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Rich Lowry: Jeremiah Denton for the ages Hoa Lo Prison, or the Hanoi Hilton, where he led the resistance to the North Vietnamese efforts to extract propaganda confessions from their prisoners.As Denton related in his book, "When Hell Was in Session," they tried to starve one out of him...
Rich Lowry: Warning - literature ahead

...peg-legged captain, and highly specie-ist (just ask the whales). Where would the trigger warning even begin for "The Confessions of Nat Turner," or "Absalom, Absalom!," twisted, deeply disturbing works about the American slave South that are...

...talent round before competing.The argument with organizers - captured on video and uploaded to YouTube under the title "Confessions of a Beauty Queen" - was widely circulated in the pageant community.Some of the contestants also accused officials of...
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book review 2013 books in review Be sure to borrow it back, for a truly sobering read. But before you do, wrap it up with "Bombed in His Bed: The Confessions of Jewish Gangster Myer Rush" as told to his nephew Bruce Farrell Rosen. It's a true crime book that circles the globe...
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False confession expert gives lecture at Kenai Courthouse

...focused on the prevalence of false confessions and the need to raise awareness...issue. "The tragedy is false confessions can only be meaningfully reduced...from ever occurring." False confessions and incriminating statements lead...
'This really happens': School lunch program copes with student hunger

...Dean Hamburg, the district's student nutrition services administrator, said they call the phone calls the "8:30 confessions," when parents ask the district to provide help to feed their children that same day. "I've had these fathers -- you...
Kids can't learn when they're hungry

...participate. On a regular basis, district student nutrition folks field phone calls from frantic parents -- the "8:30 confessions," as Hamburg described them -- who don't have the money to feed their own kids and need help. In a sense, none of...
Retired wildlife trooper puts it all down in a book

...Knutson's experiences as an Alaska Wildlife Trooper are illustrated in his new book, "It Takes One to Catch One: Confessions of a Wildlife Trooper," which hit on Oct. 30. Knutson tells the above story and others he has accumulated...
Alleged predator files suit: Civil case accuses police, witness of misconduct

...notified of their detention. The men also allege that "police officers suggested information which would have led to false confessions" and that the officers continued to "interrogate, harass, and coerce" them in an unprofessional manner. Other charges...
Kenai judge gets rare look at another system

...truth is discerned from direct questioning of the accused. The judge takes an active role in the investigation and inquiry. Confessions are the primary form of evidence upon which the courts rely. "In their system, lawyers are called in after the fact...


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