Corrected on February 25, 2015
In an earlier version of this post, we referred to the fried dough ball that's popular in Ghana as bao fruit. In fact, the doughnut-like snack is commonly known as "bofrot."
In an earlier version of this post, we referred to the fried dough ball that's popular in Ghana as bao fruit. In fact, the doughnut-like snack is commonly known as "bofrot."
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly identified Omar Razzaz as Omar Raziz. Additionally, his name is mispronounced in the audio.
In this story, we incorrectly state that a bomb exploded two days ago at a march held by supporters of separation from Ukraine. In fact, the bomb exploded at a march held by supporters of a unified Ukraine.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Argentine junta had ruled since the late 1960s. In fact, the junta had ruled since 1976.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly stated that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fighting the New Madrid Floodway Project. The environmental group fighting the project is called the National Wildlife Federation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has concerns about the project.
We incorrectly say that Fred Astaire sang "What Is This Thing Called Love?" to Ginger Rogers. He did not. Astaire sang another Cole Porter song, "Night and Day," to Rogers in the movie The Gay Divorcee.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, says Zacarias Moussaoui pleaded guilty in exchange for life in prison. He did plead guilty, but the sentencing jury decided to give him life in prison rather than the death penalty.
The audio version of this story incorrectly states the amount of the winning bid for Narendra Modi's pinstripe suit as 40 million rupees, or about $642,000. It was 43.1 million rupees, or about $694,000.
Previous audio and Web introductions to this story incorrectly said that Ornette Coleman was 80. He is in fact 84.
A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Philip Levine as James Levine.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the National Flood Insurance Program is taxpayer-funded. In fact, most of its funding comes from insurance premiums and fees — though the federal government does subsidize the program.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say that Jack White's concert rider was leaked. In fact, it was released as part of an open records request.
An earlier version of this article stated that judge Carlton Reeves was one of only two African-American federal judges in Mississippi history. He was the second African-American to be appointed as a federal judge in Mississippi.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, misstates Carla Luggiero's title. She is the senior associate director of federal relations and a lobbyist for the American Hospital Association, not the chief lobbyist.
An earlier version of this story stated incorrectly that the FDA has already approved a potato that has been genetically modified in a similar way to the GMO apple. In fact, the FDA is still evaluating both the GMO apple and the potato.
A previous Web introduction to this story incorrectly said the Egyptians were kidnapped last week.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly identify the street on which Moore grew up as Conti Street. It is Tonti Street
An earlier version of this post stated that Luis and Diego Lobaton were arrested. In fact only Luis Lobaton was arrested in July. His brother Diego was detained but not arrested.
Charlie Scott was not the first black player in the ACC, as is said during this interview. In fact, the University of Maryland's Billy Jones was the first.
In the audio version of this story, as in an earlier Web version, we say that the adult children of Aleida Ramirez are sponsoring her for citizenship. In fact, they are sponsoring her for a green card.
This piece states that Werner Forssmann was a medic during World War II. It would be more accurate to describe Forssmann as a medical officer. In 1939 he enlisted in the German armed forces. He eventually reached the rank of surgeon-major. In his autobiography, Forssmann describes his duties as being those of a field doctor — sometimes in hospitals associated with particular invasions, and in other cases stationed at hospitals to which the injured would be brought.
An earlier version of this post said healthcare.gov went live in October of 2010. In reality, it went live in 2013.
In an earlier version of this story, T.J. Green's name was misspelled as Greene.
A question in this interview misrepresented Hinduism, describing it as a polytheistic religion. Jack Miles's response included a clarification, which was edited out because of time constraints.
An earlier version of this blog post said that a group of baby monkeys is in near-total isolation during the week and that their isolation is complete on weekends. To clarify, these particular baby monkeys are isolated from their mothers and housed in individual cages in one room. Dr. Amanda Dettmer at the Laboratory of Comparative Ethology at NIH says the cages are such that the monkeys "can see, hear, smell and touch other monkeys through their enclosures at all times." The monkeys spend two hours a day on weekdays playing with peers, are often in contact with researchers on weekdays, and are checked by researchers twice on weekends.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the NAACP did not believe the teachers weren't dismissed for teaching black history.
In the audio version of this story, we incorrectly said that St. Alphonsa was the first Indian to be declared a saint. In fact, she was the first woman of Indian origin to be declared a saint.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Shawn Carter's first name as Sean.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say that four-year college graduates are nearly twice as likely to have a job compared to Americans with a high school diploma. We should have said the unemployment rate is nearly twice as high for Americans with a high school diploma as it is for those with a four-year college degree or more.
The photo caption in an earlier version incorrectly identified University of California, Irvine undergraduate Steve Kudlacek as chemist Greg Weiss.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly identify the organization leading the 2012 study on exercise as the University of Oregon. It is the Oregon Research Institute.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say that student Sara Surface believes progressive parties are quite safe. Surface in fact believes they are highly unsafe.
The original headline on this story said 100,000 people died of measles last year. In fact, 145,000 people are estimated to have died.
Previous audio and Web versions of this story incorrectly stated that Amiri Baraka joined the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. While he was a leader in the Black Power movement, he was not a member of the party.
In the introduction to this interview, we refer to the Marine Corps Memorial and say it shows five Americans hoisting the flag over Iwo Jima. In fact, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial includes all six of the men — five Marines and a Navy corpsman — who raised the flag.
A previous version of this story incorrectly identified one source. It is The Journal of Law and Economics, not The Law and Economics Journal.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly states that one of the kazoo factories is located in northern New York state. In fact, the factory, which is in Eden, N.Y., is located in western New York.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the judge in today's case as Mark Hayes. In fact, Judge John C. Hayes III signed the order to vacate the trespassing conviction.
A previous version of this story incorrectly said Apple's last quarterly profit was $18 million. It was actually $18 billion.
The audio version of this story, as did an earlier Web version, refers to the National Wildlife Property Repository as the National Eagle and Wildlife Repository. The National Eagle Repository is a separate facility at the same site.
Michael Bennett was both choreographer and co-director of Follies. In an earlier Web version of this story, only Hal Prince was credited as director.
An earlier version of this post incorrectly said Monday's flyby is the closest a known asteroid of this size will pass by Earth in at least the next two centuries. In fact, it's the closest this particular asteroid will pass by Earth in that time; another asteroid of similar size is expected in 2027.
Ron Zychowski with Eckerd, the nonprofit company that runs child welfare services in three Florida counties, says in this report that the family of a girl thrown off a bridge was not in the county child welfare system. There are reports that child welfare investigators had visited the family previously. But according to officials at Eckerd, the company had no active case involving the family.
Our interview subject incorrectly says that Khaled Kelkal was the terrorist responsible for a 1982 attack at a Jewish restaurant in Paris. In fact, police linked that attack to the Abu Nidal Organization. Khaled Kelkal was affiliated with a French-Algerian terrorist group known as the GIA. The GIA claimed responsibility for a series of bombings in France in the summer and fall of 1995. Police said that Kelkal's fingerprints were found on an unexploded bomb and he was killed when they tried to arrest him in Lyon that same year.
An earlier version of this post said authorities were trying to determine where the gun that killed Nisman came from. An associate of Nisman's has said he gave him the gun. The earlier version also said testimony by a locksmith that Nisman's door was unlocked undermined the theory of suicide. The testimony was later disputed by Nisman's mother, who has said she partially unlocked the door before the locksmith arrived.
A previous Web introduction to this story incorrectly identified the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta as Kappa Alpha Beta.
In this story, Adam Levin is referred to as chairman and co-founder of IDT911. In fact, he is the chairman and founder of the company.
In an earlier version of this story, Aaron McNevin's name was misspelled as McDevin.
A previous version of this story incorrectly said the Super Bowl is next week. It's actually on Feb. 1.
A previous version of the slideshow on this story, because of an error by pageant officials, incorrectly identified the vulture-dress-wearing Miss Peru as Miss Norway.
We say the measles vaccine causes no problematic side effects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most children do not have any side effects from the shot. The side effects that do occur are usually very mild, such as a fever or rash. More serious side effects are rare. These may include high fever that could cause a seizure.
Previous audio and Web versions of this story put Elmer Avenue in east LA. To clarify: It is part of the city of Los Angeles in the east San Fernando Valley.
In a previous version of this story, Alena Blaise's name was misspelled as Alina Blaze and Yao Ming's name was given as Yow Ming.
In this report, scandium is referred to "as one of the lanthanides." In fact, it is not a lanthanide. But scandium is often grouped with the lanthanides as one of the rare earth elements.
We incorrectly identify lawyer Jennifer Merrigan as Jessica Merrigan.
A previous version of this story misidentified Mark Christeson's attorney, Jennifer Merrigan, as Jessica Merrigan.
In the introduction to this story, we incorrectly say that David Morris was an embedded reporter in Afghanistan.
A previous version of this story said that traditional Muslim prayers held each Friday at Duke would be moved to a quadrangle outside the campus chapel. The call to prayer will be moved there, but the services themselves will continue to be held in the chapel basement.
In a previous audio version of this report, we said no one had ever free-climbed El Capitan. In fact, El Capitan has been free-climbed many times. But until this week, no one had free-climbed El Capitan's Dawn Wall on the way to the summit.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous headline and Web version of the text, we say Mae Keane was the last of the "radium girls." We were relying on the work of scholars who have studied what happened to the young women who worked in wristwatch factories. After the story aired, we received word that 104-year-old Mabel Williams, who lives in Olympia, Wash., worked in one of the factories when she was a young woman. A commenter below also says that other "radium girls" may still be alive.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said 1.4 million in reference to China's projected population. The correct figure is 1.4 billion.
We say that former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa could become "California's first Latino Senate candidate." In 2004, former Treasurer of the United States Rosario Marin ran for the Senate but finished second in California's Republican primary. She was the state's first Latina candidate for the Senate.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly identifies David Biersmith as a deacon. He is actually a Eucharistic minister.
The audio of this story incorrectly states that Azhar Usman is from India. In fact, Usman's family is from India. He was born and raised in the U.S.
A previous version of the Indiana map on this story transposed the cities of Elkhart and South Bend.
Previous audio and Web versions of this story stated that Jeannie Metcalf is a school board member from Salem, N.C. In fact, she is from Winston-Salem, N.C.
Some readers have pointed out that the slogan "We are the People!" mentioned in this story was made famous by pro-democracy demonstrators in Leipzig, the birthplace of East Germany's peaceful revolution against the communist government of the time. PEGIDA supporters use the slogan because they feel the Berlin government today is ignoring their views just like the communists did then.
Our correspondent says she should have included that information but that it was important to point out the phrase is also associated with Nazi propaganda from the 1930s — specifically a phrase used by philosopher Martin Heidegger. Given the demands by protesters that non-ethnic Germans there assimilate or be banned from Germany altogether, opponents of PEGIDA have criticized its appropriation of the "We are the People!" phrase.
A previous version of this story, quoting Forbes, listed the 2015 F-150's towing capacity as 1,200 pounds. Its capacity is 12,000 pounds.
A previous audio version of this story misidentified a 20-year-old engineering student quoted at a memorial service. His name is Raphael Lasseri, not Philippe Braham.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, describes the limit on the size of directional event signs in Gilbert, Ariz., as 6 feet square. In fact, it's 6 square feet.
In a previous version of this story, we inaccurately characterized the government allegations about what material Jeffrey Sterling may have leaked. In fact, the prosecution argues Sterling told a reporter about a botched operation to target Iran's nuclear capabilities, as we accurately reported in later versions. Additionally, the original version of the transcript contained that same error.
A previous version of this story incorrectly dated the earthquake as being on Jan. 10, 2010. It was actually Jan. 12, 2010. Additionally, the Government Accountability Office was misidentified as the Government Accounting Office.
A previous audio version of this story referred to fossils "from around 170,000 years ago" in Scotland. In fact, the fossils are from around 170 million years ago.
In a previous audio version of this story, Robert Bennett was identified as a former senator from Idaho. In fact, Bennett represented Utah. Also, control of the House did not shift to Republicans after the 1980 election, as we originally stated; Democrats still held the majority.
A previous version of this story misidentified the school where Aaron Kaswell teaches as M.S. 33. He actually teaches at M.S. 88. Additionally, we incorrectly said that teachers receive schedules 12 hours in advance, when it's 16 hours, and that lessons at I.S. 228, which are 35 minutes long, are 25 minutes long.
An earlier version of this story failed to note that one study on epinephrine use was done in Germany. Our story also did not cite research finding that epinephrine is used appropriately in emergency departments in the United States.
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, refers to George McGraw as a human rights lawyer. In fact, though he studied international law, he is not a practicing attorney.
In the audio of this story, we say carmaker Lamborghini was displaying a $6,000 smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show; a previous Web version implied the same thing. In fact, it's the son of the carmaker's founder who is selling the phone. He got permission to use his dad's famous logo.
In the audio version of this story, we mistakenly call Mario Cuomo, the former New York governor who died, Andrew. (His son Andrew Cuomo is New York's current governor.)
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, refers to a photo of Igor Girkin wearing an orange-and-black striped suit, colors that symbolize Russian patriotism. While the photo was genuine, the suit was digitally added to Girkin.
Our geography was off in the original version of this post. We stated that Singapore and the United Arab Emirates were in the Southern Hemisphere; in fact, they are in the Northern Hemisphere.
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Phil Daro was involved in the writing of California's current math standards. Daro was involved in an earlier standards effort in that state.
In a previous version of this page we posted the wrong on-air challenge. The correct on-air challenge for the week is posted above.
A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Jethro Bodine was Jed Clampett's son. He was actually his nephew.
We incorrectly characterize the position of Netflix and Amazon on the issue of net neutrality. Netflix and Amazon do not support paid prioritization and have previously registered their opposition with the FCC.
We mistakenly refer to Vice President Biden as President Biden, and then our guest makes the same mistake. Additionally, the original transcript incorrectly inserted the title vice where it had not been used.
An earlier version of this post said the Burj Khalifa was wrapped in 70,000 LED bulbs. It was, in truth, wrapped in 70,000 panels of LED bulbs.
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