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Occupy Pepper Spray Cop Awarded $38,000

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A campus police officer who became virally famous after he was filmed at UC Davis’ Occupy protest dousing occupiers with pepper spray has been awarded $38,000 in workers’ compensation for suffering he endured after the event. While Lt. John Pike was not pepper sprayed in the face, it was determined that the incident’s aftermath caused… Read more »

Colleen Ritzer Murder: 14-Year-Old Student Charged


Colleen Ritzer, a 24-year-old math teacher from Massachusetts, was found murdered on Wednesday in woods near to the Danvers High School where she taught. A 14-year-old student, Phillip Chism, was arrested and has now been charged by police for her murder. After failing to return home after school on Tuesday a massive search was put… Read more »

Batman Mask Found In Colorado Movie Theater Shooter’s Apartment

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A Batman mask was found, along with other items, at the apartment of James Holmes, who carried out the July 2012 massacre in a Colorado movie theater. When police searched the shooter’s apartment they discovered a “unique symbol” on a calendar marked on the day the attack took place. They also found a Batman mask… Read more »

Free Dog Cloning Contest Announced By South Korean Biotech Firm

Free dog cloning offered by South Korean biotech firm

Dog cloning for free will apparently become a reality for one lucky owner of Britain’s first cloned canine. The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation of South Korea is offering to clone on its own dime one British family pooch, a process for which the firm normally charges about $100,000. The company is accepting entries via its… Read more »

Body Of Idaho Hiker Missing During Government Shutdown Recovered

Missing Idaho hiker's body found

The body of the Idaho hiker who went missing during the government shutdown has been recovered on Tuesday, nearly a month after the woman’s disappearance was reported to police. Search and rescue operations for the Idaho hiker had to be suspended due to the shutdown, which lasted for three weeks. The body of Dr. Jo… Read more »

False Widow Spiders Can Remain In Their Web For Three Years

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False widow spiders are the most dangerous of the 12 biting spiders species in Britain and other parts of Europe. They get their name for resembling the deadly black widow spider to whom they are related. There has been a large increase of the spiders in Britain recently. Conservationists believe this is due, mainly, to… Read more »

Triple Homicide: Boston Bomber’s Brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was Involved

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A triple homicide which took place back in 2011 in a Boston suburb, has now been linked to the Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The older Tsarnaev was killed fleeing law enforcement officers a few days after the deadly Boston marathon bombing in April. The triple homicide also appears to have… Read more »

Obamacare Signup Deadline May Be Delayed After All

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The Obama administration may have to delay the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act after all, according to a new MarketWatch report. Though the Obamacare mandate more or less went into effect weeks ago (web issues notwithstanding), it has been pretty well-established that Republicans in Congress want it pushed back yet again. It was… Read more »

Fired Waitress: ‘Hair Colored Blonde, Not Natural For Black Girls’ [Video]

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An African-American woman claims she was fired from the Baltimore Inner Harbor Hooters’ restaurant because her hair color wasn’t “natural.” Attorney Jessica P. Weber is acting for the complainant, 25-year-old Farryn Johnson, She alleges that her supervisors told her that the blonde highlights in her hair violated the appearance policy for “Hooters Girls.” Johnson told… Read more »

Dolphins Slaughtered For Shark Bait

Dolphins are being slaughtered

Dolphins are being slaughtered by the thousands off of the coast of Peru to be made into shark bait. This practice is outlawed by Peru, but that doesn’t’ seem to be slowing down the fishermen that are taking part. CNN reported Stefan Austermuhle, executive director of the animal conservation group Mundo Azul, saying that the… Read more »

Grangemouth Refinery: Scotland Shuts Down Half The Town

Grangemouth Refinery Scotland

A Grangemouth refinery accident in Scotland shut down half the town today, leaving many with a choice to stay or go and find new jobs. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the US shutdown has seen some serious blowback from its own government shutdowns, on a much larger and more serious scale. But to the… Read more »

Danvers Homicide: 14-Year-Old Arrested For Teacher’s Murder


There was a homicide in Danvers, Massachusetts, on Wednesday. The body of 24-year-old teacher, Colleen Ritzer, was discovered in woods near to the high school. A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder after being found wandering around the area. This killing took place only two days after another teacher was gunned down in… Read more »

Reser’s Recalls 22,000 Pounds Of Meat Products

22,000 Pounds Of Meat Recalled

The Reser’s recall includes 22,000 pounds of ham, chicken, and beef products. Testing conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed possible Listeria contamination. The meat was used in numerous ready-to-eat-products distributed throughout the US and Canada. Although no illness was reported, the recall is being conducted a… Read more »

Facebook Violence Warning For Beheading Video Denounced, FB Reverses Policy

Facebook Violence Warning For Decapitation Video Denounced, FB Reverses Policy

The policy for a Facebook violence warning has been reversed in the case of a Facebook beheading video depicting a woman being decapitated. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a Facebook privacy policy change puts user’s personal information at risk. In response to several violent videos being posted on Facebook, the social media giant began… Read more »

Pope Expels Bishop For Spending Too Much Money, Even By Church Standards

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Pope Francis has taken the unusual step of expelling a bishop for overspending. Bishop of Limburg, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst – already dubbed by the media “the Bishop of Bling – is alleged to have spent more than 31 million euros ($42 m) on renovating his official residence. The Vatican announced that it would be appropriate… Read more »

What Did Jofi Joseph Tweet To Get Fired? [Mildly Offensive]

After House Democrats Arrested At Immigration Rally, White House Pressures GOP

The firing of Jofi Joseph, a national security official, for some “secret” and off-color tweets has been a scintillating Washington scandal — and after the news broke, everyone wanted to know exactly what it was that got Joseph axed from the White House’s National Security Council. Jofi Joseph was unmasked as “Twitter troll” @natsecwonk, and… Read more »