Corrected on September 21, 2017
In this story, as in a previous version of the Web introduction, we mistakenly refer to WRTU as a member station. It was a member station in the past but is not currently.
In this story, as in a previous version of the Web introduction, we mistakenly refer to WRTU as a member station. It was a member station in the past but is not currently.
In this story, we say Irma was the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Caribbean. Irma was the strongest recorded in the Atlantic outside of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Gilbert's peak winds of 185 mph in 1988 are thought to have matched Irma's.
We heard back from a lot of listeners on this story. Many complained about the example we gave to portray the dangerous search terms used by some Facebook advertisers that use targeted ads. The intent of the example was to illustrate how online advertisers searched extreme subgroups. We didn't mean to either offend anyone or perpetuate a stereotype; the specific example we used was provided by a leading online marketer that uses Facebook tools. We should have made that clearer during the conversation.
A previous Web version of this story called Kyle Cook and Carla Saunders nurses. They are nurse practitioners.
A previous version of this story misspelled Alan Krueger's last name as Kreuger.
A previous Web introduction to this story misidentified the U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officers School as the U.S. Naval War College.
In this report, economist Ken Wilbur is described as being an associate professor at the Rady School of Economics at UC San Diego. In fact, it's the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.
An earlier version of this story identified Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh as a "self-proclaimed Sikh guru." Singh was born a Sikh but is not a Sikh guru. Sikhs say there is no living human guru. Singh's followers come from a variety of religions.
In the audio version of this story, as in a previous Web version, the number of Hamilton documents digitized by the Library of Congress is reported to be almost 900. In fact, there are approximately 12,000 documents — arranged into almost 900 groups.
During this interview, a line from poet William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is misstated. Blake wrote "without contraries is no progression," not "without conflict, there is no progress."
An earlier version of this post mistakenly stated that all 10 episodes of the series will be available on Aug. 25.
In a previous photo caption, filmmaker Adam Hootnick's last name was misspelled as Hootnik. Additionally, the audio story, as did a previous Web version, state that six Carter High School football players served time in prison. In fact, five players served time and one got probation.
An earlier version of this headline stated that the Boston arena broke a fundraising promise for 24 years. It was 22 years.
In an earlier version of this report, it was mistakenly said that people on both sides of the violence in Charlottesville were seen openly carrying automatic weapons. In fact, reports so far indicate that almost all of those seen carrying guns were among the white supremacists there that day, and that they were not automatic weapons.
A previous version of this story misspelled Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's last name as McCauliffe.
An earlier version of this story misspelled Matt Pearce's last name as Pierce.
In this report, we mistakenly say that the insurance industry has made $78 million in contributions to political campaigns so far this year. In fact, the $78 million has been spent on lobbying, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
In the introduction to this report, we mistakenly say Bank of America bought Countrywide Financial for $40 billion. In fact, BoA paid $4 billion for Countrywide. As of early 2013, when this story was broadcast, BoA had paid about $40 billion in legal costs related to earlier claims made against Countrywide.
In an earlier version of this story, we said it was Tayla Solomon who realized her dream of getting into Johns Hopkins University. In fact, it was Cori Grainger who did that.
In the introduction to this report, Medal of Honor recipient Jim McCloughan is incorrectly identified as John McCloughan.
Previous versions of the audio, the Web story and a photo caption said that a baseball score etched into a quarry wall was a result from the 1918 World Series. It was not.
In this story, CEO Michael Dowling is referred to as Dr. Dowling. While he does hold honorary doctorates, he is not a medical doctor.
A previous version of this story misspelled author Toni Morrison's name as Tony.
A previous version of this story misspelled Shepard Smith's first name as Shephard.
During this conversation, it's said that the household income for a family of four in the U.S. is around $57,000. That's incorrect. The figure that should have been cited is the median household income, which isn't based on the number of people in a home. In 2015, that figure was $55,775.
We mistakenly say that it takes eight years for a member of the armed services who is in the MAVNI program to get U.S. citizenship. In fact, under the program's fast track to citizenship, officials say, the process can sometimes take weeks, months or years — but not eight years. A previous Web introduction had the same incorrect information.
During the Up First podcast, a holy site in Jerusalem's Old City — known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount — is described as being shared by Jews and Muslims. It is more accurate to say the site is revered by Jews and Muslims.
A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the Election Registration and Information Center. It is actually the Electronic Registration Information Center.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Gabriel Rivera-Barraza as Luis Rivera-Barraza.
In an earlier introduction to this report, we mistakenly said it was former President Obama who was onstage with former President George W. Bush. As the report makes clear, it was former President Clinton who was there.
Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada has criticized the Senate health care bill's impact on Medicaid in Nevada, not Medicare as is said in this report.
A previous version of this story misspelled Johnathan Nader's first name as Jonathan.
A previous version listed the interviewer as NPR's Mary Louise Kelly. In fact, it's Rachel Martin who spoke with Sen. James Lankford.
In this story, we incorrectly refer to Kris Kobach as a former secretary of state from Kansas. He is the current secretary of state of Kansas.
A previous photo caption incorrectly identified the boy in the photo. It is Milo Faust, not Oliver Faust.
Slovakia is among a small number of European nations that in the past declined to accept migrants, and it is challenging the EU's quota system. But it has recently allowed in a small number of migrants.
The audio version of this story states that Weiqi Zhu believes many Hong Kongers are like servants, compared with 20 years ago. A previous Web version of this story stated the same. In fact, Zhu said Hong Kongers now focus more on serving clients than they did before the rise of competition from well-trained mainland Chinese.
This story refers to Mount Whitney as the highest point in the continental United States. At more than 14,500 feet, its summit is the highest point in the contiguous U.S. But Alaska's Denali, until recently called Mount McKinley, is the highest peak in North America and therefore the highest in the continental U.S.
A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Elin Hilderbrand's new book as Identicals. It's The Identicals.
A previous headline incorrectly characterized the piano festival as a competition.
We got fooled. Earlier, we told Morning Edition listeners that a woman in Canada had died before she could turn her refrigerator full of bananas into banana bread. It turns out that story was from a satirical website.
A previous Web version of this story referred to the Knowles-Carters as a family of four. The arrival of their twins brings the total to five.
In this report, we incorrectly say that a legal fellowship to investigate civilian complaints will be established within the New York City Police Department. It will, in fact, be a community outreach fellowship run by the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board.
In the audio, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly state that the Tucson sector of the Border Patrol is hiring 4,000 new agents. In fact, the Border Patrol plans to hire more than 4,000 new agents nationally, with many of those expected to go to the Tucson sector.
A previous version of this digital story incorrectly identified the New York writer quoted as Judnikki Mayard. She is Judnick Mayard.
Earlier audio incorrectly linked new sanctions to Russian attempts to meddle in the American election. They are actually related to Russian actions in Ukraine. In addition, the Web description incorrectly said the interview was conducted by Steve Inskeep. It was done by David Greene.
A previous headline and Web summary misspelled Otto Warmbier's last name as Wermbier.
In this report, it's said that North Korea has continued to develop and test nuclear weapons despite warnings from the Trump administration. While North Korea is believed to still be developing nuclear weapons, it has not tested any since President Trump took office.
Previous audio and Web versions of this story incorrectly stated that Dietrich became an American citizen, and retained her German citizenship. In fact, she renounced the German citizenship.
In the audio, as in a previous headline and Web summary, we say Gene Simmons is looking to patent a hand sign. He wants to trademark it.
A previous version of this story misspelled Rep. Eliot Engel's first name as Elliot.
In a previous Web summary, we mistakenly said that a farmer had misused a Monsanto pesticide. The misused pesticide was not a Monsanto product.
In this story we say opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released 15 days ago. In fact, he was released after 15 days in prison, not 15 days ago.
A previous version of this story misspelled Rep. Jeff Denham's last name as Dunham.
An earlier version of this story misspelled Barbra Streisand's first name as Barbara.
During this conversation, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross misspeaks. The study he says was done by the "B-E-R-A Group" was in fact done by NERA Economic Consultants. It is posted here.
A previous version of this story misspelled Marcella Kraay's name as Marcela Kreey.
A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of the tribe Ifugao as Ifugal. It also misspelled Renato Rosald's first name as Renaldo in one instance.
In the version of this report that was broadcast, we say that Lt. Bussa was killed in action on Guadalcanal. Bussa fought there, but died later in the war during the battle of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands.
In this report, a Manchester resident identified an apartment that was raided as an Airbnb. Airbnb says the apartment was for rent but not through the company.
In an earlier version of this report, Raquel Brito was described as a food service worker. In fact, Brito is a baggage handler.
A previous version of this story placed Bethlehem in Israel. In fact, Bethlehem is in the West Bank.
On Monday, the federal judge hearing Ali v. Trump put the case on hold while the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals considers a similar challenge to President Trump's executive order that was brought by the state of Hawaii.
In a previous Web version of this story, we incorrectly referred to yellow fever vaccine as yellow vaccine.
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Robert Mueller was James Comey's boss back when Mueller served as FBI director and Comey served as deputy attorney general. The attorney general heads the Department of Justice. The FBI director does not oversee the Department of Justice, the attorney general or the deputy attorney general.
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly attribute a quotation to the wrong staff member of The Arc. The speaker was Annie Acosta, the director of fiscal and family support policy, not Shawn Ullman.
In the audio, as in a previous Web version, this story states that breakaway FARC fighters briefly kidnapped a U.N. peace monitor last week. The kidnapping has not yet been resolved.
A previous version of this story misspelled state Rep. Debra Altschiller's first name as Deborah.
During this report, malaria is referred to as a virus. In fact, the disease is caused by a parasite.
In an earlier version of this report, it was said that the cost in tax credits for a government-funded low income housing program is rising 66 percent every year. In fact, the cost in tax credits has gone up 66 percent over a span of 20 years.
A previous version of this story misspelled a reference to Tom Shicowich's last name as Shicovich.
Previous web and audio versions of this story called Maria Teresa Kumar the executive director of Voto Latino. She is the president and CEO.
During this interview, Sen. Stabenow says that in recent decades only Judge Clarence Thomas did not receive at least 60 votes in the Senate. When a vote was taken in 2006 to end debate over Justice Samuel Alito's nomination, there was a supermajority (72 senators) in favor. But Alito was confirmed by a vote of 58-42.
A previous version of this story misspelled marathon winner Qi Min's name as Qin Min.
A previous version of the headline and Web summary misspelled author Robert Pirsig's last name as Persig.
An earlier version of this story misspelled the last name of the Smithsonian Curator of American Music. It is Hasse, not Haase.
A previous version of this digital story misspelled the name of Nuno Capaz as Nuno Cabaz.
Earlier audio versions of this report characterized President Trump's views as being "anti-immigrant" and "anti-Muslim." It is more accurate to say he is seeking to shut off illegal immigration and that he has vowed to fight "radical Islamic terrorism."
A previous version of the graphic on this page mistakenly said that in 2017 there were 133 supported caregivers at the Harry S. Truman Memorial VA facility in Columbia, Mo. In fact, there were 87 supported caregivers there.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that the painkiller Percocet cotains codeine and Tylenol. It actually contains oxycodone and Tylenol, or acetaminophen.
In a previous version of this story, Mike Pesca said that Russell Westbrook averaged double digits this season in points, steals and rebounds. Westbrook did not average double digits in steals. His triple-double was for double-digit averages in points, assists and rebounds.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said the arguments for this case would be heard Monday. They are Wednesday. In that same version, David Cortman's first name was incorrectly given as Dan.
A previous Web summary for this story incorrectly said an Army medic was killed in Korea in 1954 and brought back to Hawaii after the war. In fact, he was killed in 1950.
A previous photo caption incorrectly said a group of supporters of Florinda Lorenzo had gathered in Baltimore. They were concerned citizens.
A previous version of this story incorrectly said 90 percent of Kentucky's energy comes from coal. It's actually 90 percent of the state's electricity.
In the audio of this story, we say the Dodge Demon is the fastest car in production. The Demon has tested fastest on a drag strip. But Tesla's Model S P100D is the current record holder going from 0 to 60 — clocking in at 2.28 seconds.
A previous version of this story misspelled Peter Devereaux's last name as Deveraux.
In the audio of this report, as well as an earlier Web version, we say the Death Penalty Information Center opposes capital punishment. In fact, DPIC has not taken that position. The nonprofit organization is a resource for information about the death penalty.
Medical facilities, including Allied hospital ships, were attacked during World War II. And gas chambers were among the methods used by the Nazis to kill millions of Jews during the war. We should have noted both those facts during this conversation.
Previous audio for this story called Rep. Mike Johnson a member of the Freedom Caucus. He is not a member of the caucus.
A previous version of this post referred to the College of Engineering and Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In fact, it is the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
An earlier version of this post slightly misstated Blatt's finding about adverbs, by concluding "Of [the 37 books generally considered 'Great'], 2 out of 3 — 67 percent — contained a significantly lower number of adverbs (less than 50 per 10,000 words) than occurs, on average, in written English."
The 67 percent figure instead refers to the portion of books by "great authors" that are considered great, and that meet criteria for low-adverb rate stated in the corrected text.
Previous audio and Web versions of this story stated that President Trump sometimes visits his other home in New York City. He has not yet visited New York City as president.
The original version of this post incorrectly referred to Botswana as a former British colony. It was actually established as a British protectorate.
A previous Web summary and previous audio for this story incorrectly said that James K. Polk was born in Tennessee. He was born in North Carolina.
An earlier Web version of this story said the cap for the visas provided under the H-2B program would soon kick in and that about 11,000 visas were left this year. Actually, the cap has already been reached.
A previous Web introduction incorrectly said the show was based on the creator's early life in a tiny town in North Carolina. It should have said Virginia.
A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled Anne Case's first name as Ann.
After this piece aired, it was brought to our attention that Judge Michael McConnell misremembered the case he mentioned in the interview.
When asked to describe an example of a case where he and Judge Neil Gorsuch disagreed, McConnell mentioned a case involving Denver telecom CEO Joe Nacchio. In fact, Gorsuch had recused himself from that case.
McConnell apologizes for his memory lapse.
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the amount of extra sugar the average American eats each day. That amount is 22 teaspoons, not 22 tablespoons.
We incorrectly refer to a Medicaid trust fund. There is no such fund, although there is a Medicare trust fund.
In a previous version of this story, David Cay Johnston said President Trump would have paid at a 35 percent tax rate if it wasn't for the lingering effects of negative income from a tax shelter and the alternative minimum tax. In fact, the alternative minimum tax prevented Trump from taking as big a deduction as he otherwise would have been able to do.
A previous headline incorrectly referred to King Louis XIV. It should have said King Louis XVI.
In a previous Web version, Eulah Peterson was misidentified as Eulah Campbell.
In the audio of this story, we say there were more than 1 million demonstrators in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21. In fact, city officials and researchers have said the crowd size was less than that — perhaps 500,000 to 750,000.
A previous version of the headline stated that despite the name, Kona Brewing isn't in Hawaii. While not all of Kona's beer is brewed in Hawaii, the company notes that its flagship brewhouse is in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island.
An earlier version of this Web story incorrectly identified the seats picked up in the Kansas state Legislature as moderate Republicans, not Democrats. Also, during the conversation, DNC Chair Tom Perez said Democrats netted 14 seats in the Kansas Legislature. In fact, the correct number is 12.
A previous Web version of this story quoted Trevor Timm as saying a record number of journalists had been prosecuted over the past eight to 10 years. Timm subsequently informed us that he had misspoken and had meant to say a record number of sources.
A previous Web introduction misspelled Albright Stonebridge Group as Stoneridge.
A previous headline on this story said the White House ordered the hiring of 15,000 new border agents. The order is for the hiring of 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and 10,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, who work in the interior of the country.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly stated that Egyptians elected a Muslim Brotherhood president six years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak. The election took place in 2012, a year after Mubarak's fall. The audio version of the story incorrectly states that the 2012 election took place six years ago; it has been five years.
A previous version of this story misspelled Tom Boasberg's last name as Boasburg.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly located the Topaz camp in California. It was in Utah.
A previous Web version of this story misspelled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's last name.
Ellen Weintraub, commissioner of the Federal Election Commission, spoke to NPR on her own behalf. A headline on an earlier Web version of this story incorrectly said she was speaking for the FEC.
In this story, as in a previous Web introduction, we say that the 1967 protest at the Black Cat tavern in Los Angeles was the country's first organized LGBT demonstration. In fact, there had been earlier protests in the U.S., including the first "Annual Reminder" demonstration in Philadelphia in 1965.
We have edited this Web introduction to make clear that Karen Greenberg believes the lawmaker did not provide enough context about the figures in the report.
A previous Web version of this story called John Lansing the Voice of America chief. Lansing is the head of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. It also called the group a governing body. It is an independent agency.
A previous Web version of this story said the Dewanes were married after about three months of dating. They were engaged after about three months.
In the audio, as in a previous Web version, we misstate Toronto lawyer Mitchell Wine's first name as Michael.
A previous version of this story and its corresponding photo misidentified Jackie Kulback as Jackie Culbeck.
A previous Web introduction to this story misspelled Audie Cornish's first name as Audio. Additionally, a previous version of the transcript misspelled Cory Turner's first name as Corey.
Following the broadcast of this report, Carson's office sent NPR the following statement about his comment regarding racial supremacist groups:
"This assertion was not based on a single statistic or on relative terror threat, but rather an assessment of the current environment. The congressman believes that when looking at relative membership numbers, hateful rhetoric, racially based hate crimes, and fatalities by right-wing organizations, it paints a picture of a larger threat to the safety of Americans and society as a whole. New America has an assessment of deaths from far right wing vs. violent jihadist terrorism. The FBI reported that in 2014, 47% of hate crimes were racially motivated. And the white supremacist group Stormfront has claimed additional interest in their content on the back of Donald Trump's recent comments. Additionally, it is important to remember that many attacks are inspired by an ideology rather than directed by an organization. Just as [the Islamic State] bears responsibility for lone wolf attacks in the United States, so do racial supremacist groups who inspire hate crimes. Taken together, he believes it is reasonable to say that the racial supremacist groups pose a more significant threat."
Work on the project was done at the University of California, San Diego and not the University of California, Davis as was previously stated in this story. Additionally, Joseph Wang is the chair of nanoengineering at UCSD, not UC Davis.
An earlier Web version of this story spelled Oshea Israel's last name as Isreal.
In an earlier audio introduction to this story, we said Mary Tyler Moore was 70 years old. In fact, she was 80.
A previous headline incorrectly placed the Rahimovs in Kansas. They're actually in Kansas City, Mo.
A previous headline misspelled Gene Cernan's last name as Sernan.
In the audio, the following quote should have been attributed to Border Patrol spokesman Joshua Devack, not agent James Nielsen: "At the time that this fence was built, it was too expensive to continue. And there's also this natural barrier here that a lot of crossers choose not to climb this mountain. They prefer to have easier access to roads and civilization."
A previous Web version of this story referred incorrectly to an immigrants' rights group as Mark the Road New Jersey. The name of the group is Make the Road New Jersey.
A previous version of this story, including the headline, incorrectly said that the communications director for Ghana's president had been fired from his job.
In a previous version of this story, the Drug Enforcement Administration was said to be part of the Department of Homeland Security. In fact, DEA is part of the Justice Department.
The audio version of this story, as did a previous Web version, incorrectly states that Indonesian politician Setya Novanto was a business partner of President-elect Donald Trump. In fact it was Trump's Indonesian business partner who arranged for Novanto and Trump to meet.
The audio version of this story refers to an ad campaign by Families USA. In fact, the campaign is being conducted by a broad coalition of 21 doctor, nurse and patient advocacy groups, including Families USA.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that Laquan McDonald was unarmed. In fact, he was carrying a knife.
Previously posted Dec. 28, 2016: A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that in September Chicago had surpassed last year's total of about 740 killings. The correct number is 470.
A previous Web version of this story misspelled docent Phoebe Kline's last name as Klein.
In the audio of this story, there is a reference to the basic tenants of the Shaker sect. It should have been basic tenets.
This story has been edited to clarify one point: The Jane Does did not want The Kernel to have the full investigation.