Corrected on December 2, 2013
In the audio version of this story host David Greene references the American Gothic poster as the classic image of a farmer and his wife. The image is actually of a farmer and his daughter.
In the audio version of this story host David Greene references the American Gothic poster as the classic image of a farmer and his wife. The image is actually of a farmer and his daughter.
We say this week was the first time bitcoin's value reached $1,000. Actually, this week marked the second time bitcoin's value has hit that mark.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly identify the Archery Trade Association as the Archery Trade Organization.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, misidentified the giant river otters as sea otters.
In this story, we misstate the number of presidential candidates. There are eight, not nine. Also, the ruling party did not take part in the 2009 coup.
A previous version of this post incorrectly referred to the Harvard University Bookstore as participating in the "Recovering The Classics" project. It is actually the Harvard Book Store, which is not affiliated with the university.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, says that dentist Aaron McLemore's new policy would boost his annual deductible to $7,000. In fact, the policy would nearly double his total out-of-pocket maximum liability for the year, but it would be less than $7,000.
The audio version of this story, as did a previous Web version, says 870,000 immigrants who were ordered deported have absconded after being released from detention. In fact, some of those immigrants had not been detained prior to their absconding.
A previous version of this story misquoted Ivan Watson as saying, "I've needed years of therapy to absorb and deal with some of the very complicated emotions that come from these kinds of experiences." He actually said, "I have made use of therapists to help and deal with the complicated emotions that come from these types of experiences."
Previous audio and Web versions of this story incorrectly referred to Roald Dahl as being English. Dahl was Welsh.
This story should have made clear that Emeryville, Calif., business property owners eventually took over funding authority for the shuttle service.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, says the City Council increased the sales tax on businesses to renovate schools. In fact, the voters passed a referendum, requested by schools, imposing a sales tax for school programs.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, gives an incorrect name for the Lansing Community College program. It is "Credit When It's Due," not "Credit When Credit Is Due."
In earlier broadcasts of this segment, the first two songs were played in the wrong order. The song at the beginning of the segment was "Cumbia del Sol" by Carmen Rivero, but the next song, introduced as "Cumbia del Sol," was actually "Un Fuego de Cumbia" by Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto. In the audio at the top of this page, the songs play in the correct order.
An earlier version of this story identified Jonathan Martin as biracial, which is how he's been identified in news reports. But one of our colleagues at NPR who knows Martin's family personally told us that both of his parents are black.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, implies that probable cause is required for the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. In fact, reasonable suspicion – a lower standard – is the requirement.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, implies that probable cause is required for the NYPD stop-and-frisk policy. In fact, reasonable suspicion – a lower standard – is the requirement.
Previous audio and Web versions of this story incorrectly referred to Rep. Cynthia Lummis as Barbara.
A previous version of this post incorrectly used the term Modern in describing the book The Photography of Modernist Cuisine.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, says Janet Hamlin was the only courtroom sketch artist allowed into the secretive military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay when they began. While Hamlin was the only sketch artist at Guantanamo from 2006 to 2012, courtroom sketch artist Art Lien attended the 2004 tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.
We identified the head doctor at Estes Park's hospital as Frank Koschnitzke. His name is Martin Koschnitzke.
An earlier version of this post said Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, was born in 1933. He was born in 1923.
The original version of this story displayed an image that included information from a newsletter sent by Amazon to frequent reviewers. It was not made clear to the person who provided the newsletter to NPR that the information would be published as part of the story. The image has since been removed.
We say that if Congress takes no action, the Social Security reserve — or Trust Fund — will run dry in about 20 years. While this is accurate, this would not mean that Social Security benefits would stop. Because of the payroll tax, the Social Security Administration predicts that Social Security would still be able to pay about 75 percent of scheduled benefits.
An earlier headline on this story referred to nonprofits offering health screening. The screening tests are often offered through nonprofit organizations but are performed by for-profit companies.
A previous version of this story incorrectly said that besides West Virginia's secession from Virginia, the only other time a state seceded from an existing state was when Maine left Massachusetts. Additionally, a previous reference to 11 northeastern counties in Colorado was incorrect; while 10 of the counties are in the northeast, the 11th is actually in the northwest.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly attributed the 911 call of Feb. 23, 1993, to David Koresh. The call was actually made by Wayne Martin, a Davidian and attorney inside the compound.
In the edited version of this interview, Mesa, Ariz., Mayor Scott Smith is heard describing the town of Tucson, Ariz., as being near the entrance to the Grand Canyon, which is incorrect. In the original interview, he accurately described the town of Tusayan, Ariz., as near the entrance to the Grand Canyon.
A previous photo caption incorrectly said that the Dona Ana County Clerk's Office began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples for the first time in New Mexico history. In fact, a clerk in another county issued dozens of licenses to same-sex couples in 2004.
A previous Web version of this story gave the impression that the Food and Drug Administration will ultimately be responsible for regulating e-cigarette advertising. It is not yet clear which federal agency, if any, will have the authority to regulate e-cigarette ads.
An earlier version of this post neglected to mention the Cultural Revolution as a discrete movement in the People's Republic of China that caused great suffering.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly identifies Joey M'Poko's parents as divorced and says that he ended up in Chicago a few years ago. In fact, his parents are not divorced, and he came to the U.S. about six months ago.
In the audio of this story, the title of Stephen Kinzer's previous book is misstated as Regime Change. The correct title is Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly states that Uncle Tom's Cabin came out after Solomon Northup's memoir. In fact, Uncle Tom's Cabin came out first.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said Mike Moore was CEO of the American Legacy Foundation. He is on the board of directors.
We incorrectly identify Lindy Lurie as a federal employee. Lurie works for the state of Massachusetts, but her income is dependent on federal funding.
This story was prepared three years ago and includes observations by Giap biographer Cecil Currey, who died in March. Also, we misidentify the Australian Defence Force Academy as the Australian Defence Forces Academy.
This story was prepared three years ago and includes observations by Giap biographer Cecil Currey, who died in March. Also, Ted Morgan's book "Valley of Death: The Story of Dien Bien Phu," which we say is new, was published in 2010. Finally, we misidentify the Australian Defence Force Academy as the Australian Defence Forces Academy.
The audio version of this story incorrectly suggests that Nell Greenfieldboyce visited the NIH Clinical Center. She actually obtained her interviews by phone.
A previous version of this story incorrectly described the relationship between food and blood mercury levels. The authors concluded that the 103 food items analyzed contributed about 17 percent to the differences in blood mercury levels seen across the women in the study.
We initially referred to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children — WIC — as "food stamps." That was incorrect. "Food stamps" is the colloquial name for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also referred to as SNAP.
Previous audio and Web versions of this story could have been interpreted as suggesting that The New York Times might in some circumstances pay to embed a video from YouTube. This is not the case.
A previous version of this post incorrectly said that the first photograph appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1943. The first photograph appeared on the cover in 1959.
A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that NASA's Curiosity Rover was forced to temporarily stop exploring the planet Mars.
We incorrectly say that the 1948 war led to the creation of the state of Israel. In fact, it was the state's creation that led to the war.
The audio of this story incorrectly refers to the GAO as the General Accounting Office. Previous Web versions mistakenly called it the General Accounting Office and the General Accountability Office. The correct name is Government Accountability Office.
A previous Web introduction to this story incorrectly identified professor Lawton Brigham as retired.
A previous version of this story said that the law doesn't address educating teens or making the delete button more accessible. In fact, the law does say affected websites must "provide notice to a minor ... that the minor may remove" content and "provide clear instructions to a minor ... on how the user may remove" it.
In the original audio for this story, the suicide bomber married to Samantha Lewthwaite was said to have blown up a train in Britain. To clarify, Germaine Lindsay was one of four bombers who attacked London's metro system in 2005.
The audio of this story — as did a previous Web version — misstates the current interest rate for a PLUS loan. It is 6.41 percent, not 7.9 percent.
An earlier Web version of this story gave the wrong name for the organization that co-authored a report with Harvard. It is the Natural — not National — Resources Defense Council.
In the audio of this story, our guest refers to Medicare plans offered by private companies as Medicare Exchange. She meant to say Medicare Advantage.
In a previous Web version of this story, we said Hannibal Buress attended Eastern Illinois University. Actually, he attended Southern Illinois University.
In an earlier version of this story, we mistakenly said this season's Major League Baseball playoffs would be the first to feature two wild card teams in each league. It was actually the 2012 season that introduced the second wild card.
J. Michael Slocum, an attorney for the Sharpshooters Range, initially told NPR that Aaron Alexis had visited the business on Sunday, Sept. 15. That's what we reported when we published this post. Now, Slocum says he was mistaken. He says Alexis went to the gun store on Saturday, Sept. 14. We have changed this post to reflect the new information.
In our story, Birmingham, Ala., attorney Chervis Isom is referred to as a "reformed racist." That description falls short of adequately describing Isom's journey as a young man and neglects to provide a dimension on his change of heart over 50 years ago and the many changes that have taken place in Birmingham in the past half century. In Isom's interview with correspondent Debbie Elliott, he explained, "It was hard not to be a racist in those days when that's all you saw and heard," and, reflecting a transition experienced by many people in Birmingham over the decades, he added, "It was a long hard climb for me to come out of that milieu."
We say that Aaron Alexis bought his gun on Sunday. This information came from the lawyer for Sharpshooters Small Arms Range. However, the lawyer was incorrect; Alexis actually bought the gun on Saturday.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, neglects to note that David Levithan co-authored Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn.
In the audio of this story, we incorrectly identify Suzanne Lummis as the daughter of a California pioneer. She is the granddaughter.
In this story, we say the iPhone 5C is comparable to the iPhone 4S. Actually, it's comparable to the iPhone 5.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly refer to Gene Lemire by the first name of Bob.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, says that the crackdown began after a federal judge ruled that groups with more than 20 participants must get a permit. In fact, groups with more than 20 participants may be required to get a permit.
The original version of this post said that an orthopedic surgeons' group recommended against ultrasound exams to look for life-threatening blood clots after joint replacement surgery. The recommendation against ultrasound exams is limited only to people in the hospital who have had hip or knee replacement surgery and do not have symptoms of deep vein thrombosis. It does not refer to ultrasound screening in other situations.
In a previous version of this post, we incorrectly identified Marjorie Sharpe as the judge in this case. Sharpe was the plaintiff's attorney. We also said the judge awarded damages. It was a federal jury that did so.
A previous version of this story misidentified writer Ian Crouch as Ian Crouther.
Clarification: We previously misstated Darrell Green's remarks to D.C. radio station WTOP, saying that Green had said the team should consider changing its name. The former Washington Redskins player actually told WTOP that the team should have a conversation about a name change.
In this interview, Elizabeth O'Bagy was identified as a senior analyst with the Institute for the Study of War. She also works on a contractual basis with the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a subcontractor with the United States and British governments which also advocates on behalf of the Syrian opposition. O'Bagy insists her work is separate from the group's political advocacy.
In the original version of this interview, Tina Brown said that journalist Amanda Lindhout had a child as a result of being raped while she was held in Somalia. Lindhout writes about the experience in her book A House In the Sky and says that claims she had a child by one of her rapists are not true.
A previous version of this story mistakenly listed Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl as coming out in paperback this week.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, theorizes that ancestors of Jewish Ethiopians fled Jerusalem during wars with Rome around 500 B.C. We should have said wars with Babylon. The audio introduction also says the migration program began nearly 40 years ago. We should have said nearly 30 years.
The audio version of this story, as did a previous Web version, says that by the 1970s, there were fewer than 500 eagle nests in the United States. That number refers to the number of nests in the Lower 48.
In the audio of this story, we imply that the winner of the Golden Kitty Award was to be announced on Tuesday, Aug. 27. We should have said Wednesday, Aug. 28.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, says the U.S. Army raised the American flag over Iwo Jima in World War II. Actually, it was the U.S. Marine Corps that led the invasion and ground fighting in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Five Marines and a Navy corpsman were photographed raising the American flag atop Mount Suribachi.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, neglects to note that Stuart Connelly co-authored Behind the Dream.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, gives improper instructions for using marinade. Marinade that was previously used on raw meat or poultry should not be reused as a sauce for the cooked dish unless it's boiled first. The best option, though, is to reserve a portion of the marinade to use only on the cooked dish.
A previous online description of this audio story incorrectly stated that Codrescu noted the complicity of the Romanian Catholic Church, not the Orthodox Church, in both World War II and Communist-era wrongs.
This post originally said that former Valve employee Jeri Ellsworth's comments were made in a Wired magazine podcast. The podcast is actually the Grey Area podcast and Ellsworth's comments were reported by Wired.
The audio version of this story, as in a previous Web version, may give the impression that Norman Reimer views private defense attorneys as less effective than public defenders in federal criminal cases. Reimer does not hold this view. He opposes budget cuts to both public defenders and private lawyers hired by the government.
Audio of Jean Shepherd used in this story is drawn from a 1999 NPR-KCRW joint production, A Voice In The Night, produced by Harry Shearer, and from Shearer's personal audio collection.
In the audio of this story, we misstate Robert Bales' military rank. He is a staff sergeant, not a sergeant.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, mistakenly refers to Stony Brook University's Demian Chapman as Demian Campbell.
An earlier version of this review incorrectly stated that the film is set in Texas. It actually takes place in Chicago.
A previous audio version of this story refers to "Everyday People" as Sly & The Family Stone's "first big hit." That song was the group's first to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts but "Dance to the Music," which was released earlier and reached No. 8, was considered the group's groundbreaking song.
A previous photo caption incorrectly stated that Chhewang Nima died on Mount Everest in 2010. The renowned Sherpa died on Mount Baruntse.
Previous audio and Web versions of this story misidentified volunteer Julia Baldwin, who helps staff a library in Ludlow, Vt., as Julia Bailey.
Our guest implied that former felons living in the Deep South states are disenfranchised. The 12 states with the harshest restrictions on restoring voting rights are Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming.
In a previous version of this post, we incorrectly attributed the quote about ideas generating activity to Catherine Rogers. It was actually Elizabeth Evans who said that.
A previous version of this post incorrectly placed the Missouri State Fair in Kansas City instead of Sedalia, Mo.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner had originally said he would begin two weeks of therapy on Aug. 5 and return to work Aug. 19. Filner's attorneys at Payne & Fears LLP say the mayor ended "intensive" treatment Saturday but noted that he had completed the two-week program. The law firm did not specify, however, when Filner began treatment.
A previous version of this post misidentified the drug lord whose prison sentence was voided as Enrique Camarena. It was Rafael Caro Quintero who had been serving a 40-year term for killing Camarena, a U.S. DEA agent.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says music publisher Dick James declined to sign The Beatles. In fact, it was Decca Records' Dick Rowe who made that mistake.
Our guest said that PayPal was sold to Yahoo. The company actually was sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion.
In the audio of this story, we say Carolyn Porco is in charge of the Cassini mission. Actually, she is the leader of the imaging team that took the picture of Earth.
A previous version of this story incorrectly said that each year more than 175,000 people globally die from venomous snakebites. Though estimates vary widely, most sources put the likely top of the range no higher than 125,000 per year.
Our guest said the last time the United States declared war was in 1941, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, marking the formal entry of the United States into World War II against Germany, Italy and Japan. In June 1942, the U.S. Senate also voted to declare war against Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania, at a time when those nations were occupied by German military forces and controlled by Germany.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we say ALBA Organics is a cooperative. Actually, it is a nonprofit organization.
The audio of this story imprecisely refers to when the Graham family took control of The Washington Post. Eugene Meyer acquired the paper in 1933; he was succeeded as publisher by his son-in-law, Phil Graham, who after his death was followed by his wife and then his son.
The original version of this post stated that the Beijing subway system has women-only cars. It does not.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly cite Pew Research Center statistics. In fact, 65 percent — not 62 percent — of people in Brazil say they are Catholic.
A previous version of this story incorrectly said Henrietta Lacks had ovarian cancer. She had cervical cancer.
A previous correction explained the removal of a paragraph that related to Jesus' perception of himself.
This review initially misidentified the actor playing Logan's industrial-titan friend Yashida. He is Haruhiko Yamanouchi.
Previous audio and Web versions of this story incorrectly said Hale Boggs died 21 years after he was first elected to Congress. It was actually 31 years after he began serving his first term (he was elected in 1940 and took office in 1941).
In the audio of this story, we say Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) is from Memphis. Actually, Blackburn is a Mississippi native and lives in Williamson County, Tenn.
A previous audio version of this story identified Orson Welles as the director of the film The Third Man. In fact, Welles starred in the film, but Carol Reed directed it.
The audio of this story mistakenly refers to the Stanford Law School Constitution Center. The correct name is the Stanford Constitutional Law Center.
An earlier version of this post implied that Cervarix has been approved for males and females ages 9 through 25. In fact, it has been approved only for females.
The audio and a previous Web version of this story contained errors related to Thomas' comments during a Jewish heritage day celebration. Thomas was not asked if she had a message for the Jewish people; she was asked if she had any comments on Israel. Her response was, "Tell them to get ... out of Palestine," not out of Israel.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, says TechnoServe is based in New York. Actually, the nonprofit is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
In the audio and a previous Web version of this story, we imply that Toy Fair takes place in the spring. In fact, the New York showcase is held every year in February.
In an earlier version of this post, we identified the insect in the Sheesh! Kabab photo as a katydid. In fact, it is an Eastern Lubber Grasshopper.
A previous version of this post referred to blogger Jesse Montgomery as a "she." Montgomery is in fact a "he."
Initially we reported that 185 images were on display. That is actually the approximate number of photographers included in the show. The exhibition in D.C. includes 309 images, and nearly 500 images were featured in the exhibition's Houston debut.
The audio of this story refers to the location of Sanford's Goldsboro neighborhood as 5 miles south of the courthouse. It is 5 miles north.
The audio introduction to this story, as did a previous Web introduction, incorrectly says that women are dying from overdoses of prescription painkillers at a much higher rate than men. In fact, men still die at a higher rate than women. Women are dying from the overdoses at a much higher rate than ever before.
The original post included The Dallas Morning News as one of the regional dailies that had severely cut Austin-based staff during the recession. The paper lost only one full time employee, and this post has been updated to reflect that.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly identified author Sheila Heti as Sheila Heady.
The audio of this story, as in a previous Web introduction, incorrectly says federally subsidized Stafford loan rates doubled on July 1 as a result of the federal budget sequester. In fact, the rate increase was not a result of sequestration.
A previous version of this post incorrectly said that Middle Class Taxpayers Association of San Diego waited three years before finally getting its tax-exempt status approved. In reality it took about one year.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly characterizes a quote from John McGinnis of Northwestern University Law School. When McGinnis said, "I'm sorry to say I think this opinion was as singular a failure as I've seen in the history of the Supreme Court," he was speaking about the court's decision in the Defense of Marriage Act case, not the Voting Rights Act case.
We misidentified the director of the Center for Democracy and Technology's Project on Consumer Privacy. He is Justin Brookman.
In this story, the president of a progressive group that received extra scrutiny from the IRS says it took three years to get approved for tax-exempt status. In reality the process took about a year.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, our description of the helicopter crash is unclear. There were two helicopters involved in the SEAL support mission; one of the two crashed.
In a previous version of this story, we attributed information about the Banana Boat spray valve's problem to an email from the company. That information was actually in an online corporate recall statement and an FDA recall statement.
We also previously implied that a ban on SPFs higher than 50 was included in the final regulations, but it is a proposal that has not been made final.
The audio of this story and a previous Web version misstate the number of soldiers who died. More than 7,000 soldiers from both sides were dead, and tens of thousands were wounded.
The original version of this story incorrectly said the blood thinner Pradaxa accounted for more spending on promotional speakers than any other drug in 2011 and attributed that to Cegedim Strategic Data. Pradaxa actually ranked first for spending on local promotional events, including meeting venue, speakers fees and catering, according to the company, which doesn't track spending on speakers alone.
We give an incorrect first name for the executive director of the Port of Oswego. He is Jonathan, not Jeffrey, Daniels.
This story incorrectly says that American Atheists decided to put up its own display after losing a lawsuit to get the Ten Commandments monument removed from courthouse grounds in Starke, Fla. In fact, the American Atheists did not lose its case; its monument was the result of court-ordered mediation.
A previous version of this post incorrectly gave Darryl Gwynne's first name as Dwayne.
In a previous audio version of this story, we mistakenly say Birmingham, Ala., when Montgomery, Ala., was meant.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we say Dusten Brown considers himself to be part Cherokee. We should have made clear that Brown is a registered member of the Cherokee Nation, according to court documents.
In the audio of this story, we say Escape From New York was released in 1982. The movie was released in 1981.
In the audio of this story, a guest included the Black Panthers among groups that often bombed U.S. targets in the '60s and '70s. While a handful of people with links to the Black Panther Party were accused of bombings, it was not an activity generally associated with the group.
A previous version of this post referred to Novo Nordisk as a diabetes drug. It is a diabetes drug manufacturer.
In the audio of this story, Dick Lehr's "Whitey" co-author is incorrectly identified. He is Gerard — not Gerald — O'Neill.
In a previous version of this story, the photo caption incorrectly identified West Virginia's capital as Wheeling instead of Charleston.
We incorrectly say that Brazil is the largest economy in the Americas. It's actually the largest economy in Latin America.
This story incorrectly describes poet Jennifer Foerster as having Tuskegee ancestry. Foerster is Muscogee.
In the audio of this story, we incorrectly refer to a Cadillac 300. The car is actually a Chrysler 300.
The reader's question originally misstated the title of the Frankie Valli song. Frankie Valli recorded "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," not "I Only Have Eyes for You."
We imply that the University of Louisville is in the Southeastern Athletic Conference. It's actually in the Big East.
In an earlier audio version of this story, we mistakenly said the Bangladesh garment factory building collapse happened in March. It happened in April.
A previous Web introduction incorrectly called Sally Ride the first woman in space. Ride was the first American woman in space.
After this interview aired and was published online, AP reporter John Miller contacted us to let us know he'd misstated the years referenced in the example from the lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the price of a 10-pound bag of potatoes rose from about $9 in 2007 - not 2004 - to $15 in 2008 - not 2006, as the audio implies and was previously stated in the Web version.
Our guest incorrectly stated that actress and dancer Vera-Ellen sang "We Will Meet Again." Actually, singer-songwriter Vera Lynn recorded the song. He also said the film The Big Parade was released in 1926. The correct year is 1925.
A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to William Randolph Hearst as Randolph William Hearst.
We incorrectly identify Jose Antonio Vargas as the co-director of Documented. Vargas was actually the writer and director of the film.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we erroneously report that the instruments were made in the 17th century. In fact, they were both made around the year 1700 — at the beginning of the 18th century.
We misstate the first name and university affiliation of the geneticist who identified breast cancer genes. She is Mary-Claire, not Mary, King of the University of Washington, not Washington University.
A previous Web version and the audio version of this story misstated the first name of the geneticist who identified breast cancer genes. A previous Web version also misstated her university affiliation. She is Mary-Claire, not Mary, King of the University of Washington, not Washington University.
A previous version of this post incorrectly identified the company Diego Pellicer as Don Pellicer.
We incorrectly say it has been 13 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that Arrested Development was canceled in 2003. It was actually canceled in 2006.
We give an incorrect figure for the estimated amount that extortion costs Mexico annually. It is $3.2 billion, not $32 billion.
A previous version of this post incorrectly referred to Westminster Abbey as Westminster Cathedral.
An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that David Cameron appeared as a co-defendant in the case. Cameron, the prime minister, is a friend of Rebekah and Charlie Brooks but was not in court and is not a co-defendant.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that John Georges had purchased The Advocate and started a daily New Orleans edition. In fact, that edition already existed when he purchased the paper.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly identified Dr. Jane Ballantyne as Jane Valentine.
The clip of tape that was played in the Last Word in Business was a commercial from the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, but in fact, the regional group that proposed the selling of Girl Scout camps was the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. The Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa has not proposed selling any of its camps.
In the original version of this post, we mistakenly said that Australia offers workers more paid vacation and holidays than any other nation (except Portugal) with an advanced economy. We should have written Austria. The post has now been corrected.
The audio of this story incorrectly identifies Dr. Vincent DeVita Jr. as Dr. Tony DeVita Jr.
In the audio of this story, our guest incorrectly places Canobie Lake in Massachusetts. Canobie Lake is in New Hampshire.
A previous photo caption incorrectly said that Machiavelli's work The Prince was written half a century ago. It was actually written half a millennium ago.
The audio of this story incorrectly identifies the pro-reform candidate in Iran's presidential race. He is Mohammad Reza Aref, not Hassan Rowhani.
Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said Jake McNiece died in February. He died in January.
In the audio for this story, Marines Grant Fraser and Christopher Dyer were incorrectly referred to as privates first class. The correct rank for both is lance corporal.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says that Elysha O'Brien's parents are from Mexico. In fact both parents were born in the U.S.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web introduction, incorrectly calls Canada geese Canadian geese.
A previous version of this post mistakenly said U.S. Speedskating was $750 million in debt last year. The correct figure is $750,000.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly identfied Randy Smith Jr. as the chief executive officer of Regal Cinemas. He is the chief administrative officer. The Web version also previously said that the closed-captioning glasses will be available in 6,000 theaters. They will actually be available for 6,000 screens.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says that the Geena Davis Institute partnered with UCLA. It is the University of Southern California that is involved in this venture.
An earlier photo caption in this story incorrectly identified West Liberty Foods as the company that housed the men. The correct name of the company responsible is Hill County Farms, also known as Henry's Turkey Service.
We incorrectly identify radio station WGUC as WGCU.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly characterizes the people who use Pandora and Spotify. Pandora has 200 million users, not subscribers. Spotify has 6 million paying subscribers and about 24 million users, not 26 million subscribers.
The introduction to this story suggests that wrestling could be excluded from the 2016 Summer Games. The exclusion, if approved, would apply to the Olympics in 2020 and 2024.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly said FEMA personnel would have to take furlough days this summer.
This post has been updated.
After this story aired, Facebook contacted us to say that the company will provide a way for parents who are not on Facebook to prevent their children's pictures from being used in ads: If the settlement is approved, parents who want to disable the feature will be able submit a form online and attach a notarized statement declaring their "rights as a parent or guardian."
A previous version of this story misidentified the journal in which Lee Hannah's research recently appeared. His paper on climate change and winemaking appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, not the journal Science.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly identifies Fullscreen Inc. as Fullscreen Entertainment.
We incorrectly identify the public defender as Kathleen DeMertz. She is Kathleen DeMetz.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly identifies Carolyn Duran as Carolyn Durand.
A previous Web version of this story gave an incorrect date of death for Frank Morgan. He died on Dec. 14, 2007.
A previous version of this post, quoting Delawareonline.com, incorrectly stated that Delaware's Senate voted 23-18 in favor of allowing same-sex marriage. The Senate voted 12-9.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly states that after the Newtown shootings Electronic Arts removed links to gun manufacturers that were on the Medal of Honor website. in fact, those links had been removed before the shootings took place.
The audio of this story incorrectly identifies the lyricist as Oscar Hammerstein. It was actually Oscar Hammerstein II.
A previous Web version of this story misidentified Germany's family minister. She is Kristina, not Katharina, Schroeder.
We incorrectly refer to Marcus Hayes as a columnist for the New York Daily News. Hayes actually writes for the Philadelphia Daily News.
A previous audio version of this story incorrectly identified Riz Ahmed's next role as a man on trial for terrorism in the film Closed Circuit. He actually plays a spy in the film.
An earlier version of this post said the Dow closed above 15,000. It hit 15,000 during the day, but closed just shy of that number.
Early versions of this story incorrectly described the opponents Iron Man fought in the 2012 film The Avengers as the giants of Asgard.
A previous version of this post incorrectly said the show Breaking Amish appears on AMC. It is actually on TLC.
A previous Web version of this post incorrectly stated that 74 percent of the antibiotics purchased for farm animals are administered at low doses to help animals grow faster and prevent infections. In fact, the estimate is 70 percent.
This essay previously stated that Baz Luhrmann's film Moulin Rouge! was based on Puccini's La Boheme. It was actually based on Verdi's La Traviata.
Earlier versions of this story incorrectly referred to Edwardian England.
It should be noted that there is dispute as to the percentage of gun purchases that don't receive background checks. The Obama administration and several gun control groups maintain that 40 percent of gun purchases don't receive background checks. However, others say that percentage is bloated because it improperly includes all gun acquisitions, including gifts, inheritances and prizes. Some critics of the statistic maintain that the percentage of gun purchases that proceed without background checks is actually much smaller.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says that Darden Restaurants may reduce workers' hours to stay under the 30-hour-a-week limit that would have required the company to provide health insurance. Darden, which owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden, pilot-tested shifting more of its workers to part time. Following that test, and after considerable backlash, the chain said it would not reduce hours or cut its full-time staffing. Also, the Web version of this story has been updated to include a response from Fifth & Pacific, the parent company of Juicy Couture.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, refers to Ruby on Rails as a programming language. It is actually a Web application framework.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says that both shows had moved from New York City to Los Angeles. Only All My Children had made that move.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says that the Outdoor Channel is moving production out of Colorado. It is four television shows that are moving production out of the state. Additionally, a previous headline incorrectly said the new laws would cause gun makers to leave the state. The businesses that are leaving produce gun sights, magazines and TV programs about shooting.
In this interview, our host notes that there have been just six U.S. drone strikes this year, citing the New America Foundation. This is incomplete: There were just six U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan alone this year.
A previous headline incorrectly said that FEMA-subsidized housing will soon be ending. It is actually assistance from New York City that is ending. Additionally, an earlier version of the story reported that the New York City Department of Homeless Services extended hotel stays for all residents displaced by Sandy. In fact, only residents who were already approved for public housing or subsidies were permitted to stay an extra month.
The audio version of this story incorrectly states that Koch Industries held mining interests. Those interests are actually held separately by a third Koch brother.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says that Fair Trade certification does not deal with environmental practices on farms. In fact, Fair Trade does encourage farmers to introduce good environmental practices, such as using less water and handling pesticides safety. Those practices, however, are not a primary focus of Fair Trade certification.
A previous caption on one of the photographs incorrectly identified Daniel Stanfill as Daniel Freeman.
This post has been corrected. Barbara originally wrote that the blooming dates used by climate scientists were published by Thoreau in "Walden." The dates were, in fact, recorded by Thoreau in his journals, as the post now states.
A previous version of this story said Ron Paul loyalists failed to maintain leadership of the Polk County, Iowa, Republican Party last month; it was their bid to take over the top positions that failed.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says the Red River is fed by Rocky Mountain snowpack.
Israel did extend the fishing limit in Gaza to six miles late in 2012, but, according to the UN, reimposed the previous 3-mile limit on March 21 in response to the firing of rockets from Gaza into southern Israel. The three mile limit remained in effect when this report was published on April 18.
This blog post originally said Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., voted against the measure to expand background checks.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly identifies Mark Capone as CEO of Myriad. Capone is the president of Myriad Genetics Laboratories, which is a subsidiary of Myriad Genetics Inc.
Earlier audio and online versions of this story incorrectly stated that Eli Lilly was laying off 30 percent of its U.S. workforce.
The San Juan Islands National Monument is among the five new monuments designated by President Obama on March 25, 2013, but it is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, not the National Park Service.
A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the American Jewish Committee as the American Jewish Council.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that Mark Emanuel Mendoza was the counselor who blew the whistle on the cheating. Mendoza is the director of student services for the school district.
In the audio version of this story, we incorrectly say that Eric Deggans coined the phrase "Imitation is the sincerest form of television." It was comedian Fred Allen who first said that.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly indentifies Republican political consultant Steve Grand as Steve Green.
The "shadow economy" includes informal work arrangements, cash-only jobs and other economic activity beneath the radar. Our conversation may have left the impression that Kimberly Hansing is part of this shadow economy. This is not the case.
We incorrectly say that Osama bin Laden appeared in a video in which he took credit for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Bin Laden praised the attacks but did not take credit for them.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly identifies Michele McCarroll as a physician. McCarroll is a researcher and holds a Ph.D.
The audio version of this story, as did a previous Web version, erroneously reports that 1 in 10 American Catholics born into the religion has left it, according to the Pew Research Center. Actually, the 2009 Pew Research Center poll "Faith in Flux" reports that 1 in 10 American adults has left the religion after being raised Catholic.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly identifies historian and columnist Orlando Romero as Rolando Romero.
A previous version of this post identified an individual as having borrowed 7 million euros to build an industrial brewery. It should have said that the money was invested by a company, not an individual acting alone.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly stated that the rate of Wyoming's suicides by firearm was two-thirds. That is the national statistic. In Wyoming, it is three-quarters.
The original headline on this story incorrectly implied that all Americans who receive disability benefits do not work. Fourteen million Americans are on disability, but a small portion does work.
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Bebo Valdes died in Switzerland. He died in Sweden.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly described new national science standards as "federal." That version, as does the audio, also overstated the number of states saying they're likely to adopt them.
We say the U.S. International trade commission put a tariff on Chinese solar cells. While the trade commission found that Chinese companies have damaged the U.S. solar industry, it was the U.S. Department of Commerce that took those findings and initiated the tariff on Chinese manufacturers.
In the audio version of this story, we give an incorrect name for the executive director of the U.S. Contract Tower Association. He is Spencer Dickerson, not Spencer Dickinson.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that John Denver had attempted suicide. Denver wrote that he thought about suicide, but he never attempted it.
Our guest incorrectly identifies Chai Feldblum as the head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Feldblum is a commissioner but not the chairwoman.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says the defendant in Haider's case continued to serve in the military after trial. In fact, he was discharged. The lesser charges he was convicted of related to other plaintiffs in the case, not to Haider. Additionally, the audio says (as did the Web previously) Haider was getting a degree in counseling. She completed an M.A. in counseling in 2009.
The audio for this story gives an incorrect work location for Patrick Chovanec, of Silvercrest Asset Management. He is based in New York.
A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Laila El-Haddad lives in Boston. El-Haddad lives in Columbia, Md
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly identifies the ranks of two service members. Jessica Keown is a staff sergeant, and Gary McCabe is a chief warrant officer 2.
A previous version of this story identified Frederick Douglass as the White House dinner guest.
An earlier version of this online story contained a photo with an incorrect caption. The caption stated that the photo showed Orville Wright piloting the powered Wright Flyer, but the aircraft in the photo was a glider.
We incorrectly identify Dr. Hannah Gay as Dr. Hannah Gray.
An earlier version of this online story incorrectly characterized the plot of the short story "The Essentials of Acceleration" as belonging to the short story "Double Take."
Previous online and audio versions of this story incorrectly said that Tin Pan Alley is on the Lower East Side of New York City. Tin Pan Alley is located in New York's Flower District.
The audio of this story incorrectly says that David Axelrod is among the leaders of the group Organizing For America. Axelrod is not involved with the organization.
An earlier Web version of this story, as does the audio, quoted an Afghan official as saying that three to four decades ago, 50 percent of Afghanistan's total land was covered by forest. In fact, the forest cover has decreased by about 50 percent during roughly the same period.
A previous version of the Shaker Meyer Lemon Pie recipe listed the wrong amount of sea salt. The correct amount is 1 teaspoon plus 2 teaspoons (or to taste).
Previous online and audio versions of this story incorrectly reported that a 9-year-old girl who had been shot in the head in Minya, Egypt, had died.
Previous audio and online versions of this story incorrectly reported that the founders of Wireless Generation were former employees of Amplify CEO Joel Klein during his tenure as chancellor of the New York City schools system. In fact, Wireless Generation was a contractor for the system. Also, a previous online version of this story identified Diane Ravitch as a former assistant education secretary under President Reagan. Ravitch worked in the administration of George H.W. Bush.
A previous Web version of this story, as does the audio, incorrectly said the Ford Model-T was built in Dearborn, Mich. Many parts for the Model-T were manufactured in Dearborn, but the finished car was assembled in Highland Park, Mich.
A previous version of this article stated that an FBI agent died before the standoff ended.
A previous version of this story misstates the two films for which Denzel Washington received Academy Awards. Washington won the best actor Oscar for Training Day and best supporting actor Oscar for Glory.
A previous Web version incorrectly stated Sam Cooke visited their home after the brothers had formed The Relatives. He did stop by, but during the 1960s.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly gave Shannan Higgins' first name as Sharon.
The reference to direct cuts in government spending in calendar year 2013 caused by the sequester should be $64 billion, not $66 billion.
A previous version of this post incorrectly identified Thomas Pinney as an English professor at California State Polytechnic University. Pinney is a professor emeritus at Pomona College.
An earlier version of this post said Justice Sotomayor had chastised the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas. It was actually an assistant U.S. attorney from that office whom Sotomayor chastised.
In the audio of this story, a speaker refers to a school district by the wrong name. It is the Baldwin Hills — not Baldwin Park — school district.
In the introduction to this story we say that this was Jimmie Johnson's second career win. It was his second win at Daytona.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly refers to Dr. Ellen Wald by the first name of Beth.
The original story inaccurately said tax hikes also were set to begin as part of the sequester.
Our original post included incorrect versions of the recipes. Corrected recipes appear below.
A previous headline incorrectly named Mark Warner as the candidate. The audio of this story, as well as a previous Web version, also did not make clear that he resigned as head of the Republican Governors Association, not as governor.
The original version of this post erroneously stated that doctors should not withhold hospice care from seriously ill patients who are still receiving treatment for their disease. The recommendation was that doctors should not withhold palliative care.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we say the State Department fired four employees. The employees were not fired. One resigned; the other three were placed on administrative leave.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, mischaracterizes the position of an opponent of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Retired Army Col. Dan Nolan says U.S. dependence on all foreign sources of oil, including Canadian oil, has national security risks.
We incorrectly refer to Swissair as the flight carrier. The flight was actually operated by Helvetic Airways on behalf of Swiss International.
We incorrectly identify one of Christopher Dorner's victims as Michelle Quan. Her name is Monica Quan.
The original headline for this story inaccurately suggested Republicans were primarily responsible for devising the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.
In the audio version of this story, host Michel Martin states that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 5 school-age children is carrying excess weight. Actually, the CDC reports that almost 32 percent of children and adolescents are overweight or obese; almost 17 percent are obese.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said Millisia White and her brother had tested a new look and sound for the baby dolls five years after Hurricane Katrina. It was actually four years afterward.
We incorrectly say that employers must show they have looked for American workers before hiring H-1B visa holders. In fact, most prospective employers can avoid having to show they've recruited Americans as long as they meet certain guidelines.
A previous version of this story misstated the Brooklyn neighborhood where Speedy Romeo is located. The restaurant is in Clinton Hill, not Greenpoint.
A previous caption incorrectly said that George Prendes was arrested for purchasing cocaine. He was actually arrested for dealing the drug.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that "Bonaparte's Retreat" inspired the entirety of Aaron Copeland's Rodeo. It actually inspired the hoedown movement of the ballet. A previous headline also incorrectly referred to Rodeo instead of Hoe-Down.
Our guest incorrectly places the city of Constance in Switzerland. It is in Germany.
The text version of this story initially misspelled the surname of an iStrategyLabs employee. His name is Zach Saale.
In an early audio version of this story, Lt. Gen. Richard Mills was incorrectly identified as being an Army officer. Mills is a Marine officer.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly identifies Michael Gould as the president and CEO of Bloomingdale's. Gould is the chairman and CEO.
The original post incorrectly said Weekend Edition airs at 5 a.m. ET. It airs at 8 a.m. ET. This particular segment took place on Saturday, Jan. 19.
An earlier Web version of this story incorrectly stated that Hadiya Pendleton and her high school band performed at the presidential inauguration. They performed at other inauguration events in Washington, D.C.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Floyd Hartford as the person who found the baseball card. The person who found the card has not been named.
An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to BCG as a live-virus vaccine. In fact, the BCG vaccine is made from a bacterium, not a virus.
Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Ken Mattingly had walked on the moon.
We mistakenly identify retired Sen. Sam Nunn as a Republican. He is a Democrat.
A previous version of this story misidentified Hendrik Tolman as an ocean wave expert at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. He works for the National Center for Environmental Prediction.
The introduction to this story incorrectly states that Virginia and Florida have adopted standards that differ according to the race of the student and whether the student is disabled. Neither state has adopted such standards. Florida and Virginia have adopted standards setting different annual goals for subgroups of students in the lowest-performing schools. All individual students must meet the same proficiency standards.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we identify "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" as a Yiddish folk tune. It was actually written for the Yiddish theater.
In the audio of this story, a question about a lawsuit over a dairy farm investment in South Dakota is answered with information regarding another, unrelated lawsuit. The lawsuit described in the story, involving Chinese investors, is actually about a cattle processing plant. The lawsuit of the original question was brought by South Korean investors.
The initial version of this post incorrectly said that changing the classification of Vicodin would mean that physician assistants and nurse practitioners could no longer prescribe the drug. Because state laws vary, that would be true in some states but not all.
A previous headline incorrectly identified the scientists as Swiss.
Previous versions of this story reported that the Justice Department says Gallup billed the federal government for work it never performed. The Justice Department says Gallup gave the government inflated estimates for the work.
Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that previous studies indicated cats kill about 500,000 birds a year. The correct number is 500 million.
A previous version of this story incorrectly said Nebraska had never split its Electoral College votes. In fact, in 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama was awarded an electoral vote though Sen. John McCain carried the state.
This post has been updated to include a response from White House correspondent Scott Horsley.
This column has been updated with a response from Michel Martin, the host of Tell Me More.
The audio version of this story incorrectly identifies Michael Israel's father as Ari Israel. He is Avi Israel.
A previous version of this post incorrectly identified J. Crew's creative director, Jenna Lyons, as Jessica Lyons.
In the introduction to the audio version of this story, the authors' credentials are reversed. Tim Sullivan is editorial director at the Harvard Business Review Press, and Ray Fisman is co-director of the social enterprise program at the Columbia Business School.
We mistakenly refer to Michael Wahid Hanna as being associated with the Council on Foreign Relations. Hanna is a fellow at the Century Foundation.
The speaker identified as James Rebholz is actually Ken Gregg.
During the original production of the audio for this piece, a number of elements were inadvertently placed in the wrong sequence. The incorrect audio version has been replaced with one that is accurate.
In our interview with Dustin Hoffman, he talked about why he won't carry a gun in films. But he qualified that by saying he had carried guns in a couple of films in the '70s, Straw Dogs and Little Big Man. He contacted us after we recorded the interview to say he'd neglected to mention the 1978 film Straight Time in which he carried a gun, which he also did in Marathon Man in 1976. And in his starring role as Captain Hook in Steven Spielberg's 1991 period film, Hook, his character brandishes an 18th century flintlock pistol.
An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that Bylon Alexander was disabled by cerebral palsy. A stroke caused her disability.
An earlier version of this story stated that many Feastly events are more expensive than the average restaurant meal. In fact, the average cost of a Feastly event is about the same as the average cost of a restaurant meal — $35.
In the audio version of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say that Sammy Sosa hit 60 or more home runs in three consecutive seasons. He actually accomplished that over four seasons.
An early version of this story stated that Naxos is based in Singapore. It is actually based in Hong Kong.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly identifies the character played by Queen Latifah as Kadijah Jones. The character's name is Khadijah James.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that the presidents of Argentina and Ecuador had attended the inauguration celebration for Hugo Chavez.
The audio of this segment misidentifies Jeff Parker as Jeff Nelson.
Politifact.com reviewed the Obama re-election campaign ad excerpted in this story and found the assertion that carried interest is a "trick" to be "mostly false."
An early version of this story incorrectly said the Oka crisis was in the 1970s. It was actually in 1990.
A previous caption referred to George Stephanopoulos as a journalist. While that is his current occupation, at the time of the photo he was an adviser to President Bill Clinton.
The audio version of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly says that St. Mary and St. Antonios Coptic Orthodox Church has more than 1,000 members. The church's membership is actually more than 1,000 families.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, says that South Korea passed a dementia law last year. The law was passed in 2011.
In an early version of this interview with former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, we described him as a Hall of Fame quarterback. Theismann, who played for Notre Dame, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003, but he is not a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to Rep. Barney Frank as a member of the U.S. Senate.
In a previous version of this piece, Scott Aiges incorrectly said Lil Wayne made his first appearance on a bounce track in 2012.
Earlier, we posted a short statement that was said to be from Shell about its safety programs. The statement, however, was from a "spoof" site created by opponents of drilling off Alaska's shores.
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