US Presidential candidate in trouble over allegations he *didn’t* try to kill someone

American politics sure is strange at times:

Republican front-runner Ben Carson (god, that feels weird to type) is in hot water over allegations that he never actually tried to stab someone, despite his claims to the contrary in his best-selling memoir.

Carson’s 1990 autobiography Gifted Hands is a redemption narrative, in which the nadir of the brain surgeon’s troubled adolescence comes when he tries to stab a classmate to death in ninth grade…

[But] CNN reported that interviews with Carson’s childhood friends and acquaintances painted a radically different picture of the young candidate than the violent miscreant depicted in Gifted Hands. [New York]

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