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Hog Farmers Scramble to Drain Waste Pools Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

Corrected on September 11, 2018

A previous Web version of this story said that a state of emergency in North Carolina allows farmers to spray more manure on more fields. This is not the case. The state of emergency does temporarily remove restrictions on the size and weight of trucks carrying livestock, poultry or animal feed.

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Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors Face Lifelong Financial Burdens

Corrected on September 4, 2018

In the audio, as in a previous version of the Web story, we incorrectly say that Derek Brown is at George Washington University in St. Louis. The correct name is Washington University.

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Big Questions Remain On Whether Canada Will Agree To Tentative Trade Deal

Corrected on August 29, 2018

In this report, Matthew Gold is referred to as a former deputy U.S. trade representative. In fact, he is a former deputy assistant U.S. trade representative. We also report that Gold said that during the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, Canada was ready to remove tariffs on poultry, dairy and egg products coming from the U.S. In fact, Gold said Canadian officials "did agree to lower their special tariffs" but not to completely eliminate them.

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This Georgia County May Close All But 2 Polling Places

Corrected on August 24, 2018

An earlier Web version of this story incorrectly said there is no public transportation system in Randolph County. In fact, there is a limited public transportation system in the county.

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Charlottesville Residents Remember Deadly 'Unite The Right' Rally

Corrected on August 16, 2018

In the introduction to this story, we say that Heather Heyer was murdered by someone who drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters. In fact, while the driver has been charged with murder and other crimes, he has not yet gone to trial.

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For Some Facebook Employees, Free Food Is Coming To An End

Corrected on August 15, 2018

An earlier version of the Web story referred to changes in Facebook's meal policies for employees as the result of an agreement between the company and the city of Mountain View, Calif. The terms are between Facebook and its office developer, which made the agreement with the city.

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Guinness Opens Its First U.S. Brewery In 64 Years

Corrected on August 6, 2018

An earlier Web version of this story incorrectly referred to Cindy Mullikin as Cindy Mulligan and incorrectly said her family runs Mully's Brewery. She co-owns and manages the brewery with her husband.

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Trump Refuses To Back Intelligence Agencies' Election Interference Findings

Corrected on July 18, 2018

In this report, we say that the 17 spy agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community have concluded that Russia intervened in the American presidential election. While it is correct that the conclusion was issued by the director of national intelligence, who speaks for all U.S. intelligence agencies, the work that led to the conclusion was done by three of the 17 — the CIA, FBI and NSA.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Weighs In On Trump-Putin Summit

Corrected on July 17, 2018

In this report, we mistakenly say that Jon Lemire of The Associated Press asked President Putin if he wanted Donald Trump to win the 2016 election. In fact, it was Jeff Mason of Reuters who asked that question.

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The Big Debate: Soccer Or Football?

Corrected on July 2, 2018

In this report, Stefan Szymanski is referred to as the author of It's Football, Not Soccer (And Vice Versa). In fact, he is co-author of the book with Silke-Maria Weineck, a professor of comparative literature and professor of German studies at the University of Michigan.

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The U.S. Has A Long, Troubled History Of Detaining Families Together

Corrected on June 30, 2018

A previous version of this story incorrectly said the 20-day limitation on the detention of migrant children was imposed two decades ago. The original settlement on the issue was reached in 1997, but it has been altered in recent years. In addition, this story had incorrectly suggested that the government stopped using the T. Don Hutto Residential Center as a family detention center two years after it was criticized in a 2009 report. The center was switched to a women-only facility in 2009.

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To Answer Hollywood's Diversity Problem, California Program Hands Kids The Camera

Corrected on June 24, 2018

A previous version of this web story incorrectly said Ana-Christina Ramón is the assistant director of UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. She held that position until 2017, when she became director of research and civic engagement for the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA, her current role.

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Supreme Court Ruling Means Some Online Purchases Will Cost More

Corrected on June 23, 2018

A previous version of this story incorrectly described which businesses the South Dakota law applies to. According the Supreme Court ruling, the law covers sellers that either "deliver more than $100,000 of goods or services into the State or engage in 200 or more separate transactions for the delivery of goods or services into the State."

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Closures Of Schools In Puerto Rico Complicate Family Life

Corrected on June 21, 2018

A previous headline with this story incorrectly said that a judge blocked the closure of 265 schools in Puerto Rico. In fact, a judge has blocked the closure of only some of these schools.

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U.S. And North Korea: How We Got Here

Corrected on June 10, 2018

Isaac Stone Fish asserted that 54,000 Americans were killed in the Korean war. This figure was widely accepted for decades. However, the Department of Defense later clarified that many of these deaths occurred elsewhere, and the actual number of Americans killed in the theater of operations during the Korean War was fewer than 37,000.

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Levees Make Mississippi River Floods Worse, But We Keep Building Them

Corrected on June 1, 2018

A previous photo caption in this story incorrectly stated that the flood wall in Hannibal, Mo., was constructed after the 1993 Mississippi River flood. The wall was built in 1992 and was temporarily built higher during a flood in 2008.

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In Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Wars, A Peacemaker Takes On Her Toughest Case

Corrected on May 30, 2018

An earlier Web version of this story incorrectly stated that an analysis of newspaper records and court filings of sorcery-related killings between 1996 and 2016 was led by the Papua New Guinea National Research Institute. The analysis was led by the Australian National University.

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Japan, China And South Korea To Meet For Talks In Tokyo

Corrected on May 8, 2018

A previous Web introduction to this story incorrectly said that the meeting between Japan, China and South Korea was taking place on Tuesday. The meeting is on Wednesday.

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Chloe And Halle Bailey Are More Than 'Alright'

Corrected on May 7, 2018

A previous version of this story stated that the Chloe and Halle's cover of "Best Thing I Never Had" caught Beyoncé 's attention. The cover was to the song "Pretty Hurts."

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70 Years Later, Memorial Held For Unarmed Black Man Fatally Shot By Police

Corrected on May 7, 2018

In this story, an incomplete identification is given for the Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law. Its full name is the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law.

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1,500 Hawaii Residents Ordered To Evacuate As Volcano Erupts

Corrected on May 4, 2018

A previous Web introduction to this story incorrectly said NPR's Audie Cornish spoke with Hawaii Public Radio's Derrick Malama. Cornish actually spoke with Mileka Lincoln of Hawaii News Now.

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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Responds To R. Kelly

Corrected on May 1, 2018

A previous version of this story stated that an R. Kelly concert in Chicago on Apr. 28 was canceled. It was a performance scheduled for May 5 that has been canceled by promoters.

Time's Up Joins Call To Shut Down R. Kelly

Corrected on May 1, 2018

A previous version of this story incorrectly said the canceled R. Kelly show in Chicago was scheduled for last Friday. The show was actually scheduled for May 5.

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ISIS Bombing Targets Afghan Polling Station

Corrected on April 23, 2018

A previous headline incorrectly said the polling station bombing was carried out by the Taliban. It was an ISIS attack.

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Behind 'Ear Hustle,' The Podcast Made In Prison

Corrected on April 19, 2018

In the audio, as in a previous Web version of this story, we incorrectly refer to Radiotopia as a distributor of podcasts. It is, in fact, a podcast network from PRX.

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50 Years After Johnny Cash, Los Tigres Del Norte Perform At Folsom Prison

Corrected on April 19, 2018

An early version of this story included a Web introduction that incorrectly said members of Los Tigres del Norte were the first free musicians to play at the Folsom Prison since 1968. The group was the first major Latin band to perform at the prison since 1968.

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Parkland Student: March Was 'Just The Start'

Corrected on March 28, 2018

A previous Web version of this story said Jennifer Hudson sang "A Change is Gonna Come" during Saturday's "March for Our Lives." "The Times They Are a-Changin' " is the actual song title.

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After 25 Years, Taking A Look At The Impact Of 'Raw' on WWE

Corrected on March 28, 2018

In an earlier version of this story, we incorrectly said that Raw was on USA Network for the past 25 years. In fact, it was on TNN/Spike TV from 2000 to 2005 before returning to the USA Network.

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A NASA Astronaut Stays In Orbit With SpaceX And Boeing

Corrected on March 26, 2018

A previous version of the Web story said Sunita Williams holds the record for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut. In fact, though she once held the record, that record has been surpassed.

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Civil Rights Chief At HHS Defends The Right To Refuse Care On Religious Grounds

Corrected on March 22, 2018

A previous Web version of this story incorrectly reported that Roger Severino said in an interview that the mission of his division at HHS includes supporting health care workers who object to gender reassignment surgery. He only said that the division would focus on abortion and assisted suicide.

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Why President Trump's Nominee For CIA Director Is In Danger Of Not Getting Confirmed

Corrected on March 16, 2018

During this conversation, journalist Raymond Bonner discusses his reporting for ProPublica. His story asserted that Gina Haspel, who has been nominated to be the next CIA director, played a role in the treatment of al-Qaida suspect Abu Zubaydah during interrogations at a "black site" in Thailand and that she had "mocked" Zubaydah. On March 15, ProPublica issued a retraction, a correction and an apology. Haspel was not in charge of that black site at the time of Zubaydah's interrogations and had not mocked his complaints about the treatment.

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'The Woman's Hour' Documents Pivotal Leaders In The Fight For Suffrage

Corrected on March 15, 2018

During this interview, our guest misspoke and said that all Southern states had rejected the 19th Amendment by the summer of 1920. In fact, some Southern states, including Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas and West Virginia, had ratified the 19th Amendment at that point.

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Sorry, Adults, No New Neurons For Your Aging Brains

Corrected on March 13, 2018

In the audio and an earlier Web version of this report, it was said that 59 brains were studied. In fact, 59 samples from 29 brains were used.

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Reopens After Shooting

Corrected on March 12, 2018

In this report, we say that 17 crosses were placed at a memorial for those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In fact, the memorials also included Stars of David in memory of the Jewish victims.

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Miracle Of Hemophilia Drugs Comes At A Steep Price

Corrected on March 6, 2018

This initial Web version of this article misstated Bayer's U.S. sales of hemophilia drugs in 2016. Sales were 1.17 billion euros or $1.45 billion, not 1.66 billion euros in 2016, or $2 billion.

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New Report Predicts Rising Tides, More Flooding

Corrected on March 5, 2018

An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to the Center for Climate and National Security. It is the Center for Climate and Security.

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Why Pedestrian Deaths Are At A 33-Year High And How To Prevent Them

Corrected on March 2, 2018

An earlier version of this story stated that there was a 42 percent increase in pedestrian deaths in Los Angeles since the mayor launched an initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities two years ago. In fact, it was an 80 percent increase.

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Trump Says Administration Working On 'Very Very Strong' Policies To Combat Opioids

Corrected on March 2, 2018

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that North Dakota first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum is recovering from opioid addiction, as guidance from the White House said. The North Dakota governor's office clarifies that Helgaas Burgum is a recovering alcoholic. She is also an addiction recovery advocate.

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'I Can't Believe I Am The First,' Says Oscar-Nominated Female Cinematographer

Corrected on March 1, 2018

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, the movie Fruitvale Station is incorrectly described as being based on a real-life murder by two transit cops. The killing was actually classified as involuntary manslaughter; one officer was convicted.

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Automakers Say Trump's Anti-NAFTA Push Could Upend Their Industry

Corrected on February 26, 2018

An earlier version of this story said the average amount of U.S. content in a Ford vehicle sold in the U.S. is 80 percent, according to Joe Hinrichs, Ford's head of global operations. In fact, 80 percent refers to the share of Ford vehicles sold in the U.S. that were assembled in the U.S.

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An Anarchist Explains How Hackers Could Cause Global Chaos

Corrected on February 26, 2018

Previous audio and Web versions of this story said that Barrett Brown heard about Anonymous in 2003. In fact, it was in 2006. Also, the raid on Brown referenced in those versions of the story took place in his apartment, not his mother's home, and he posted the YouTube video after a previous raid at his mother's home. Additionally, those versions said Brown had served time in prison for being part of Anonymous. While he was connected to Anonymous, the prison sentence was for threatening a federal officer and other charges to which he pleaded guilty.

And in the audio, as in the previous Web version, Brown's project is called Pursuant. The actual name of the project is Pursuance. Also, in the audio version we say that Stratfor was involved in top-secret government missions like the killing of Osama bin Laden. We should have said that Stratfor emails written in the hours after bin Laden's death and released after an Anonymous hack included sensitive information about the mission, not that Stratfor was involved in that mission.

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Is There Any Way For Schools To Prevent Shootings?

Corrected on February 15, 2018

In a previous audio version of this story, we incorrectly said there has never been a female school shooter. In fact, there have been some females who committed school shootings.

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Psychology Of Fraud: Why Good People Do Bad Things

Corrected on February 14, 2018

In this story, we refer to Toby Groves' lie in 2004 on his mortgage loan application as "his first bad act." We should have noted that according to court records, Groves admitted that he began the "scheme" to defraud banks "on or about June 30, 2003." In addition, court records show he admitted to owing the federal Internal Revenue Service $299,997 for claims made about the tax years 2001-2003.

Also in this story, Groves discusses what he sees as a key moment in his life — his brother's 1986 bank fraud conviction. Groves describes what he says was his father's anguish over a front-page newspaper story. Our Web coverage includes illustrations that make it appear as if a photo of Groves' brother was on the front page and that the family's name was in the headline. But archives show that the Cincinnati Enquirer's coverage did not include a front-page image of Groves' brother. The family's name was not in the headline. Instead, the brother's name appeared inside the newspaper.

The details about others in this report — including researchers Lamar Pierce, Francesca Gino and Ann Tenbrunsel — are not in question.

The blog Paul Vanderveen's Attitude of Reciprocity drew NPR's attention back to this story.

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'A Fantastic Woman' Is As Strong And Complicated As Its Star

Corrected on February 12, 2018

An earlier version of this story used the incorrect pronoun "him" in the sentence "And she's adamant that Marina not attend Orlando's funeral, something she emphasizes by always addressing her as Daniel."

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Candidates In San Francisco Mayoral Race Show How Much Tech Has Changed The City

Corrected on February 5, 2018

In this report, we say Brad Chapin was among dozens of people testifying in support of London Breed, San Francisco's acting mayor. As Chapin said at a public meeting, he believes the acting or appointed mayor should be a woman of color such as Breed. But his preferred candidate for mayor in the June election is a different city supervisor, Jane Kim.

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Director Of ICE Discusses Immigration Enforcement And Proposals

Corrected on January 29, 2018

In the interview, Thomas Homan said ICE "will not turn a blind eye to somebody that we find during our enforcement operations that's in the country illegally." A previous version of the transcript was incorrect. He did not say "in the country legally."

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Culture Is Shifting in Socially Conservative Ireland

Corrected on January 25, 2018

In this story, we say that more than 700 women sought abortions in England or Wales in 2016. In fact, 3,265 women from the Republic of Ireland went there for abortions, and that covers only those who provided clinics with Irish addresses.

Previously posted on Jan. 8: We say that Irish voters elected a gay, biracial prime minister. In fact, Leo Varadkar was chosen by members of the governing party, Fine Gael, to be leader of their party after the election — and he became Ireland's taoiseach (prime minister) as a result of that party vote.

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Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

Corrected on January 22, 2018

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Dylan O'Riordan was brought to the U.S. on a visitor's visa. He came under the visa waiver program.

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Thriving After Prematurity, Fiona The Celebrity Hippo Turns 1

Corrected on January 17, 2018

A previous Web and audio version of this story said the sale of Fiona-related items generated about $3 million for the zoo. However, the $2 million to $3 million number refers to the estimated boost to the local economy from the Fiona-related sales and tourism.

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White House Physician Says Trump Is In 'Excellent Health'

Corrected on January 17, 2018

We say President Trump's cognitive test took 30 minutes to complete. In fact, the White House physician did not say how long the test lasted. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment typically takes about 10 minutes.

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement, With Speculation Focused On Romney

Corrected on January 3, 2018

A previous version of this story said that if Mitt Romney ran for Senate from Utah, it would be his first run for Congress. Romney ran for Senate in 1994, losing to Massachusetts Democrat Edward Kennedy. Additionally, Orrin Hatch and Thad Cochran were incorrectly referred to as Senate pro tempore. The correct term is president pro tempore.

The original story incorrectly stated that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida came in second place in the 2016 Utah GOP caucuses. It was Gov. John Kasich of Ohio.