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New York proposes a ban on guns that are easy to convert to illegal automatic weapons

Corrected on 2024-05-20T00:00:00-04:00

A previous version of this story quoted Everytown for Gun Safety's Nick Suplina as saying that it is possible to install auto sears on "striker fired" pistols made by manufacturers other than Glock. In fact, Everytown says such a modification would require extensive engineering and expertise. And Suplina said there were no examples of this occurring.

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Groups that register voters are feeling besieged by new state laws

Corrected on 2024-05-16T00:00:00-04:00

An earlier version of this story included a quotation in which the speaker said those charged with a felony lose their right to vote in Kansas. A felony conviction would prevent a Kansan from voting while the sentence is in effect.

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RFK Jr. is not alone. More than a billion people have parasitic worms

Corrected on 2024-05-10T00:00:00-04:00

The original version of this story stated that neurocysticercosis disease, triggered by parasitic worms, is the leading cause of the onset of epilepsy in adults. It is the leading preventable cause of epilepsy worldwide.

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Remembering Steve Albini, rock musician and engineer, who died at 61

Corrected on 2024-05-10T00:00:00-04:00

In this report, we incorrectly say that Annie Clark of St. Vincent remembered seeing the band Big Black in the late 1990s. In fact, in the audio clip used, Clark was recalling when she first heard Big Black, not when she saw the band. Big Black was not touring in the 1990s.

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Celebrities turn out for 2024 Met Gala

Corrected on 2024-05-08T00:00:00-04:00

In this report, we incorrectly say a dress worn for a previous Met Gala by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez read, "eat the rich." In fact, the words on the dress were "tax the rich."

Fresh Air

'A Man in Full' chronicles the final 10 days of a wealthy, charismatic villain

Corrected on 2024-05-08T00:00:00-04:00

The audio version of this story incorrectly identifies the stars of A Man in Full as Jeff Bridges. The series stars Jeff Daniels. The audio version of the story also states that Regina Hall directed some of the series' episodes. In fact, they were directed by Regina King.

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Is it easy for migrants to enter the U.S.? We went to the border to find out

Corrected on 2024-05-07T00:00:00-04:00

An earlier version of this story noted that an NPR team walked across the border without being asked to show passports. The story now reflects that border agents asked for passports at a later, second checkpoint a few yards inside the United States.

All Things Considered

Former White House adviser Hope Hick testifies in Trump's criminal trial

Corrected on 2024-05-04T00:00:00-04:00

An earlier version of this story referenced January 2017 as being one year into Donald Trump's presidency. January 2018 was one year into his presidency.

Also, at 1:10 into the segment, the reporter references the "fall of 2020." The events in question took place four years prior, in the fall of 2016.

Amazon, Target and other retailers pull weighted infant sleepwear over safety fears

Corrected on 2024-05-07T00:00:00-04:00

In an earlier version of this story, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said it was aware of one death from a weighted infant sleep product. The story has been updated to reflect that the CPSC has since said it is aware of multiple deaths associated with a weighted infant sleep product.

The case of the stolen masks

Corrected on 2024-04-29T00:00:00-04:00

This episode has been updated to clarify that the reason the Rubin Museum is shuttering its building is not directly linked to repatriation.

Samsung gets $6.4 billion to build massive semiconductor plants in central Texas

Corrected on 2024-04-15T00:00:00-04:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Taylor, Texas is northwest of Austin, and that TSMC and Intel are receiving grants to build manufacturing plants in several states, including Nevada. Taylor is northeast of Austin. And the TSMC and Intel projects are in several states (Arizona, Ohio, New Mexico and Oregon) but not Nevada.

If convicted this year, Trump could lose the right to vote for himself

Corrected on 2024-04-26T00:00:00-04:00

An earlier version of this story said Donald Trump's voting rights would not be affected by a conviction in the federal election interference case, since the case is in Washington, D.C., which does not disenfranchise people with felonies. In fact, Trump would lose his Florida voting rights with a conviction because it's a federal case.

A Boeing whistleblower raises fresh concerns about the 787, and the FAA investigates

Corrected on 2024-04-09T00:00:00-04:00

In an earlier version of this story, we said the FAA grounded the 787 Dreamliner in 2021. That is incorrect – the FAA only halted deliveries of the plane.

Clarification: The story also did not specify which plane Salehpour was referencing in a quote. We have added that it was the 777 for clarity.

Is DEI a slur now? Plus, control & basketball

Corrected on 2024-04-05T00:00:00-04:00

In a previous version of this story, a guest said that in response to the NLRB ruling, Dartmouth's PR team stated the school might take this all the way up to the Supreme Court. But in a statement, Dartmouth had said they might ultimately need to appeal to a federal court.

A nervous parent's guide to starting your baby on solid foods

Corrected on 2024-05-17T00:00:00-04:00

A previous version of this story stated that Dr. Amna Husain is based in South Carolina. She is based in North Carolina. And this story misattributed the idea that "combination feeding" may lead to confusion for babies to Husain. It is a common misconception that Husain disagrees with, and we have added a quote from her explaining why she is a proponent of this method.

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People in Gaza, suffering from mass hunger, are dying in quests to get food

Corrected on 2024-04-17T00:00:00-04:00

On March 27, NPR quoted a Jordanian official claiming there were as many as 30,000 aid trucks held up at the Rafah crossing with Egypt to enter Gaza. We were subsequently unable to confirm this figure and no longer believe it is accurate. Ahmed Naimat, spokesman for Jordan's National Center for Security and Crisis Management, said he based the number on satellite images but did not provide them. NPR's own analysis of later satellite images does not support that figure. Most aid groups currently estimate that as of early April 2024 there were generally between 3,000 and 7,000 trucks waiting to be allowed into the Gaza Strip pending Israeli security-related inspections.

What is the new etiquette for tipping?

Corrected on 2024-03-29T00:00:00-04:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that some payment systems like Square take a portion of the tip. While Square charges a fee based on the whole transaction, including tip, a representative from Square says the worker still gets the full amount of their tip.

The Great Textbook War

Corrected on 2024-03-25T00:00:00-04:00

Adam Laats says in this episode that "there's a very famous group burning textbooks in 1940. It's the Nazis." While it is true that in 1940 the Nazis were well known for burning books, most, if not all, of the book burning by the Nazis took place in 1933.

The billion dollar war behind U.S. rum

Corrected on 2024-03-18T00:00:00-04:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Diageo owned Jose Cuervo and Dom Pérignon. In fact, Diageo had distribution rights to Jose Cuervo and has partial ownership of Dom Pérignon.

Why Ireland is one of the most pro-Palestinian nations in the world

Corrected on 2024-03-14T00:00:00-04:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Fatin Al Tamimi as chairperson of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. She is the vice chairperson. The wrong century also was listed for the the great famine. It was in the 19th century.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Sunday Puzzle: Can you guess the body part with these clues?

Corrected on 2024-03-10T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of the challenge answer misspelled Malala Yousafzai's first name. Also, a previous version of this week's challenge mistakenly began by saying to: "Take a body part, and a letter at beginning and end." The correct directions are: "Take a body part, add a letter at beginning and end."

Weekend Edition Sunday

It's not easy being Colombia's 1st left-wing president

Corrected on 2024-03-10T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this web story mistakenly said Colombia's president was seeking to appoint the country's first female attorney general. Viviane Morales became the first woman appointed to that post in December 2010.