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Weekend Edition Saturday

Trailblazing journalist Barbara Walters has died at 93

Corrected on 2022-12-31 00:00:00

A previous photo caption incorrectly said that Walters was married five times to four different men. In fact, she was married four times to three different men.

Intense cold strained, but didn't break, the U.S. electric grid. That was lucky

Corrected on 2023-01-06 00:00:00

A previous version of this story stated incorrectly that the Southwest Power Pool "was using every source of electricity it had — there was nothing more available." In fact, the utility did have the ability to produce more power and draw on additional resources if necessary. The story has also been updated to clarify that the record for demand set by the utility was a winter record.

Weekend Edition Saturday

These are the humanitarian crises expected to worsen in 2023

Corrected on 2022-12-18 00:00:00

An earlier headline for this story incorrectly referred to the International Rescue Committee's watchlist of humanitarian crises for the coming year as a list for 2024. The list is for 2023.

Russia launches new wave of air attacks across Ukraine

Corrected on 2022-12-16 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that at least 80 missiles were launched at Ukraine. In fact, regional military administrators said at least 70 missiles were launched.

Road to Partition

Corrected on 2022-12-21 00:00:00

A previous version of this episode mistakenly referred to Winston Churchill as being Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1919. While active in British politics, Churchill did not become Prime Minister until 1940.

Morning Edition

U.S. reaches a fusion power milestone. Will it be enough to save the planet?

Corrected on 2022-12-13 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story incorrectly quoted Mark Herrmann as saying that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been working on nuclear fusion using lasers for almost 16 years. The laboratory has been working on it for almost 60 years.

Dec. 14, 2022

An earlier version of this story described the "gain" from the fusion experiment as 150%. The total power out of the fusion reaction was 150% of the power put in by the lasers, representing an overall gain of 50%. The language in the story has been updated to clarify the result.

Morocco shocks Spain to become the first Arab team to reach the World Cup's final 8

Corrected on 2022-12-06 00:00:00

An earlier headline on this story incorrectly said Morocco was the first African country to make it to the World Cup's round of 8. It's the first Arab country to do so. Also, an earlier version of the teaser for this story incorrectly said no other team from outside Europe or South America had ever made it this far in the World Cup. In fact, others have, but not this year.

Morning Edition

For patients with sickle cell disease, fertility care is about reproductive justice

Corrected on 2022-12-12 00:00:00

In the audio of this story, as well as in a previous web version, we mistakenly say 11 states have laws mandating coverage of fertility preservation treatments for patients facing other medical treatments that could impair fertility. In fact, 12 states have such laws. Also, the audio incorrectly says Irene Su is with UC San Francisco; in fact, she is with UC San Diego.

Water works (except when it doesn't)

Corrected on 2022-12-06 00:00:00

In an earlier version of this episode we erroneously attributed quotes from Tom Rooney, speaking in a panel at a recent water conference at Columbia University, to the panel moderator Alex Loucopoulos.

Celebs and dignitaries meet at the White House for Biden's state dinner

Corrected on 2022-12-02 00:00:00

A previous version of this story misidentified one of the guests at the dinner. He was Kurt Russell, the 2022 teacher of the year, not the actor with the same name. Also, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attended the dinner with his mother, not his wife.

Morning Edition

Why China's 'zero COVID' policy is finally faltering

Corrected on 2022-12-14 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story stated that the government locked down the residents of Shanghai for two months this past summer. The lockdown in fact was in the spring. The post has been corrected.

beabadoobee: Tiny Desk Concert

Corrected on 2022-12-02 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story misspelled the last name of Bobby Hawk, and misidentified which instrument he is playing. He plays a violin, not a viola.

The U.S. ties England in a scoreless World Cup game

Corrected on 2022-11-25 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the Group B standings after the second round of games. England has 4 points, Iran has 3 points, the U.S. has 2 points and Wales has 1 point.

With the GOP in control of the House, here's who's likely to lead key committees

Corrected on 2022-11-23 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story reported that Kevin Brady, the ranking Republican member on the House Ways and Means Committee, would likely take the helm of the committee. Brady is retiring in January.

The earlier version also incorrectly said a steering committee traditionally elects the longest-serving member on each panel to become chair of that committee. But House Republicans have a six-year term limit for chair, and often have competitive races for the position.

What we know so far about the Colorado Springs shooting

Corrected on 2022-11-21 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story and its headline reported that the suspect would definitively be charged with murder and hate crimes. Prosecutors say formal charges have not yet been filed.

Corey Gray Is Picking Up Cosmic Vibrations

Corrected on 2022-11-29 00:00:00

An earlier version of this podcast incorrectly stated what LIGO stands for. LIGO is short for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.

Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto wins Nevada Senate race

Corrected on 2022-11-13 00:00:00

A photo caption in an earlier version of this story mistakenly said voters elected Republican Adam Laxalt over incumbent Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto to represent Nevada in the U.S. Senate. Cortez Masto defeated Laxalt to keep her seat, according to a projection by the Associated Press.

Daylight saving time ends Sunday. Here are 4 things you should know

Corrected on 2022-11-05 00:00:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Navajo Nation does not observe daylight saving time. In fact, it does. An earlier version of this story also included a caption that said Daylight Saving Time would end on Nov. 7, 2022. It ends on Nov. 6, 2022.

Glaciers from Yosemite to Kilimanjaro are predicted to disappear by 2050

Corrected on 2022-11-10 00:00:00

The report referenced looks at permanent snow or ice bodies, of which glaciers are a subset. As of the most recent data collection by the two databases used in the report, Yellowstone has several small ice bodies but does not have glaciers, which move.

All Things Considered

Big food companies commit to 'regenerative agriculture' but skepticism remains

Corrected on 2022-11-03 00:00:00

A previous version of this story said the coalition of major food companies plans to nearly triple the amount of regenerative farmland over the next eight years. That is not their plan, instead that is what would be required to meet goals in the Paris climate agreement.

Weekend Edition Sunday

A controversial election theory at the Supreme Court is tied to a disputed document

Corrected on 2022-11-03 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story included a portrait whose subject was incorrectly identified as Charles Pinckney, a delegate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 who presented a plan of government. In fact, the portrait's subject was a cousin of Pinckney who also attended the convention, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.

Millions of Ukrainians have escaped the war. Many still can't find enough work

Corrected on 2022-11-10 00:00:00

A previous version of this web story cited the International Rescue Committee as saying it typically gives Ukrainians in need a one-time payment of $145. The organization has notified NPR that it provided the wrong information. The correct amount it gives is 70 euros, roughly $71, per month for three months, adding up to $213.

The Grim Reaper of retail: Spirit Halloween

Corrected on 2022-10-26 00:00:00

A previous version of the audio incorrectly included a line that mentioned that people are moving away from the suburbs. This line has been edited out because the population growth of the suburbs has been in decline, but it has not shrunk.

Outside groups have spent nearly $1 billion so far to boost GOP Senate candidates

Corrected on 2022-10-27 00:00:00

A previous version of the story and headline referred to "dark money" groups spending nearly $1 billion on GOP Senate candidates. While outside groups are spending that amount, "dark money" refers to groups that don't have to disclose their donors. Not all of these outside groups are "dark money" groups.

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump

Corrected on 2022-10-22 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the subpoena came weeks after the panel voted. In fact, the latest action occurred a little more than a week after the committee vote.

Morning Edition

A teenager asks her mom: When can I wear the hijab?

Corrected on 2022-10-22 00:00:00

A previous introduction to this story incorrectly stated that Basma Alawee and Danna Aljubouri came to the U.S. from Iran. In fact, they came from Iraq.

Hubble's 1995 image of a star nursery was amazing. Take a look at NASA's new version

Corrected on 2022-10-24 00:00:00

Due to an error in a NASA press release that has since been resolved, an earlier version of this story mistakenly said that the Webb telescope was unable to see through a mix of gas and dust in the Pillars of Creation. NASA says the telescope has in fact been able to reveal a couple galaxies beyond the Pillars of Creation, but has not been able to reveal a significant number of new galaxies.