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Morning Edition

Morning news brief

Corrected on 2023-12-29 00:00:00

A production error in an earlier audio version of the story led to the incorrect identifications of a Polish protester and a Ukrainian driver.

Morning Edition

Google releases its list of the top search terms for 2023

Corrected on 2023-12-28 00:00:00

An earlier audio version of this story incorrectly characterized the medical event suffered by Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin as a "heart attack." In fact, Hamlin said his heart stopped because of commotio cordis. The reference was removed from an updated version.

What is hospice care? 6 myths about this end-of-life option

Corrected on 2023-12-28 00:00:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that recertification is unusual. In fact, it is becoming more frequent, according to Amy Tucci, the president and CEO of the Hospice Foundation of America.

Up First briefing: Top U.S. officials visit Mexico; 'Parasite' actor Lee Sun-kyun dies

Corrected on 2023-12-27 00:00:00

A previous version of this newsletter incorrectly stated that a U.S. service member was killed by a drone strike at a base in northern Iraq. A related audio story incorrectly stated the same and that the U.S. responded with a strike in Syria that killed an Iranian commander. In fact, no U.S. service member was killed in the drone strike in northern Iraq. And it was Israel that Iran claims fired an air strike into Syria, killing an Iranian commander.

Blinken Travels To Mexico, U.S. Targeted By Iran-Backed Militias, Bidenomics

Corrected on 2023-12-27 00:00:00

A previous version of this audio story incorrectly stated that a U.S. service member was killed at a base in northern Iraq and that the U.S. responded with a strike in Syria that killed an Iranian commander. In fact, no U.S. service member was killed in northern Iraq and it was Israel that Iran claims fired an air strike into Syria, killing an Iranian commander.

Morning Edition

U.S. and Israeli confrontations with Iran-backed militias have increased

Corrected on 2023-12-27 00:00:00

A previous version of this audio story incorrectly stated that a U.S. service member was killed at a base in northern Iraq and that the U.S. responded with a strike in Syria that killed an Iranian commander. In fact, no U.S. service member was killed in northern Iraq and it was Israel that Iran claims fired an air strike into Syria, killing an Iranian commander.

Morning Edition

Morning news brief

Corrected on 2023-12-27 00:00:00

A previous version of this audio story incorrectly stated that a U.S. service member was killed at a base in northern Iraq and that the U.S. responded with a strike in Syria that killed an Iranian commander. In fact, no U.S. service member was killed in northern Iraq and it was Israel that Iran claims fired an air strike into Syria, killing an Iranian commander.

Canada grapples with the effects of deteriorating relations with India and China

Corrected on 2024-01-03 00:00:00

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there was "credible evidence" that agents of the Indian government were involved in the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. PM Trudeau said there were "credible allegations" tied to Nijjar's killing.

All Things Considered

How 'blood gold' from Africa is funding Russia's war on Ukraine

Corrected on 2024-02-07 00:00:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous web version, we incorrectly say that "The Blood Gold Report" was produced in conjunction with Democracy 21. It was produced in conjunction with 21Democracy, a different organization.

All Things Considered

Virtual reality gives a boost to the 'lazy eye'

Corrected on 2023-12-27 00:00:00

An earlier version of this article misidentified neuroscientist Elizabeth Quinlan's academic affiliation. She is at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, not the University of Maryland.

Morning Edition

Georgia redistricting tests if the Voting Rights Act protects 'coalition districts'

Corrected on 2023-12-20 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story said the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Voting Rights Act does not protects coalition districts. In fact, the 6th Circuit has ruled that way, while the 5th Circuit has scheduled to take up the issue in a Texas redistricting case next year.

All Things Considered

Jonathan Majors convicted in split verdict, dropped from Marvel

Corrected on 2023-12-20 00:00:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said "the jury found Majors innocent of intentional assault in the third degree and aggravated harassment in the second degree." In fact the jury found Majors not guilty of those charges.

Olivia Rodrigo: Tiny Desk Concert

Corrected on 2023-12-14 00:00:00

An original version of this Tiny Desk credited Elizabeth Gaba as a performer. Their name is Gaba.

Morning Edition

Are there too many people in Colorado for gray wolves to thrive?

Corrected on 2023-11-29 00:00:00

An earlier audio version of this story indicated that gray wolves once were wiped out by hunting in Colorado. The corrected version reports only that they were wiped out before they were reintroduced in 2020.

A Court Ruling Poses A New Threat To The Voting Rights Act's Protections

Corrected on 2023-11-29 00:00:00

A previous version of this podcast episode incorrectly stated that a local election official in Mississippi's Hinds County had admitted to local media that they did not follow state law and preprint enough ballots for Election Day. This reference was dated and did not refer to the 2022 general election.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Netflix restores Hollywood's iconic Egyptian Theatre

Corrected on 2023-11-17 00:00:00

In this report, we incorrectly say Netflix bought The Paris Theater in August. Netflix signed a lease agreement to keep The Paris Theater open in 2019.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Many generic drugs are in short supply

Corrected on 2023-11-12 00:00:00

In this broadcast report, we incorrectly refer to oncologist Yoram Unguru as Thomas Unguru.

Morning Edition

Netanyahu's references to violent biblical passages raise alarm among critics

Corrected on 2024-01-30 00:00:00

This interview incorrectly says a quote from a speech that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave on Oct. 28 refers to the Amalekites from the biblical Book of Samuel. The prime minister's office added a citation to his written and translated remarks to indicate Netanyahu was quoting from the Book of Deuteronomy. Both stories call for the Israelites to completely eliminate their attackers. In the Book of Deuteronomy, the text reads "blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven."

Morning Edition

Youths say boredom and basic needs landed them at Maryland detention centers

Corrected on 2023-11-08 00:00:00

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the number of youth arrests for violent crime nationwide was 424,300 in 2020. That figure actually represents youth arrests for all crimes that year.

Editor's note: The audio and text story have been updated to use the initials of a young person interviewed and to remove some images.

Morning Edition

Malcolm X arrives — finally — at New York's Metropolitan Opera

Corrected on 2023-11-03 00:00:00

A previous version of this feature stated that the Metropolitan Opera has only presented one other opera by a Black composer previous to X. In fact, the Met has presented two operas by Terence Blanchard since 2021: Fire Shut Up in My Bones and Champion. Anthony Davis is still the second Black composer to have his work presented by the Met.

All Things Considered

'The Unmarked Graveyard' digs into the mysteries surrounding author Dawn Powell

Corrected on 2023-10-30 00:00:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that today, Dawn Powell's son would be diagnosed as having cerebral palsy and schizophrenia. Per Powell's biographer, Tim Page, today Dawn Powell's son would actually be diagnosed with autism.

The Three Faces of Ataturk

Corrected on 2023-10-30 00:00:00

An earlier version of this episode incorrectly said that the word "genocide" was first used to describe actions taken by Ottomans against Armenians. Most historians view the series of massacres and displacements of Armenians started by Ottoman forces in 1915 as a "genocide,"but the word "genocide" was not coined until 1944. Turkey denies the label, "genocide," and says the deaths came amid widespread regional conflict.

Freed Israeli hostage: Hamas kidnapping was 'hell'

Corrected on 2023-10-24 00:00:00

NPR has updated this story to reflect a more accurate translation of Yocheved Lifshitz's statement describing her time in captivity as "hell," rather than a "nightmare" as previously published.

How IBM's gamble ushered in the computer age

Corrected on 2023-10-24 00:00:00

In a previous version of this episode, we stated that Thomas Watson Jr. fought on the side of the United States in World War II while IBM, under his father's leadership, was doing business with the Nazi regime. As a World War II pilot, Watson didn't fight in combat missions, but some of his missions did take him through combat zones where he faced enemy fire. And while IBM did sell technology to the Nazi government in the years leading up to the U.S.'s involvement in World War II, by the time the U.S. entered the war and Watson was serving in the war, the German government had seized the assets of American companies, curtailing IBM's control over its German operations.