egg Shortage

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Bird flu outbreaks around the Midwest are causing an egg shortage and price increases. Some “egg-dependent” companies are reportedly considering importing eggs from foreign farmers to make up for the domestic egg shortage. The bird flu outbreak is also prompting some companies to seek “egg alternatives” for making their products. An Archer Daniels Midland Company… Read more »

Cop Shot In New Orleans: Officer Found Dead Inside Patrol Car

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Cop shot in New Orleans update – James Bennett Jr. has been identified as the New Orleans Housing Authority officer shot dead inside his patrol car on Sunday. Bennett, 45, reportedly had over 15 years experience in law enforcement. An excerpt from a statement released by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Officer about the New Orleans… Read more »

Bounce House Disaster At Fort Lauderdale, Florida Beach [Video]

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A bouncy house disaster in Fort Lauderdale, Florida flew into the air and left four children injured – one seriously. A waterspout spun onto the short at the beach park and lifted two bounce houses about 50 feet into the air on Monday. The bouncy house disaster sent three children to the Broward Health Medical… Read more »

Cop Shoots Unarmed Men: Olympia, Washington Shooting Prompts Protests

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An Olympia cop shot unarmed men and Washington residents reacted in protest. The two unarmed black men, who are stepbrothers, were suspected of stealing beer from a local grocery store. Hundreds of residents marched on the streets of the state capital to register their thoughts about the police shooting. The Olympia shooting protests have remained… Read more »

Waggoner Ranch For Sale: Biggest Ranch Asks $725M [Video Tour]

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Waggoner Ranch is up for sale for a whopping $725 million. The iconic ranch pans six counties in Northern Texas and was founded by Dan Waggoner in 1849. The Texas ranch is regarded as the “largest estate in the world,” according to an assessment by Sotheby’s International Realty. The W.T. Waggoner Ranch was founded just… Read more »

Rush Limbaugh Dropped From WRKO Boston

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Rush Limbaugh dropped from WRKO radio network in Boston. The conservative talk radio host is syndicated via the Premiere Networks company. The network stated simply that WRKO could not reportedly reach a syndication renewal agreement with Limbaugh. “We were unable to reach agreeable terms for The Rush Limbaugh Show to continue on WRKO,” Premiere Networks… Read more »

Mom Thanks Trooper For Helping Son

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A mom thanks trooper for helping son after the interaction between the black college student and white Virginia state trooper touched her hear. The mother’s letter thanking a white cop for helping her black son quickly went viral. The grateful Virginia mom posted the letter and a photo she snapped for the state trooper and… Read more »

Randy Quaid Freed: Actor Released From Canadian Jail

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Randy Quaid has been freed from a Canadian jail after spending a week behind bars. Quaid’s father-in-law posted bail for the Independence Day star. The actor and his wife Evi Quaid have been living under the radar since 2010. Quad fled to Montreal after a warrant for some legal issues in the United States. Evi… Read more »

Bill O’Reilly Domestic Violence Claims Go Viral

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Bill O’Reilly, a Fox News host, has allegedly been accused of domestic violence. O’Reilly’s divorce reportedly included a 3-year custody battle with his ex-wife. Maureen McPhilmy allegedly claimed that O’Reilly physically assaulted her as the two engaged in a lengthy court battle over the custody of their two children. The Fox News host said the… Read more »

Tiny Spiders Rain Down In Australia

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The spider rain in Australia has been deemed a natural phenomenon by some and the “stuff nightmares are made of” by those actually living in the southern Tabelands region of the nation. Baby spiders and their webs appear to be falling from the sky. The spider rain looks like angel hair when it lands on… Read more »

Waco Biker Brawl: Bandidos Biker Gang ‘Baddest Of The Bad’ DOJ Claims

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The Waco biker brawl involved the Bandidos motorcycle club, a group some law enforcement experts have deemed the “most feared” biker gang in the United States. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the biker shootout left 9 dead, at least 18 injured, and resulted in almost 200 arrests. Bandidos slogans reportedly include a motto which… Read more »

Bison Gores Girl At Yellowstone National Park

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A bison gored a girl at Yellowstone National Park as the Taiwanese exchange student posed for a photo. The 16-year-old girl was visiting the park with her host family when she reportedly stood near the buffalo and was gored. The Taiwanese girl gored by a bison sustained serious, but not life-threatening injuries, according to National… Read more »

Biker Gunfire Kills 9 During Waco, Texas Biker Gang Brawl

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A biker gang shootout in Waco, Texas left nine dead. The rival biker gangs’ brawl at the Twin Peaks restaurant parking lot on Sunday quickly turned into a shootout that sent 18 people to local hospitals. The Waco biker gang shootout began as a meeting to settle a dispute between the two Texas groups. Most… Read more »

Welfare Junk Food And Drug Testing Bill Approved In Wisconsin

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Welfare recipients might be limited on how much junk food they can buy with their taxpayer-funded assistance. A bill passed by the Wisconsin State Assembly seeks to limit junk food purchases and require Wisconsin Work job training recipients to submit to drug testing. The Wisconsin State Assembly junk food welfare bill passed the Republican controlled… Read more »

Michigan Couple Has 13th Son

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A Michigan couple had their 13th son on Wednesday. Kateri Schwandt welcomed an 8-pound, 15-ounce baby into the world, with her husband Jay at her side. Baby number 13 was due on Saturday, but the 22-inches long newborn arrived a few days late, heightening the anticipated about the sex of the infant. The Schwandt couple… Read more »

Nursing Student Sues Over Failed Test, Claims Stress As A Disability

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Misericordia University nursing student Jennifer Burbella is suing over a failed test. Burbella’s lawsuit claims that officials at the Dallas, Pennsylvania, university violated federal disability laws after she failed the test not once, but twice. Jennifer Burbella claims that her existing anxiety and depression increased due the rigors associated with earning a nursing degree, the… Read more »

Abortion Bill Passes House, Bans Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

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An abortion bill passed the House on Wednesday. The bill banned late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The legislation faces an uphill battle to become law because President Barack Obama is not expected to sign the bill. The abortion bill passed 242 to 184. Republican Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Diane Black reportedly led… Read more »

Eric Sheppard Challenge Prompts Patriotic Quest By Arizona Man

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The Eric Sheppard Challenge prompted an Arizona man to issue his own challenge, a patriotic one, in response to the American Flag stomping being conducted in support of the Georgia college student. The American Flag Challenge video created in a response to videos created by supporters of Sheppard quickly garnered overwhelming support by residents from… Read more »

U.S. Helicopter Missing – Conflicting Reports On Spottings Of Marine Chopper

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The U.S. helicopter missing in Nepal disappeared on Tuesday with four Marines on board. Conflicting reports about sightings of the missing helicopter emerged on Wednesday. U.S. Pacific Command officials told the media that the department “could not confirm” any of the possibly sightings of the missing United States military aircraft. The missing U.S. helicopter was… Read more »

Saraia Collins: 9-Year-Old Girl Beaten On School Bus In Maryland

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A 9-year-old Maryland girl was beaten on a school bus because she refused to fight. The brutal attack on Saraia Collins was captured on video. The 9-year-old girl is shown crying and begging for help, which never came. The Collins family is demanding to know why the attack on Saraia was permitted to continue, and… Read more »

U.S. Helicopter Missing Over Nepal

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A U.S. helicopter has gone missing over Nepal. The American helicopter was a part of USAID Nepal earthquake relief efforts. There have been no reports of a crash since the Marine chopper lost contact with ground units earlier today, according to military officials. The U.S. Marine helicopter was tasked with carrying out Nepal earthquake disaster… Read more »

Richard Fletcher: Baltimore Man Attacked By Pack Of 50 Teens

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Baltimore man Richard Fletcher was attacked by a group of about 50 teenagers and beaten severely. A black teenager has been arrested and charged on adult attempted murder charges for his role in Maryland attack on Fletcher on April 22. Richard Fletcher, 61, was brutally beaten by the pack of 50 teens when he went… Read more »

Connecticut Serial Killer: Human Remains Of Seven Women Found

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Connecticut Serial Killer Update – William Howell, 45, has been identified as the suspect in the murders of seven women in New Britain. Howell is already behind bars serving a 15-year sentence on a manslaughter charge for the murder of Nilsa Arizmendi, 33, in 2003. Connecticut police believe they have found the human remains of… Read more »

Deadly Prison Riot At Tecumseh State Correctional Facility In Nebraska

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A deadly prison riot at a Tecumseh State Correctional Facility in Nebraska resulted in two inmate deaths. The two Nebraska inmates killed were serving time for sexually abusing children. It took prison guards and state police officers more than 10 hours to regain control of the correctional facility. Tecumseh State Correctional Facility officers found the… Read more »

Subway Fires Worker Who Celebrated Cop Killings In Mississippi

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Subway fired a worker who celebrated the killings of two police officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, namely Sierra “C-Babi” Mccurdy‘s social media posts that heralded the fatal shootings of Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate on Saturday. Sierra C-Babi Mccurdy reportedly posted the messages applauding the police killings while wearing her Subway uniform. The Mississippi Subway restaurant… Read more »