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Before His Death, Lawyer Admits to Whopping Court Lie
Before His Death, Lawyer
Admits to Whopping Court Lie
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Before His Death, Lawyer Admits to Whopping Court Lie

2 men were exonerated in abduction of Seagram heir, but it appears they shouldn't have been

(Newser) - It was a sensational case, and it appeared to be a slam dunk for prosecutors. Back in 1975, two men in Brooklyn were arrested and charged with kidnapping 21-year-old Samuel Bronfman, an heir to the Seagram Company fortune. The two suspects, Irish immigrants named Mel Lynch and Dominic Byrne, confessed,...

Kayleigh McEnany: I 'Never Lied'
Kayleigh McEnany:
I 'Never Lied'

Kayleigh McEnany: I 'Never Lied'

Trump's former press chief says she always spoke the truth

(Newser) - Former Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany made a bold claim for any press secretary to make, and it's generating lots of attention. "I never lied," she told the Turning Point USA's Young Women's Leadership Summit over the weekend. "As a woman of faith, as...

Campaign That Led to Teacher's Beheading Was Based on a Lie

Suspended student claimed she was kicked out of Samuel Paty's class, prompting attack from father

(Newser) - An online campaign targeting a French teacher who was beheaded days later started with a lie. That's according to Le Parisien , which reports a 13-year-old student has admitted to a judge that she lied when she claimed to be a witness to Samuel Paty's Oct. 6 lesson on...

Experiment Reveals Possible Telltale Sign of Lying
Experiment Reveals Possible
Telltale Sign of Lying
new study

Experiment Reveals Possible Telltale Sign of Lying

But it's not one that's visible to the naked eye

(Newser) - How can you spot a liar? After conducting experiments with college students, researchers suggest you look at body movements. Their study published in Royal Society Open Science explains: Nearly 50 male students (females were excluded to "avoid the impact that sex may have on coordination") were paired with...

Angry Officials: State's Lockdown Was Based on a Lie

Order affected 1.7M residents of South Australia

(Newser) - The entire state of South Australia went into lockdown based on a lie told by a man who worked at a pizza place. "Had this person been truthful to the contact-tracing teams, we would not have gone into a six-day lockdown," Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said Friday. The...

He Lied About Being a Doctor, Tried to Kill to Keep the Secret
Fearing Family Would Discover
His Lie, He Tried to Kill Them
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Fearing Family Would Discover His Lie, He Tried to Kill Them

Satya Thakor stabbed his wife, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law

(Newser) - A British man failed the exams he needed to pass to become a doctor—nearly a decade ago. But Satya Thakor apparently spent the next seven years pretending to his family that he actually was one, and then tried to kill them to keep them from discovering the lie. The...

GOP Candidate Vows to Stay in Race After Fake Diploma

Florida's Melissa Howard says the whole thing was a 'mistake'

(Newser) - It wasn't fake news , but a fake diploma: A Florida GOP candidate has admitted she lied about having a degree from Ohio's Miami University, though she says she didn't mean to dupe the public. "It was not my intent to deceive or mislead anyone. I made...

GOP Candidate's Diploma Looks All Wrong: School

Melissa Howard may be in hot water

(Newser) - A Florida GOP candidate appears to be in trouble after producing a university diploma that doesn't look quite right, the Herald-Tribune reports. Melissa Howard, running in the state House District 73 primary, showed reporters a bachelor's diploma from Miami University in Ohio after Florida News Online claimed she...

There May Be a Way to Stop People From BSing
There May Be
a Way to Stop
People From BSing
NEW STUDY

There May Be a Way to Stop People From BSing

Simply calling them out on the facts usually works, suggests a new study

(Newser) - Why do people BS, and what can make them stop doing it? A new study suggests the bull tends to flow when people feel social pressure to have an opinion on something—even if they don't fully understand the subject, per Poynter . And it's worse if people don'...

Report: Hope Hicks Admits Lying for Trump

But 'white lies' didn't involve Russia, she says

(Newser) - White House Communications Director Hope Hicks didn't answer all of investigators' questions during a House intelligence committee interview Tuesday, insiders say—but she was honest about occasionally being dishonest. Sources tell the New York Times that Hicks admitted that working for President Trump had required her to tell "...

US Ambassador's Dutch Interview Does Not Go Well

Pete Hoekstra denies his own words, twice

(Newser) - Are we sure Pete Hoekstra, President Trump's new ambassador to the Netherlands, doesn't have that Memento condition ? Hoekstra demonstrated some impressive memory loss—both long-term and incredibly short-term—during an embarrassing interview with Dutch news program Nieuwsuur, the Guardian reports. "You mentioned in a debate that...

Investor Sues: Theranos 'Knowingly and Repeatedly Lied'

Partner Fund Management wants its $96M returned

(Newser) - Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for Theranos, this: One of its major investors has sued the company and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, in an effort to get back its $96 million investment and then some. Partner Fund Management argues "the defendants engaged in securities fraud...

Donald Trump Wins a Pretty Dubious Award

Politifact gives him its 'Lie of the Year'

(Newser) - "People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do," wrote Donald Trump in his 1987 book The Art of the Deal. "That's why a little hyperbole never hurts." Well, now he's being called on it:...

To Spot a Liar, Look for These 6 Clues

New computer software far outperforms humans

(Newser) - Poker players have been saying, and even living and dying by it, for years: Everyone has a tell. Whether we're lying or telling the truth, most of us reveal ourselves through the tiniest physical and verbal clues, and new lie-detecting software developed at the University of Michigan analyzes these...

What the NAACP Thinks About Rachel Dolezal

Group issues statement in response to the chapter president being outed as white

(Newser) - A white Montana couple say their daughter, the head of the Spokane NAACP in Washington, has been disguising herself as a black woman for years, but it appears the NAACP is still standing by Rachel Dolezal, at least for now. A statement released today by the group notes that "...

Parents Say 'Black' NAACP President Is Really White

White couple from Montana says Rachel Dolezal is their biological daughter

(Newser) - In a story that's bizarre on a number of levels, Rachel Dolezal, a professor of African studies and head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Wash., is said to have been outed as not being the black woman she's portrayed herself as—by her own supposed mom and...

NYC Teen Who 'Made' $72M Investing: I Lied

Mohammed Islam, 17, made it all up, and 'New York' magazine bought it

(Newser) - A New York City high school senior grabbed plenty of headlines yesterday after being named one of New York magazine's "Reasons We Love New York." What was so loveable and New York-y about Mohammed Islam? As the headline of reporter Jessica Pressler's piece proclaimed, "Because...

By 6 or 7, Kids Learn How to Lie and Distrust
By 6 or 7, Kids Learn How
to Lie and Distrust
study says

By 6 or 7, Kids Learn How to Lie and Distrust

Lying comes before distrust, researchers find

(Newser) - Kids are capable of thinking strategically, including using competitiveness and lies to their own benefit, by the time they're 7. So report researchers out of the University of Minnesota who studied 69 kids ages 3 to 9 playing two games. Kids typically figure out how to infer what others...

Texas High Court: Bosses Can Lie to Workers

Judges side with DuPont chemical co.

(Newser) - Employees in Texas, take note: Your boss can lie about your future in the company and get away with it, Main Street reports. A Texas Supreme Court ruling supports the way E.I. du Pont de Nemours (known as DuPont) apparently let go of workers—by getting them to join...

Morning People Are Liars at Night
 Morning People 
 Are Liars at Night 
study says

Morning People Are Liars at Night

Conversely, night owls are more likely to lie in the morning, study finds

(Newser) - Think morning people are somehow morally superior? Think again, say researchers whose new study, the Morality of Larks and Owls , finds a strong link between a person's ethical inclination and chronotype—which refers to when people are most naturally inclined to be asleep or awake. When outside of one'...

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