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Before His Death, Lawyer
Admits to Whopping Court Lie
in case you missed it
Aug 15, 2021 3:00 PM CDT
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
- 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,...
I 'Never Lied'
Jun 14, 2021 10:50 AM CDT
Kayleigh McEnany: I 'Never Lied'
Trump's former press chief says she always spoke the truth
- Former Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany made a bold claim for
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
Mar 9, 2021 9:01 AM CST
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
- An online campaign targeting a French teacher who was beheaded days later started with a lie. That's according to
, 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
Jan 14, 2021 1:41 PM CST
Experiment Reveals Possible Telltale Sign of Lying
But it's not one that's visible to the naked eye
- 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...
Was Based on a Lie
Nov 20, 2020 9:03 AM CST
Angry Officials: State's Lockdown Was Based on a Lie
Order affected 1.7M residents of South Australia
- 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...
Fearing Family Would Discover
His Lie, He Tried to Kill Them
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Feb 8, 2020 7:00 AM CST
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
- 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...
Vows to Stay
in Race After
Aug 14, 2018 9:25 AM CDT
GOP Candidate Vows to Stay in Race After Fake Diploma
Florida's Melissa Howard says the whole thing was a 'mistake'
- 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
Aug 12, 2018 2:30 PM CDT
GOP Candidate's Diploma Looks All Wrong: School
Melissa Howard may be in hot water
- A Florida GOP candidate appears to be in trouble after producing a university diploma that doesn't look quite right, the
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
May 14, 2018 12:40 PM CDT
There May Be a Way to Stop People From BSing
Simply calling them out on the facts usually works, suggests a new study
- 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
Feb 28, 2018 6:11 AM CST
Report: Hope Hicks Admits Lying for Trump
But 'white lies' didn't involve Russia, she says
- 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
Dec 22, 2017 1:30 PM CST
US Ambassador's Dutch Interview Does Not Go Well
Pete Hoekstra denies his own words, twice
- Are we sure Pete Hoekstra, President Trump's new ambassador to the Netherlands, doesn't have that
condition ? Hoekstra demonstrated some impressive memory loss—both long-term and incredibly short-term—during an embarrassing interview with Dutch news program
reports. "You mentioned in a debate that...
Oct 11, 2016 10:03 AM CDT
Investor Sues: Theranos 'Knowingly and Repeatedly Lied'
Partner Fund Management wants its $96M returned
- 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...
Wins a Pretty
Dec 21, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Donald Trump Wins a Pretty Dubious Award
Politifact gives him its 'Lie of the Year'
- "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
Dec 15, 2015 7:23 AM CST
To Spot a Liar, Look for These 6 Clues
New computer software far outperforms humans
- 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
Jun 12, 2015 1:15 PM CDT
What the NAACP Thinks About Rachel Dolezal
Group issues statement in response to the chapter president being outed as white
- 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'
Is Really White
Jun 12, 2015 8:43 AM CDT
Parents Say 'Black' NAACP President Is Really White
White couple from Montana says Rachel Dolezal is their biological daughter
- 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
Dec 16, 2014 7:45 AM CST
NYC Teen Who 'Made' $72M Investing: I Lied
Mohammed Islam, 17, made it all up, and 'New York' magazine bought it
- A New York City high school senior grabbed plenty of headlines yesterday after being named one of
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
Sep 3, 2014 10:26 AM CDT
By 6 or 7, Kids Learn How to Lie and Distrust
Lying comes before distrust, researchers find
- 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
Aug 22, 2014 6:15 PM CDT
Texas High Court: Bosses Can Lie to Workers
Judges side with DuPont chemical co.
- 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...
Are Liars at Night
Jul 18, 2014 7:50 AM CDT
Morning People Are Liars at Night
Conversely, night owls are more likely to lie in the morning, study finds
- 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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