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July 23rd, 2010
06:42 AM ET

Teacher fakes cancer

A special education teacher from Middletown, Pennsylvania was arrested after allegedly lying to her school district about having an inoperable brain tumor, according to an article by ABC News.

Leslie Herneisey apparently began telling people that she had a brain tumor nine years ago to get time off of work. She even accepted money raised by colleagues for a free trip to Disney World for her and her family.

Herneisey's lawyer, Terrence McGowan, said Herneisey suffers from clinical depression and spent the days she got off for her "cancer treatment" at home with the lights off.

Herneisey is not the first person we have seen lie.

We want to know- what have you faked to get out of something you didn't want to do?

Please share your stories below and Kyra will read some on the air during the 10am ET hour of the CNN Newsroom.


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July 23rd, 2010
06:40 AM ET

The Moment that Changed Everything

Check out the the extraordinary moment in my interview with Shirley Sherrod and the farmer's wife Eloise Spooner that changed the entire dynamic of the story. This is the very moment when the world was trying to decide whether Shirley discriminated against the wife farmer. If you're interested in having a dialogue on race in America in the aftermath of the Shirley Sherrod story this week, I'm more than happy to moderate.

July 23rd, 2010
06:15 AM ET

Life after foster care

    

CNN’s Tony Harris interviews Randy and Jermaine Jackson, spokespersons for Children Uniting Nations and its founder Daphna Ziman.  Children Uniting Nations, a non profit organization, helps teens once they become 18 years old and leave foster care tranistion into the rest of society.

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