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After Ebola, Surf's Up Again In Liberia

Corrected on February 8, 2016

A previous version of this post described Robertsport as being east of Monrovia. In fact, it's a few hours' drive northwest from Liberia's capital.

'Madoff' Tells Its Tale To The Camera

Corrected on February 2, 2016

An earlier version of this story said Madoff would air on Tuesday and Wednesday; it will be broadcast on Wednesday and Thursday.

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How Much Harm Can The Zika Virus Really Do?

Corrected on February 2, 2016

A previous Web version of this story incorrectly attributed the quote "The problem may be worse than we think" to Dr. Viviane Boaventura. It was actually Dr. Manoel Barral who said that.

American Muslim Women Explain Why They Do — Or Don't — Cover

Corrected on February 2, 2016

In the original version of this post, which was based in part on Tom Gjelten's reporting but mistakenly published without his prior input, some incorrect conclusions were reached. For instance, the post asked whether non-Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab get the same support for their decisions as Muslim women. The post stated that "some women" believe non-Muslim women should not wear headscarves to show solidarity with Muslims women. Gjelten's reporting did not explore those questions. He has now updated the post to mirror his reporting.

The post also incorrectly stated that Asma Uddin was born in Pakistan.

Aung San Suu Kyi's Party Takes Control Of Myanmar's Parliament

Corrected on February 1, 2016

While Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won about 80 percent of the contested seats in Parliament during the November elections, the party doesn't control 80 percent of the legislative body — for instance, the military controls a quarter of the 664 seats.

Latitudes: Our Favorite Global Music Right Now

Corrected on February 1, 2016

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that the alternate name for the southern Italian dance form known as the taranta was pizza. The correct term is pizzica.

Locating The Cradle Of Life

Corrected on February 1, 2016

A previous version of this piece incorrectly stated that "after about 500 billion years, as the Earth cooled, water vapor was brought into the mix," when it should have said "500 million years." It has been corrected in this version.

Study Finds No Clear Link Between Teen Pot Use And Psychosis

Corrected on February 1, 2016

On Jan. 20, we reported on a statement from the American Psychological Association that a research paper, "Chronic Adolescent Marijuana Use as a Risk Factor for Physical and Mental Health Problems in Young Adult Men," had a statistical error.

The APA now says that statement, which was titled "APA Corrects Article Regarding Teen Marijuana Use," should not have said there was an error in the paper. Jim Sliwa, a spokesman for the APA, told NPR: "There was no error. The original release was labeled a correction but it should have been a clarification."

According to the APA, another researcher had asked the APA for a supplemental analysis of the data, which the study researchers supplied. That supplemental analysis did find a slightly higher probability of meeting criteria for a psychotic diagnosis in frequent marijuana users, but it did not significantly change the conclusions of the study data. Earlier versions of this article, including the headline, referred to errors in the paper's statistical analysis. We have removed those references to make it clear that the paper was not in error.

How Predictive Are Iowa And New Hampshire?

Corrected on January 31, 2016

In an earlier version of this story, the chart showed a blue square for Clinton in New Hampshire in 2008, incorrectly representing that she had won the Democratic nomination that year.

No Sex Please, We're Sleeping Sickness Parasites

Corrected on January 30, 2016

An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Marilyn Parsons worked with the Center for Infectious Diseases. In fact, the name of the organization is Center for Infectious Disease Research.

What's The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes From Biting?

Corrected on January 30, 2016

An earlier version of this post had the headline "DEET-Containing Sprays Have Stronger Repellent Effects" for the chart. The headline has been changed to account for the effectiveness of one of the non-DEET repellents.

Couples Who Use Contraception Have More Sex

Corrected on January 28, 2016

An earlier version of this post incorrectly named Mali as being where there was "just barely" a link between contraceptive use and "coital frequency." The correct country is Malawi.

All Things Considered

Jaap Van Zweden Named Next Music Director Of The New York Philharmonic

Corrected on January 28, 2016

A previous Web version of this story listed orchestras that had hired new music directors. The Metropolitan Opera, however, hired a principal conductor, not a music director. James Levine remains music director.

Lowering The Bar For The New GED Test

Corrected on January 28, 2016

A previous version of this piece incorrectly stated that TASC and HiSET, alternative GED tests, were both not-for-profit. HiSET is administered by the nonprofit Educational Testing Service, or ETS, but TASC is run by the for-profit CTB, a division of McGraw Hill.

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Iraq Faces A Perfect Economic Storm

Corrected on January 27, 2016

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we say that Osama al-Hassani used to have 13 workers. It was actually 30 workers.

What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears

Corrected on January 24, 2016

The original version of this post contained a map illustration intended to represent the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, which poll respondents identified as the region presenting the greatest risk to travelers and expatriates in 2016. The map had a number of errors. The countries of Cyprus, Israel and Turkey were either not shown or not labeled; the label for "Palestine" should have read "Palestinian territories"; and Afghanistan and Pakistan were mistakenly included.

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump

Corrected on January 19, 2016

An earlier version of this story described Patheos as a Christian website. Patheos describes itself as "a resource for all belief systems and does not support, endorse, or promote any one religion."

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At CES, New Robots Deliver More Coos Than Utility

Corrected on January 15, 2016

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we report, based on an interview with Aldebaran Chief Scientific Officer Rodolphe Gelin, that Pepper will be available in the U.S. for $20,000. The company now says the actual cost of Pepper when the robot enters the U.S. market will be closer to $25,000 and that it will be available only to businesses.

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U.K. Parliament Supports Call To Adopt National Anthem

Corrected on January 14, 2016

In this story about England's lack of a national anthem, we say that other countries in the United Kingdom have national anthems and mention "Flowers of Scotland." In fact, the song is titled "Flower of Scotland." It is commonly known as an unofficial anthem of Scotland.

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Responding To Nuclear Test, S. Korea Cranks Up The K-Pop

Corrected on January 14, 2016

In the audio version of this story, as in a previous Web version, we state that Nam Tae-woo lived inside the demilitarized zone. The town of Paju has parts both inside and outside the zone, and he lives just outside the demilitarized zone.

What The Powerball Cash Could — And Couldn't — Buy

Corrected on January 13, 2016

A previous version of this post incorrectly said the U.S. military budget comes out to $1.6 million per day. It's actually $1.6 billion. A previous version also conflated Miami and the city of Miami Beach in some sections.

GOP Debate Shrinks To 7 Candidates; Rand Paul To Skip Undercard

Corrected on January 12, 2016

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Thursday's debate on Fox Business Network in South Carolina is the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses. There is another GOP debate in Iowa on Fox News Channel on Jan. 28.

Alabama Takes Control Late, Claims 4th College Football Title In 7 Seasons

Corrected on January 12, 2016

A previous version of this post reported the final score as 54-50 and that Alabama had won its fourth national championship in six seasons. Actually, Alabama beat Clemson 45-40, for its fourth title in seven years. The post also incorrectly said Alabama's Greg Huegel returned a kickoff for a touchdown. It was Kenyan Drake who took the ball 95 yards.

Morning Edition

Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

Corrected on January 12, 2016

In the audio version of this story, we say that 75 percent of people addicted to prescription opioids switch to heroin. Actually, 75 percent of heroin users started out abusing prescription opioids.

GHD Is Not An AFZ. HTH You Understand What They Mean!

Corrected on January 12, 2016

An earlier version of this post contained an incorrect abbreviation for voluntary male medical circumcision. It's VMMC, not VCCM.

Additionally, a previous version of this story and correction incorrectly referred to acronyms when it should have said abbreviations. (An acronym is a pronounceable word, not just a combination of letters.)

Weekend Edition Sunday

Economy And Immigration: What's Dividing Republicans

Corrected on January 10, 2016

A previous version of this story stated a study referenced had been produced by Berkeley University. In fact, it was produced, in part, by the University of California, Berkeley.

Weekend Edition Saturday

One Of America's Longest-Serving Mayors Steps Down

Corrected on January 10, 2016

A previous version of this story named Joseph Riley as the longest-serving mayor in America. In fact, multiple people have served as mayors of American cities longer than Riley's 40-year stint as mayor of Charleston.

We Eat Too Much Sodium Because Companies Keep Dumping It In Our Food

Corrected on January 8, 2016

An earlier version of this story stated that the CDC recommmends no more than 1,500 mg a day for the people at higher risk of cardiovascular disease: adults older than 51, blacks and adults with prehypertension and hypertension. In fact, the Dietary Guidelines suggest to 1,500 mg of sodium per day for people with prehypertension and hypertension.

How A Simple Bump Can Cause An Insidious Brain Injury

Corrected on January 7, 2016

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say Bryan Arling was sent to Georgetown University Medical Center after his MRI. He was actually taken to another part of the same complex, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

All Things Considered

French Composer Pierre Boulez Dies At 90

Corrected on January 6, 2016

Previous audio and Web versions of this story said Pierre Boulez died today, Jan. 6. He died on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Morning Edition

Raids On Unauthorized Immigrants Won't Let Up, Homeland Security Says

Corrected on January 6, 2016

This story inaccurately characterizes Jessica Vaughn's opinion about the U.S. immigration system. In fact, Vaughn does not believe that the system is broken, but she does think that current policies are not being enforced adequately.

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Can I Just Tell You: Problems Money Can't Fix

Corrected on January 4, 2016

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we say Tamir Rice was playing with a toy gun when he was shot and killed by a police officer in Cleveland. In fact, he was holding a pellet gun. Such guns can fire plastic pellets, BBs and other projectiles.

'The Joy Of Half A Cookie' And Other Mindful Mantras For Weight Loss

Corrected on January 4, 2016

An earlier version of this story stated that Kristeller's study that began in 2004 was comparing MB-EAT with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy. In fact, it was comparing it with a control. The story also stated that the study would have an 18-month follow-up, which was also incorrect. The story also misstated the number of subjects in the study: There were 117 subjects, not 225.

50 Wonderful Things From 2015

Corrected on January 1, 2016

Item 42 originally referred in error to the American League Championship Series instead of the American League Division Series.

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