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When America Needed Them, 'The Waltons' Were There

Corrected on March 27, 2017

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.

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Former Colleague Says Judge Gorsuch Works Across Party Lines

Corrected on March 22, 2017

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.

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Leaked Returns Give Insight Into Trump's Taxes

Corrected on March 15, 2017

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.

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Female Workers Asked To Join In 'A Day Without A Woman' Protests

Corrected on March 8, 2017

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.

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Kona Beer's Name Causes Something Of A Brouhaha

Corrected on March 8, 2017

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.

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With Republicans In Charge, Democrats Plan To Redefine Their Mission

Corrected on February 28, 2017

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.

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How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

Corrected on February 27, 2017

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.

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White House Orders The Hiring Of 15,000 New Immigration Agents

Corrected on February 22, 2017

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.

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Muslim Brotherhood, Mainstream In Many Countries, May Be Listed As Terrorist Group

Corrected on February 22, 2017

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.

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Stonewall Riots Grab The Spotlight From Black Cat Protests

Corrected on February 13, 2017

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.

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Broadcasting Board of Governors' Chief On The Future Of VOA

Corrected on February 10, 2017

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.

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A Romance That Began With A Mistake

Corrected on February 10, 2017

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.

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Threat Of Rain Doesn't Deter Crowds From National Mall

Corrected on February 2, 2017

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.

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Trump's Immigration Order Is 'Un-American,' Rep. Carson Says

Corrected on January 31, 2017

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."

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This Tiny Submarine Cruises Inside A Stomach To Deliver Drugs

Corrected on January 29, 2017

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.

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Southern Border Wall: Campaign Slogan Meets Reality

Corrected on January 24, 2017

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."

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New Ghanaian President's Speech Sounds Familiar

Corrected on January 10, 2017

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.

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Trump Business Deals In Southeast Asia Raise Conflict Of Interest Concerns

Corrected on January 6, 2017

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.

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Gun Deaths In Chicago Reach Startling Number As Year Closes

Corrected on January 6, 2017

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.