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Tara Dodrill


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

‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ Deemed Racist


“Baa Baa Black Sheep” has been deemed racist, and will no longer be sung at some child care centers in Australia. The classic nursery rhyme was penned in the early 1700s, and has been a preschool staple around the world. Some child care centers in Melbourne changed the phrases in “Baa Baa Black Sheep” because… Read more »

Ebola: 101st Airborne Will Not Get Hazmat Suits While In West Africa


Ebola military aid troops from the 101st Airborne will not be receiving full hazmats suits while in West Africa. The Defense Department does not feel the soldiers will need such personal protection gear since the troops will not be giving direct aid to Ebola patients. “They don’t need the whole suit, as such, because they’re… Read more »

Ferguson Protesters At Rams Game Tangle With Fans

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Michael Brown shooting protesters reportedly spit on fans outside a Rams game, and two Ferguson protesters were arrested. Some eyewitnesses and news accounts state that Mike Brown shooting protesters harassed, screamed, and even punched Rams fans. Videos of the Ferguson protesters outside of the Rams game quickly appeared online and went viral. In one video… Read more »

Pentagon Ebola Strike Team Being Formed, Posse Comitatus Fears Voiced


The Pentagon is developing an Ebola strike team in order to better treat patients inflicted by the deadly virus in the United States. The Pentagon Ebola strike team will reportedly consist of 20 nurses, five doctors, and five trainers. The Department of Health and Human Services reportedly requested the formation of the Pentagon Ebola strike… Read more »

Darren Wilson Grand Jury Testimony Lasts Four Hours

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Darren Wilson reportedly told the Michael Brown shooting grand jury that he struggled with the teenagers just moments before the fatal shots were fired in Ferguson. During the brief scuffle, Officer Wilson said Mike Brown reached for his gun, according to an accounting of the grand jury testimony published first by the New York Times…. Read more »

Illegal Immigrants: Arizona No-Bail Law Overturned

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Illegal immigrants in Arizona now have a right to post bail after an arrest, according to a new federal court ruling. Earlier this week the court overruled a measure approved by voters in the state which would deny bail to illegal aliens charged with a broad range of felonies. If the law was allowed to… Read more »

EPA Approves New Version Of Weed Killer 2,4-D — Enlist Duo


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a new version of the 2,4-D weed killer, Enlist Duo. The chemical herbicide is designed for use on GMO corn and genetically modified soybeans. The new version of a 1940s-era weed killer will also be used on a new set of genetically engineered crops which were recently approved… Read more »

Leprosy: Ohio Prison Inmate Being Treated For The Rare Disease

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An Ohio prison inmate is being treated for leprosy. The Chillicothe Correctional Institution (CCI) inmate was diagnosed with the rare disease on October 14. There are reportedly only 6,500 known cases of leprosy in America and 200,000 worldwide. The name of the Ross County prison inmate is not being released. The correctional system did report… Read more »

GMO Grass Poses Threat To Livestock, Some Environmental Researchers Claim


Scotts Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass GMO grass was designed to withstand “massive amounts” of Roundup Ready herbicide manufactured by biotech giant Monsanto. Since Monsanto’s Roundup Ready kills every growing thing that has not been genetically engineered to withstand the chemicals, natural lawns and alfalfa growing to feed livestock, could be in jeopardy, according to Natural… Read more »

Ebola Hearings: Travel Restrictions Debated


The Ebola crisis was the focus of a House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee in Congress on Thursday. Some lawmakers noted they were glad that President Barack Obama had opted to leave the campaign trail and remain in Washington, D.C. to “focus on the crisis.” The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) handling of the Ebola… Read more »

Ebola Fears Close Schools In Ohio And Texas


Ebola fears prompted the closure of multiple schools in Ohio and Texas. Classes were canceled on Thursday because some staff members and students within the district might have come into contact with an Ebola patient. Solon City School District and Parkside Elementary School in northern Ohio decided to close today because a middle school teacher… Read more »

Ebola Believed To Be Potentially Airborne, Researchers Claim


Editor’s note: this story has been amended to reflect that the primary source was submitted to and published by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy; the research and findings reflected did not originate with CIDRAP and should not be attributed to CIDRAP. Ebola may have the potential to be airborne, according to a… Read more »

Mitt Romney’s Obama Joke Goes Viral

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Mitt Romney’s Obama joke made national headlines not long after the former Republican presidential candidate uttered the phrase during a rally in Iowa for Senate candidate Joni Ernst. After Romney was handed the microphone he told the cheering crowd then when running for office, advisers often tell candidates that they should not tell jokes. “But… Read more »

Ebola Vaccine Begins Human Trials


An Ebola vaccine is currently undergoing human trials in Canada. The vaccine has reportedly shown a success rate of 100 percent in animals. The Ebola trial is reportedly moving at “unprecedented speed” according to Canada’s Health Minister Rona Ambrose. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) claims they… Read more »

Oklahoma Police Captain Removed From Command After Refusing To Visit Mosque

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Oklahoma police captain Paul Fields says he was punished for refusing to visit a Tulsa mosque he believed followed “radical Islam” teachings. Captain Fields was ordered to participate in an event which he considered a “proselytizing” Islamic worship service at the mosque. The Tulsa police captain said he was ordered to tell the Oklahoma police… Read more »

ISIS Threatens FBI, Police, And The Media In America


ISIS is threatening “lone wolf” attacks against the FBI, police officers, government officials, and “media figures” in America, according to a new warning issued by federal officials. A Joint Intelligence bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI as sent to law enforcement agencies across the United States. An Islamic State spokesman… Read more »

Ebola Outbreak Blamed On Budget Cuts, But NIH Funds Grew In 2014

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An Ebola cure could have been realized if the National Institutes of Health was allotted a larger portion of taxpayer dollars, NIH Director Francis Collins said during a recent interview with The Huffington Post. Collins also said the health institutes had been working on an Ebola vaccine since 2001, and blamed the sequester for an… Read more »

President Obama ‘Doomsday’ Scenario Warning Doesn’t Involve Ebola

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President Barack Obama warned a fundraiser full of wealthy Democrats about a looming doomsday scenario. The potential disaster has nothing to do with an Ebola pandemic, as the president assured the donors that the deadly virus would not spread in America — several days before it actually did. In fact, a Dallas nurse was diagnosed… Read more »

‘Sister Wives’ Polygamy Case Being Appealed In Utah


The Sister Wives polygamy ruling in Utah is being reviewed by a federal appeals court. As previously reported by the Inquistir, the Utah polygamy ruling in a lower court was heralded as a landmark decision by plural marriage families living in the state. The battle is not over for the Sister Wives cast though. Utah’s… Read more »

Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Sends Letter To Pope Praising Jihad

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Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan wrote a letter to Pope Francis, voicing support for jihad connected with his views to radical Islam. Even though the Defense Department deemed the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood as “workplace violence,” Hasan stated multiple times in the letter to the pope that he was a soldier of Allah…. Read more »

St. Louis Shooting Protests: American Flags Burned

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St. Louis protesters burned American flags on Thursday evening as significant unrest continued in the Missouri town. Crowds took to the streets in protest earlier this week after Vonderrit D. Myers, 18, was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer. Law enforcement officers report that Myers opened fire on their peer, which prompted the shooting… Read more »

Bob Beckel Threatens To Beat Up Reporter Jason Mattera

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Bob Beckel threatened to beat up reporter Jason Mattera during a The Five segment on Fox News. Mattera recently followed former IRS official Lois Lerner to question her about alleged partisan political targeting by the tax agency. Beckel became irate while discussing Mattera’s viral video and called him out on national television. Jason Mattera, a… Read more »

Teachers Told To Stop Calling Students ‘Boys’ And ‘Girls’

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Teachers in Nebraska have been told to stop referring to students as boys and girls. An internal memo entitled, “The Genderbread Person” by the It’s Pronounced Metrosexual website was allegedly used as the basis for the new type of gender neutral phrasing used when addressing the pupils in the district. “The Genderbread Person” concept reportedly… Read more »

Ebola Strike: LaGuardia Airport Workers Walk Off The Job

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An Ebola strike began at LaGuardia Airport in New York City over fears of contracting the deadly virus. The airport workers strike currently involves only Terminal D workers, but air travel could still be impacted by the walk-off and protests. The AirServ company includes thousands of workers at five major United States airports. Representatives from… Read more »

Ebola: Second Texas Man May Be Showing Symptoms Of The Virus

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Ebola may have infected as second man in Texas. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Thomas Eric Duncan died earlier today from the deadly virus — his remains will reportedly be cremated. The unidentified Frisco, Texas, man who may have Ebola symptoms said, he had direct contact with Thomas Eric Duncan. CDC officials said a… Read more »

Justina Pelletier Back In The Hospital

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Justina Pelletier is back in the hospital. The Connecticut teenager spent more than a year in the hospital after the state took custody from her parents. Pelletier, 16, is being treated for gastrointestinal problems at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, according to her older sister. Pelletier visited the hospital one other time for the same issue… Read more »

Kobani: ISIS Flags Being Raised In Syrian City


Kobani appears to be about to fall to ISIS and Kurds are trapped in the Syrian city, which has been under siege for about three weeks. The United Nations (UN) is warning of pending massacres and “humanitarian tragedies” if the Islamic State militants capture the Turkish border town. Kurds from around northern Syria have reportedly… Read more »

School Teacher Turned ISIS Militant Shares Her Story


A Syrian woman went from being a school teacher to a member of the all-female ISIS brigade of fighters. During an interview with CNN the women, who called herself Khadija (not her real name), detailed her journey both to and ultimately away from the Islamic State. Khadija, 25, stated during the interview that she became… Read more »

UFO: Military Tracking Unidentified Flying Objects In Colorado

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UFO sightings in Breckenridge, Colorado, have prompted an investigation by military defense command. Multiple “shiny” and unmoving objects were reportedly spotted in the sky around Breckenridge during separate 15-minute segments on Friday morning. NORAD is not tracking any anomalies in the Colorado sky, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command representative Army Major Beth Smith…. Read more »

Secret Service: Racism Blamed For Failure To Protect The President

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The Secret Service is doing a poor job of protecting President Barack Obama and the White House due to racism, according to Representative Elijah Cummings analysis of what black Americans are thinking. The Maryland Democrat is the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee. During a Face the Nation segment on Sunday, Elijah Cummings said… Read more »

Mike Brown Protest Interrupts St. Louis Symphony

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A Mike Brown protest interrupted a St. Louis Symphony performance on Saturday evening. Approximately 50 protesters sang a song about the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. The group also draped banners over the balcony decrying racism. A few moments before the St. Louis Symphony was scheduled to begin their performance,… Read more »

ISIS: Alan Henning Beheading Video Allegedly Released [Breaking News]


ISIS just released a video which claims to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning. The Islamic State footage is extremely similar to the other beheading videos released previously, according to Fox News. The short video concluded with an ISIS fighter threatening a man, which the group identified as an American citizen. Alan Henning… Read more »

Illegal Immigrants: Obama Heckled By Activist During Hispanic Caucus Speech

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President Barack Obama was heckled by an illegal immigrants activist during his Hispanic Caucus speech Thursday. Blanca Hernandez, identified as an “undocumented activist” yelled “We need relief now” to President Obama twice during the group’s annual gala. Hernandez was reportedly ushered out of the event by security officers. She was reportedly upset that illegal immigrants… Read more »