Corrected on December 31, 2013
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that Pharrell Williams has been nominated for an Oscar. In fact, Williams has a song that's eligible, but nominations haven't been announced yet.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that Pharrell Williams has been nominated for an Oscar. In fact, Williams has a song that's eligible, but nominations haven't been announced yet.
A previous version of this story misidentified the weapon used to kill the character Tara Knowles on FX's Sons of Anarchy.
A previous Web introduction incorrectly said that the Rev. Frank Schaefer's congregation was unaware that he presided over his son's 2007 same-sex wedding until this year. In fact, the disciplinary proceedings were prompted by a parishioner's report to church authorities this year.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly identified Sheryl Sandberg as CEO of Facebook. Sandberg is the COO.
This post previously omitted a key reason the tech coalition was invited to the White House — eight of the members have united in calling for government surveillance reform.
The audio of this story — as did a previous Web version – misstated the original name of Silicon Valley. It was Valley of Heart's Delight, not Valley of Heavenly Delights.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly said that Marchex would be releasing state-by-state cursing information this week. It's actually a study on the businesses that get cursed at the most by consumers over the phone.
An earlier Web version of this story incorrectly stated that Francisco Vasquez became Ellie's godfather on Friday. In fact, the ceremony was moved up to Thursday.
A previous version of the chart showing how many residents by state had selected a health plan in October and November used totals that were too high.
Previous audio and Web versions of this story incorrectly said that Nora Ephron directed When Harry Met Sally.
A previous Web version of this story incorrectly referred to Erik Frandsen as Eric Franzen.
An earlier Web version of this story incorrectly noted that no one was killed during the 2001 collision between U.S. and Chinese aircraft in the South China Sea. In fact, a Chinese pilot died.
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 version of this story host David Greene references American Gothic as the classic image of a farmer and his wife. The image is actually of a farmer and his daughter.
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.
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 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.
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 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's 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.
An earlier version of this post said Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, was born in 1933. He was born in 1923.
We identified the head doctor at Estes Park's hospital as Frank Koschnitzke. His name is Martin Koschnitzke.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A previous Web introduction to this story incorrectly identified professor Lawton Brigham as retired.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An earlier version of this review incorrectly stated that the film is set in Texas. It actually takes place in Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The audio of this story mistakenly refers to the Stanford Law School Constitution Center. The correct name is the Stanford Constitutional Law Center.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
We misidentified the director of the Center for Democracy and Technology's Project on Consumer Privacy. He is Justin Brookman.
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.
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.
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.
In a previous audio version of this story, we mistakenly say Birmingham, Ala., when Montgomery, Ala., was meant.
In the audio of this story, Dick Lehr's "Whitey" co-author is incorrectly identified. He is Gerard — not Gerald — O'Neill.
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.
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.
We imply that the University of Louisville is in the Southeastern Athletic Conference. It's actually in the Big East.
A previous Web introduction incorrectly called Sally Ride the first woman in space. Ride was the first American woman in space.
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.
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.