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Morning Edition

In The Aftermath Of The Camp Fire, A Slow, Simmering Crisis In Nearby Chico

Corrected on January 15, 2019

In the audio, as in an earlier Web version of this story, we say Randall Stone became Chico's mayor a few days before the Camp Fire ignited in November 2018. And in the earlier Web version, we said he was elected mayor in November. He was actually selected as mayor by the City Council on Dec. 4, 2018.

Morning Edition

Bidding Farewell To 'Hello, Dolly!': Actress Carol Channing Dies At 97

Corrected on January 15, 2019

An earlier version of this story said Carol Channing was born in 1923. She was born in 1921. Also, Thornton Wilder's first name was misspelled as Thorton. And because of incorrect information from AP, a previous caption in the slideshow referred to the saxophone Channing was playing as a bass. It is a baritone sax.

The Longest Government Shutdown In History, No Longer — How 1995 Changed Everything

Corrected on January 12, 2019

In a previous version of this story, we said there were a half-dozen shutdowns during the Carter administration. In fact, there were just five. In addition, we said the 2013 shutdown lasted 17 days; it lasted 16 days. In a previous caption, we described a John Boehner press conference on Dec. 21, 1995, as coming shortly before a government shutdown. The 1995-96 shutdown began earlier in the month.

The Allegations Against R. Kelly: An Abridged History

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A caption on an earlier version of this story said Kitti Jones first spoke about allegations against R. Kelly in an October 2018 Rolling Stone story. She had been interviewed on the allegations for a July 2017 BuzzFeed article. And the interview with Rolling Stone appeared in October 2017.

Weekend Edition Saturday

What's Driving Up the Number Of Deaths By Car Accidents?

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A Web intro to this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All Things Considered

Al-Qaida Reasserts Itself With Khorasan Group

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of this story incorrectly called the TSA the Transportation Safety Administration. It is the Transportation Security Administration.

Morning Edition

GM CEO Pressed On Handling Of Ignition Switch Defect

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A Web intro to this story incorrectly referred to the National Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Graco Recalls Nearly 3.8 Million Child Car Seats

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Walking While Old: Seniors Face Greatest Death Risk

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Double Take 'Toons: Safety Worst?

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of this story incorrectly called the TSA the Transportation Safety Administration. It is the Transportation Security Administration.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Sorry, Mom: The Toyota Avalon Is The Most American Car Made Today

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of this story and caption incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All Things Considered

High-Tech Rearview Mirror Can Curb Blind Spots

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

National Review: The Trouble With TSA

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of this story incorrectly called the TSA the Transportation Safety Administration. It is the Transportation Security Administration.

All Things Considered

Unintended Acceleration Not Limited To Toyotas

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

LaHood Backs Off 'Stop Driving Toyotas' Remark

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All Things Considered

Letters: Planes; 'Classic' Clunkers; Folsom Prison

Corrected on January 11, 2019

In a previous version of the Web intro to this story, we incorrectly called the TSA the Transportation Safety Administration. It is the Transportation Security Administration.

All Things Considered

The Day That Defined A Presidency: Sept. 11, 2001

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of this story incorrectly called the TSA the Transportation Safety Administration. It is the Transportation Security Administration.

All Things Considered

The Dispute over Security Screeners and Unions

Corrected on January 11, 2019

In a previous version of the Web intro to this story, we incorrectly called the TSA the Transportation Safety Administration. It is the Transportation Security Administration.

All Things Considered

Highway Agency to Require Vehicle Stability Controls

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous version of and a Web intro to this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All Things Considered

Minivans, SUVs Face Tougher Efficiency Standards

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A Web intro to this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Morning Edition

U.S. Highway Deaths Fell in 2003

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A Web intro to this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Morning Edition

Seatbelt Safety

Corrected on January 11, 2019

A previous Web intro to this story incorrectly referred to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Where Does Illegal Immigration Mostly Occur? Here's What The Data Tell Us

Corrected on January 10, 2019

An earlier version of this story said the Border Patrol employed more than 23,000 people in 2017, more than double the number in 1993. According to Customs and Border Protection statistics, the Border Patrol actually employed more than 19,000 people in fiscal 2017, nearly five times the number in 1993. In addition, the story said that in fiscal 2018, the Tucson sector apprehended 400,000 people, a quarter of whom were unaccompanied minors. Actually, the CBP reported over 52,000 apprehensions in the Tucson sector in that time, 5,000 of whom were unaccompanied minors.

All Things Considered

Working The Holidays As An Amazon Worker

Corrected on January 9, 2019

In this report, Vox reporter Chavie Lieber mistakenly says federal law requires that employees be given breaks. State laws govern employee breaks. In the example given, Lieber was referring to Minnesota state law.

Nevada Death Row Inmate Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

Corrected on January 8, 2019

A previous version of this story incorrectly said Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt lost his bid for re-election. Laxalt did not run for re-election; instead, he ran for governor but lost that race.

Morning Edition

Making 'Surviving R. Kelly': A Conversation With Executive Producer Dream Hampton

Corrected on January 7, 2019

In the Web version of this story, dream hampton states that Elvis and Priscilla Presley married when she was 14 years old. In fact, while they did meet in 1959 when Priscilla was 14 and began living together while she was still in her teens, they were not married until 1967.

All Things Considered

If A Worm Makes You Sick, Can This Cup Of Tea Cure You?

Corrected on January 7, 2019

The audio version of this story incorrectly refers to snails as crustaceans. Snails are in fact part of the mollusk family, along with slugs, clams, mussels and octopuses.

JonBenét Ramsey's Brother Settles Defamation Lawsuit With CBS

Corrected on January 5, 2019

An earlier version of this story said JonBenét Ramsey's parents received a formal apology from the Boulder County district attorney in 2008. The letter, which mentions both parents and their son, was addressed to father John Ramsey. JonBenét's mother, Patsy Ramsey, had died two years earlier.

7 Killed In Fiery Florida Wreck, Including 5 Children Headed To Disney World

Corrected on January 5, 2019

An earlier version of this story said that the injured pregnant woman had given birth, based on an earlier statement from Kevin Cox of the Louisiana district of the United Pentecostal Church International. In an updated post, he says the woman hasn't yet given birth, but she and her unborn child are in stable condition.

All Things Considered

Devastating Wildfires Force California's Largest Utility To Plan Sale Of Gas Assets

Corrected on January 4, 2019

An earlier version of this story gave a combined death toll for the Camp Fire and last year's wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties. The fires referred to in Napa and Sonoma counties took place in 2017. In addition, at one point, we said the Camp Fire occurred last month. It burned in November 2018. And we previously said that California was one of only two states with a law known as "inverse condemnation." The state is one of only a few that have applied this legal doctrine of inverse condemnation liability to utilities.

Morning Edition

Scientists Have 'Hacked Photosynthesis' In Search Of More Productive Crops

Corrected on January 3, 2019

An earlier version of this story stated that photosynthesis in corn and sugar cane is more productive because it doesn't rely on the protein Rubisco. In fact, these and other "C4" plants also use Rubisco, but have evolved ways to work around its limitations.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Corrected on January 3, 2019

In the audio that is uploaded to this page, we incorrectly say the photo taken on the far side of the moon is the first ever to show it. It is actually the first such photo taken from the surface. Others have been taken from space.

China Becomes First Country To Land On Far Side Of Moon, State Media Announce

Corrected on January 3, 2019

A previous version of this story and a photo caption said these are the first photos ever seen of the moon's normally hidden far side. Previous photos have been taken from space. These are the first images captured from the surface.

In addition, Purdue University planetary scientist Briony Horgan's name was misspelled as Briorny.

China Takes Wind Out Of Apple iPhone Sales

Corrected on January 3, 2019

A previous version of this story and a summary on the homepage incorrectly said Apple was the first company worth $1 trillion. It is the first private sector company worth $1 trillion.

Morning Edition

Trade Wars Keep U.S. Farmers' Chickpeas In Silos

Corrected on January 3, 2019

In this report, we incorrectly say that the U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership "earlier this year." The correct year is 2017, not 2018.

All Things Considered

For One Violinist, Elevating Music By Black Composers Is A 20-Year Mission

Corrected on January 3, 2019

In this report, we state that Billy Childs "got a cold dose of how the classical establishment feels about composers of color when he went to the University of California." Childs said during an interview with NPR that he became "aware of race in music" when he studied composition at USC. But since this story aired, he has clarified that he encountered racism in the music world after graduating from the school, not while he was a student there.

Chickpeas Sit In Silos As Trump's Trade Wars Wage On

Corrected on January 3, 2019

In the audio, as in a previous Web version of this story, we incorrectly say that the U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2018. The correct year is 2017. Also, the Web version has been updated to say that India imposed a global tariff on pulse crops and other farm products in late 2017.

NASA Probe Sends Pictures Of An Object 4 Billion Miles From The Sun

Corrected on January 1, 2019

An earlier version of this story inaccurately described Ultima Thule as a planet in the story and headline. It is not a planet but a "minor planet," and is one of the small objects that make up the Kuiper belt, a ring of icy objects at the outskirts of our solar system.