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Tara Dodrill

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Tara Dodrill is a political, environmental and entertainment writer focusing on national, Ohio and Florida news. Dodrill's credits include USA Today, Yahoo News, Gadling, Gotham Reel and Visit South magazine. Dodrill has also served as a newspaper editor and regional bureau chief for Ohio newspapers. Dodrill is also an upcycling artist who gives new life to vintage jewelry and furniture pieces. Email: Tara@Inquisitr.com


Ferguson: Darren Wilson ‘Badly Beaten’ By Mike Brown, Police Source Says

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Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was “badly beaten” by Michael Brown, an unnamed “department top brass” source told the media. According to a new bombshell report, Wilson was beaten so badly he was nearly unconscious and suffered an orbital fracture which impaired his vision. The Ferguson police source also maintains that rock “solid proof” of… Read more »

Illegal Immigration: New Poll Shows Hispanics And Democrats Oppose Obama Plan

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Illegal immigration is not just a border state problem anymore. Approximately 60,000 illegal aliens have crossed the Texas border and been transported to all 50 states so far this year. About one-third of those who crossed from Mexico into the United States were unaccompanied children. President Barack Obama’s plan to deal with the immigration crisis… Read more »

‘Doomsday Preppers’ Sneak Peek: Record High Score Achieved This Week

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Doomsday Preppers upcoming episode features a self-reliant couple who earns the highest score ever on the NatGeo series, a tactical inventor, and a teenager who has just begun his journey into preparedness. Last season there was a slightly higher score, but the scoring system used was geared specifically to building projects – a concept included… Read more »

Rick Perry Booked On Abuse Of Power Charges

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Rick Perry was booked on abuse of power charges late Tuesday in an Austin courthouse. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Republican Texas Governor was indicted last week on felony charges which alleged he was attempting to force Democratic district attorney from office by issuing a funding veto. District attorney Rosemary Lehmberg had been… Read more »

Illegal Immigrants: Mexico Upset National Guard Sent To Texas Border

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Mexico is upset that Governor Rick Perry sent the National Guard to the border to stop illegal immigrants from crossing into Texas. A statement from Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said in no uncertain terms that the country “rejects” tactics being used to secure the border. Texas Governor Rick Perry has been very vocal in his opposition… Read more »

Illegal Immigrants Boycott Threatened In North Carolina

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Illegal immigrants are putting a major strain on public resources, according to Surry County, North Carolina officials. The county is threatening to boycott products from the home countries of the illegal aliens if the federal government does not do something to stem the wave of border crossings. Surry County Commissioner Larry Phillips said the North… Read more »

Missouri Senator Drops F-Bomb On Governor Jay Nixon Over Handling Of Ferguson Riots

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Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal dropped the F-bomb and several other expletives on Governor Jay Nixon over his handling of the Ferguson riots and the Michael Brown shooting. While some understood Senator Chappelle-Nadel’s frustration, many others consider tweeting curse words shows a distinct lack of professional and couth. Both Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Missouri Governor Jay… Read more »

Michael Brown Toxicology Report Allegedly Says Teen Was Smoking Marijuana

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Michael Brown’s toxicology report allegedly indicates that the teen fatally shot by Ferguson police office Darren Wilson had marijuana in his system. A Washington Post report citing an individual “familiar with the county’s investigation” said local medical examiner Mary Case found the 18-year-old had recently been smoking pot. The St. Louis County medical examiner’s Michael… Read more »

Open Carry Marches Should Be Stopped, Texas Democrat Says

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Open carry and gun rights marches “need to end” according to Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee. Lee, the Representative from Houston, drew mocking comments earlier this year when she referenced the Constitution as being 400 years old. The gun control advocate stated at a weekend event that a gun rights group need not bother attempting… Read more »

Superweeds Winning The Battle Against Farmers

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Farmers are losing their battle against superweeds. Glyphosate pesticides created by biotech giants like Monsanto, DuPont, Dow, Bayer, and Sygenta appear to no longer be effective against the rapidly growing and extremely tall weeds. When farmers are forced to apply more chemical pesticides and herbicides to their fields, the cost of produce can skyrocket as… Read more »

Rick Perry: Mugshot Not Happening Any Time Soon

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Rick Perry was expected to turn himself in and pose for the required mugshot as early as today, but the judge involved in the case decided against ordering an arrest warrant for the Texas Governor. Perry would not have had to spend any time behind bars, but was prepared to follow the formal surrender process… Read more »

Michael Brown: Family Holds Press Conference To Discuss Autopsy

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Michael Brown’s family held a press conference on Monday morning. The news gathering occurred just a few hours after leaked details of Brown’s autopsy began circulating. As previously noted by The Inquisitr, the teenager was reportedly shot six times by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Dr. Michael Baden said all of the gunshots fired by… Read more »

Park Ranger Beaten By Skateboarder While Crowd Laughs

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A Philadelphia park ranger was beaten by a skateboarder while a seemingly approving crowd laughed. The Love Park ranger attack was caught on video. The man is shown on the ground being kicked and spit upon as people gathered around and merely chuckled and cheered, declining to stop the beating and help the injured park… Read more »

Slavery And Pregnancy Blamed For Professor’s Attack On Pro-Life Activists

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Mireille Miller-Young, the University of California professor of feminist studies who accosted a teenager holding a pro-life sign, changed her not guilty plea to one of no contest. Supporters of Miller-Young, often referred to as the “porn professor” due to the subject matter discussed in her classroom, are blaming slavery and pregnancy on the attack… Read more »

Ferguson Riots Spark Militarized Police Debate

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The Ferguson riots after the Michael Brown shooting have prompted a nationwide debate about the militarization of police. Videos and photos of St. Louis area police officers in MRAPs and tactical gear shocked many viewers, but the Pentagon hand-me-downs program has been going on for quite a long time. Before military tanks rolled onto the… Read more »

Ferguson Riots: State Highway Patrol Taking Over Security

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Ferguson security supervision will now be handled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol by order of Governor Jay Nixon. During a Thursday afternoon press conference, the Missouri Governor called once again for calm and said both the local investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown and the Civil Rights investigation by the Justice Department… Read more »

Organic Meat Producer Under Attack In Wisconsin

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A lawsuit filed in Dane County, Wisconsin, earlier in July alleges that Black Earth village trustees abused due process and targeted the organic meat company, denying it the ability to use its property as a slaughterhouse. Black Earth Meats is asking for $5.3 million in damages. Slaughterhouses do not provoke happy images to be sure… Read more »

ISIS: Iraqi Children Drinking Blood To Stay Alive On Mount Sinjar

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Iraqi children are drinking the blood of their parents in order to stay alive while hiding on Mount Sinjar from ISIS fighters, according to stories shard by refugees. Approximately 30,000 Yazidis have become trapped by the Islamic State jihadists. About 8,000 people have escaped down the mountain and into Syria, Kuridstan, and Turkey. Some Yazidis… Read more »

Judge Rules AR-15s Not Protected By The Second Amendment

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A district judge ruled that AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles are not protected by the Second Amendment. The strict gun laws, which went into effect in Maryland last year, were being legally questioned in U.S. District Court. Judge Catherine C. Blake released a 47-page ruling detailing her decision on the gun rights case yesterday afternoon…. Read more »

Dog Elected Mayor In Minnesota

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A dog was elected mayor in Minnesota. On Saturday, Duke the dog will officially be sworn in on the small town of Cormorant. Although the Minnesota mayor is just 7 years old, Duke is not the youngest leader ever elected in the state. Voters previously elected a 3-year-old boy as the mayor. Cormorant, Minnesota, voters… Read more »

Teenager Caught Living At Corsicana Walmart

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A teenager decided to make the Corsicana Walmart his home. The 14-year-old boy had been living at Walmart secretly for several days. The teenager was not simply living inside the store but had built a hidden compound to secure a home in the store, which is open 24-hours a day. The teenager hiding in the… Read more »

Illegal Immigrants: 600 Criminal Aliens Released By Federal Agency

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At least 600 criminal illegal immigrants were released by the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE agency. An inspector general’s report released today states that the federal agency set the “criminal aliens” free in advance of the sequester cuts in 2013. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released the illegal… Read more »

Illegal Immigrants Arrested In Ohio After Knife Fight 911 Call

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Illegal immigrants were arrested in North Olmstead, Ohio after a 911 call about a knife fight. Police officers arrested the two men who reportedly crossed the border illegally after the call about a disturbance at a Brookpark Road apartment building. The Border Patrol has taken custody of the illegal immigrants found in Ohio. A third… Read more »

Michael Brown Shooting Investigation Taken Over By FBI

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The Michael Brown shooting which prompted the Ferguson riots in Missouri are being taken over for investigation by the FBI. The shooting death of the unarmed black man sparked the destruction of private property and nationwide headlines over the weekend. Why the rioters and looters chose to attack parked cars and stores without any ties… Read more »

ISIS: Yazidi Women Held Captive By The ‘Hundreds’

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ISIS kidnapped “hundreds” of Yazidi women and is holding them captive. The Islamic militant group has rounded up women below the age of 35, and is keeping at least some of them at schools in Mosul, according to the Iraq Human Rights Ministry. Mosul is the second largest city in the Middle East country. Yazidis… Read more »

Texas Principal Fired Over Wanting English Spoken In Classrooms Speaks Out

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The Texas principal fired after stating she wanted English spoken in the classroom is now sharing her side of the story. Amy Lacey was the principal of Hempstead Middle School until she made national news headlines earlier this year after instructing students not to speak Spanish in the classroom. The Hempstead Independent School Board placed… Read more »

Russia: U.S. Imports Ban Worries American Farmers

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Russia has instituted a U.S. food imports ban and fruits and vegetables from the European Union. Vladimir Putin’s country is the largest importer of American raised chicken in the world. Only a chocolate, champagne, and a few other food items form the United States are not expected to be a part of the food import… Read more »

Ebola: CDC Issues Level 1 Alert Over Ongoing Outbreak

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an Ebola level 1 emergency alert. The highest alert available to the agency has only been used two other times in the history of agency The CDC issued the top emergency alert level in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina and in 2009 during the H1N1 influenza… Read more »

Married Couple Searching For Birth Mother Discover They Are Siblings

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A husband and wife searching for their birth mother who had abandoned them as infants discover they are actually half-siblings. The couple found out the shocking information during a Brazilian radio show’s “Angel of Meetings” series. The Brazilian radio show, The Time Is Now (unofficial translation) had “Adriana” (real name withheld on radio for privacy… Read more »

Border Patrol Agent Killed By Two Illegal Immigrants

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Border Patrol agent Javier Vega Jr. was murdered in front of his family by two illegal immigrants. The pair of men, who confessed to the crime on Monday, had been deported from the United State multiple times prior to the killing. Gustavo Tijerina, 30, and Ismael Hernandez, 40, were arraigned for the murder of Javier… Read more »