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The Rise, Fall And Redemption Of New Orleans' 'R&B Emperor'
Corrected on 2012-12-24 00:00:00This piece's original headline ("Ernie K-Doe: A One-Hit Weirdo's Rise, Fall And Redemption") has been modified to more accurately reflect K-Doe's legacy and career.
Is The Border Secure Enough To Tackle The Immigration System?
Corrected on 2012-12-26 00:00:00A previous Web version of this story incorrectly drew the conclusion that statistics show the Southwest border is secure.
What Are The Odds Of Gun Control Changes?
Corrected on 2012-12-19 00:00:00A previous version of this story incorrectly said the Columbine shooting took place in 1989. It was in 1999.
'Not Fade': Rock 'N' Roll, Here To Stay
Corrected on 2012-12-20 00:00:00In talking about a surgical supply jingle he heard a long time ago in Boston, David Chase misremembered the company responsible for the jingle as Anderson Little. Anderson Little is actually a clothing store. We're not sure what the surgical supply company was.
Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home
Corrected on 2012-12-19 00:00:00A previous version of this post mischaracterized the controversy over federally owned chimpanzees in 2010. The primates remained retired from medical research, but the National Institutes of Health drew criticism for planning to transfer them to a research facility from a reserve.
Lead Poisoning Cases Offer New Reminder About Hazards Of Ancient Remedies
Corrected on 2012-12-19 00:00:00A previous version of this post said that a lead concentration of 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood is considered safe for young children. Doctors say no level of lead is safe.
Don't Like The Government? Make Your Own, On International Waters
Corrected on 2012-12-17 00:00:00In earlier versions of this story, the quote attributed to Adam Jones was incorrectly attributed to Jason Sussberg.
Singing Loud And Proud: Choir For LGBT Mormons Breaks Out
Corrected on 2012-12-17 00:00:00A previous Web version of this story incorrectly identified Catherine Jeppsen as a professor at Brigham Young University. Jeppsen is an adjunct faculty member.
In California, Parents Trigger Change At Failing School
Corrected on 2012-12-20 00:00:00The audio version of this story incorrectly reports the name of the Adelanto District Teachers' Association president. She is La Nita, not Lanina, Dominique.
Many Cups Of Tea: The Business Of Sipping In Western Sahara
Corrected on 2012-12-13 00:00:00An earlier version of this blog post identified Western Sahara as a territory of Morocco. In fact, the territory has been under dispute since 1976. The United Nations designates Western Sahara as a non-self-governing territory.
Military Homecomings Still Bittersweet For Some
Corrected on 2012-12-28 00:00:00We incorrectly give Capt. Daniel Belzer's first name as Andrew.
UPDATE: This One Really Is The World's Most Expensive Whisky, We're Told
Corrected on 2012-12-11 00:00:00
According to Guinness World Records, the most ever paid for a bottle of whisky at auction was $460,000, in 2010. The original version of this post said that the record price was $94,000 recently paid for another bottle.
Dec. 10: A photo caption that previously appeared on this page gave an incorrect name for the reserve named after the Glenfiddich founder's granddaughter. It is the Janet Sheed — not Janet Reed — Roberts Reserve.
Sign Of The Times: Labor Strikes May Make A Comeback
Corrected on 2012-12-11 00:00:00An earlier version of this story stated that thousands of Wal-Mart employees took part in the Black Friday protests. Wal-Mart says 100 workers participated, while one of the protest organizers, OUR Walmart, says 500 workers and thousands of activists were involved.
School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan
Corrected on 2012-12-10 00:00:00A photo caption that previously appeared on this page incorrectly placed the school in the image, Miramonte Elementary School, in the Clovis Unified School District. The school is actually part of the Los Angeles Unified district.
Sebastian Faulks: Searching For The Self In 'Possible' Lives
Corrected on 2012-12-10 00:00:00Previous audio and Web versions of this story incorrectly referred to a "Polish concentration camp." Poland was under German occupation and the camps were run by Germans.
More Israeli Settlements Could Scuttle Peace Plan
Corrected on 2012-12-21 00:00:00An earlier version of this transcript did not identify Daniel Seidemann as the speaker who said that construction of settlements in the West Bank area known as E1 "would dismember any potential future Palestinian state."
Dallas Residents Weigh In On 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks
Corrected on 2012-12-03 00:00:00An early version of this story incorrectly said that a Pew poll was taken last week. It was actually done Nov. 8-11.
Sorry, Mom: The Toyota Avalon Is The Most American Car Made Today
Corrected on 2019-01-11 00:00:00
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.
Boehner Names Rep. Candice Miller Chairwoman Of House Administration Committee
Corrected on 2012-12-03 00:00:00This story has been corrected to reflect that Miller served on the House Administration Committee before — in 2005 and 2006 — although she is not currently serving on the committee.
Hispanic Caucus Rejects Republican Immigration Bills
Corrected on 2012-12-03 00:00:00The classification of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as mostly Democratic has been changed to reflect that all current members are Democrats.
Who Picks The Music You Hear At The Mall?
Corrected on 2014-02-21 00:00:00
An earlier version of this story overstated Spencer Manio's involvement in creating a theme for Under Armour. Manio did not write the theme.
Sen. Chambliss: Reform Tax Code To Raise Revenue
Corrected on 2012-11-28 00:00:00This story's original headline implied that Sen. Chambliss plans to raise tax rates. As the senator states in the interview, his plan calls for increasing revenue by reforming the tax code.
As Battery Demand Falls, Can Energizer Keep Going?
Corrected on 2012-11-28 00:00:00We incorrectly refer to the Product Stewardship Institute as the Product Sustainability Institute.
Matching DNA With Medical Records To Crack Disease And Aging
Corrected on 2012-11-21 00:00:00A previous Web version of this story, as does the audio, incorrectly said Affymetrix and a team from Kaiser processed saliva samples. The processing was done by Kaiser and UCSF.
Egypt Tries To Help Hamas Broker A Cease-Fire
Corrected on 2013-01-18 00:00:00We mistakenly refer to Michael Wahid Hanna as being associated with the Council on Foreign Relations. Hanna is a fellow at the Century Foundation.
Formula 1's U.S. Fan Base 'Understated,' Andretti Says
Corrected on 2012-11-19 00:00:00An early version of this story incorrectly referred to Mario Andretti as the only American to have won a Formula One World Championship (in 1978). Another American, Phil Hill, won the championship in 1961.
Microsoft Shakeup: President Of Windows Is Out
Corrected on 2012-11-14 00:00:00We incorrectly refer to the All About Microsoft blog as being a ZNet blog. It is a ZDNet blog. We also incorrectly identify Al Hilwa as an analyst with research firm IHS. Hilwa is a program director for IDC.
Adventurous Eating Helped Human Ancestors Boost Odds Of Survival
Corrected on 2012-11-14 00:00:00C4 plants are named for the way the plants fix carbon as they photosynthesize, not for the isotopes used to identify them. The text has been corrected.
Op-Ed: Petraeus Affair Teaches A Valuable Lesson
Corrected on 2012-11-13 00:00:00Our guest misstated the name of the center commanded by Maj. Gen. H.R. McMaster. It is the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga.
Lt. Col. Herbert Carter, One Of The Last Tuskegee Airmen, Dies
Corrected on 2012-11-09 00:00:00A system glitch replaced the photo of Lt. Col. Herbert Carter with one of recently deceased composer Elliott Carter. The correct photo of Lt. Col. Carter appears below.
Why Energy Drinks May Not Be The Answer For Sleepy Soldiers
Corrected on 2012-11-09 00:00:00A previous version of this post referred to an energy drink called RuckPack and incorrectly said it contains caffeine.
What's In A Name?
Corrected on 2012-11-07 00:00:00The on-air challenge included an incorrect anagram. Forest, which is the first name of actor Forest Whitaker, is not an anagram of Forster, which is the last name of novelist E.M. Forster.
A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money
Corrected on 2012-11-02 00:00:00A previous version of the electoral vote map incorrectly depicted Missouri as having been won by Barack Obama.
Election 2: To Kill The 'Man On The Street'
Corrected on 2012-11-05 00:00:00Jonathan Haidt now teaches at New York University. He was a professor at the University of Virginia when he published "The Righteous Mind" earlier this year.
Ala. Racist Language Measure Draws Unexpected Foes
Corrected on 2012-11-02 00:00:00Early versions of this story incorrectly said the Brown v. Board of Education decision was in 1956. It was in 1954.
Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats
Corrected on 2012-11-01 00:00:00In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, speaker Dan Kass says that New York City's water supply has "ample reservoirs located away from the city that are groundwater based." Kass misspoke; the reservoirs are not groundwater based.
Election 1: Fact Checking The NPR Fact Checkers
Corrected on 2012-10-29 00:00:00The Republicans were called out for being incorrect 24-14 over the Democrats.
For The Love Of Cheese, Diners Unite In Italy
Corrected on 2012-11-05 00:00:00Chef Bottura's Risotto Cacio E Pepe requires 1/2 pound of Parmigiano Reggiano, not 3 1/4 pounds, as originally posted. The recipe has been corrected below.
Do Political Ads Actually Work?
Corrected on 2012-10-26 00:00:00An earlier online version of this article incorrectly reported that Diana Mutz was a Stanford University political scientist. She is a political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania.
Decision Time: Why Do Some Leaders Leave A Mark?
Corrected on 2012-10-26 00:00:00The audio of this story, as did a previous Web version, reports that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 8, 1941. The actual date was Dec. 7.
Could U.S. Produce Enough Oil To Rival Saudi Arabia?
Corrected on 2012-10-24 00:00:00A previous caption incorrectly referred to Willisburg, N.D., instead of Williston.
Mortgage Interest Deduction Could Be In Play
Corrected on 2012-10-24 00:00:00A previous version of this story said that about 40 million taxpayers use the mortgage interest deduction. According to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the most recent number is 34 million.
The Sick Turn To Crowd Funding To Pay Medical Bills
Corrected on 2012-10-30 00:00:00A previous version of this story incorrectly said that GoFundMe takes a 5 percent cut from all money raised. In fact,GoFundMe takes an 8 percent cut from all money raised, including credit card fees.
Why Are Elections On Tuesdays?
Corrected on 2012-10-24 00:00:00A previous audio version of this story incorrectly said that Congress set the second Tuesday in November as Election Day. Congress actually set Election Day as the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Auschwitz Survivor, A Teacher Who Defied Nazis, Dies At 108
Corrected on 2016-10-03 00:00:00
When Antoni Dobrowolski died, the Associated Press reported he was the oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz camp, and this post repeated that claim. In fact, Yisrael Kristal was born about a year before Dobrowolski. Kristal, also an Auschwitz survivor, is now 113.
Ratings Success? It's All In The (ABC) Family
Corrected on 2012-11-27 00:00:00The audio of this story, as well as a previous Web version, incorrectly reported that MTV's 16 and Pregnant was popular before ABC Family began airing The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Actually, the ABC Family show premiered in July 2008, almost a year before the MTV program debuted.
Security Issues Force Foreign Service To Adapt
Corrected on 2012-10-22 00:00:00We incorrectly identify Nicole Bibbins Sedaca as Sandra Bibbon Sedaka. We also incorrectly say that Kate Schmelzer is from Marshall, Wis. Schmelzer is from Marshfield, Wis.
Public Enemy And The Music That Gives Arsalan His Game
Corrected on 2012-10-19 00:00:00Our guest incorrectly attributes the background sample in "He Got Game" to Jefferson Airplane. The correct artist is Buffalo Springfield.
'The Revolutionary': An Unrequited Love For China
Corrected on 2012-10-22 00:00:00The audio version of this story incorrectly identifies Sidney Rittenberg as the only American citizen to join the Chinese Communist Party. In fact, there have been others.
Lawyers Release Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'
Corrected on 2012-10-19 00:00:00We give an incorrect definition of the name RICO. It is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
King Sihanouk, An Artist And Architect Of Cambodia
Corrected on 2012-10-23 00:00:00A previous Web version of this story, as does the audio, accidentally transposed the names of the first and last interviewees. The first quote in the story is by Prince Sisowath Thomico, while the last quote is not from the prince but by Son Soubert, an adviser to Cambodia's current ruler, King Norodom Sihamoni.
Obama, Romney Will Try To Sway Undecided Voters
Corrected on 2012-10-15 00:00:00An early version of this interview misidentified the city where Patrick Henry made his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" remark. Henry said that in Richmond, Va., not Williamsburg.
Spray Lights Up The Chemical That Causes Poison Ivy Rash
Corrected on 2012-10-15 00:00:00The radio version and an earlier online version of this story identified poison ivy as the culprit in the rash suffered by Rebecca Braslau. However, poison ivy doesn't grow in California. The culprit in California is poison oak, which also contains urushiol.
More Asian-Americans Seeking Higher Political Office
Corrected on 2012-10-15 00:00:00A previous Web version of this story incorrectly stated that Charles Djou was running for election for the first time this year. Djou first ran for Congress in a special election two years ago and won.
Listeners Take Stock Of Affirmative Action
Corrected on 2012-10-12 00:00:00The audio version of this story incorrectly identifies Laurie Marhoefer as being from Okemos, Mich. Marhoefer is from Syracuse, N.Y.
When Prolonging Death Seems Worse Than Death
Corrected on 2012-10-11 00:00:00A previous Web version of this story incorrectly identified Compassion & Choices as a nonprofit organization based in the New York area. It is based in Denver.
French And American Share Nobel Physics Prize
Corrected on 2012-10-11 00:00:00We incorrectly say that the National Institute of Standards and Technology lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has over time won two Nobel prizes. The NIST lab in Colorado has actually won three Nobels.
Ahead Of First Debate, NPR Poll Shows Romney Within Striking Distance
Corrected on 2012-10-03 00:00:00A previous Web version of this story incorrectly characterized the percentage of people who said they might change their minds about the candidate they would support. We reported 11 percent of President Obama's supporters and 15 percent of Mitt Romney's supporters said they might still change their minds. The poll actually indicates that 11 percent of those who do not support Obama and 15 percent of those who do not support Romney might change their minds.
The Sound Of James Bond: Vic Flick's Surf Guitar
Corrected on 2012-10-04 00:00:00A previous Web version of this story incorrectly identified John Barry as James Barry.
Bill Pullman, Headed Back To '1600 Penn'
Corrected on 2012-10-02 00:00:00In the audio version of this story, we incorrectly give the title of Bill Pullman's new movie as Raising Bobby. The correct title is Bringing Up Bobby.
Jimmy Hoffa: Still Searching. Still Waiting
Corrected on 2018-06-19 00:00:00
In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say Jimmy Hoffa was pardoned. In fact, Hoffa's sentence was commuted, but there was no pardon.
Grieving Pet Owners Want Imported Dog Treats Pulled From Shelves
Corrected on 2012-09-28 00:00:00A previous version of this story mischaracterized FDA's actions on the dog treats. FDA has issued three warnings to consumers about these treats. But it has not recalled them.
British Scientist Driven To Find 'Spark Of Life'
Corrected on 2012-10-02 00:00:00In the audio version of this story, we incorrectly say that botulinum is a poison from spiders. Botulinum is made by a bacterium.
How Musicians Make Money On Spotify
Corrected on 2012-09-27 00:00:00A previous Web version of this piece, as does the audio, included information provided by musician Erin McKeown about the royalty rate paid to her by Spotify each time someone plays one of her songs on the streaming service. McKeown said that rate was "point zero zero four cents" per play. Some members of our audience thought this seemed low, so we called McKeown, who confirmed the quote. Later, she realized she misspoke. Her correct rate, as she has posted on Twitter, is $0.004 — just under half a cent — per play.
The Life And Times Of Movie Star 'Laura Lamont'
Corrected on 2012-09-24 00:00:00A photo caption with this story originally stated that 'Other People We Married' was first published in 2012. It was published by FiveChapters Books in 2011 and rereleased by Riverhead Books in 2012.
The Ugly Truth About Food Waste In America
Corrected on 2012-09-24 00:00:00We give an incorrect name for Jonathan Bloom's blog site. It is wastedfood.com, not wastefood.com.
You've Got Mail: Campaigns Still Rely On Snail Mail
Corrected on 2012-09-28 00:00:00A previous Web version of this story, as does the audio, said that Hal Malchow devised a way to increase voter turnout using direct mail. Credit for developing that technique should be given to Fordham University professor Costas Panagopoulos.
A Close Look At Your Bills' 'Fine Print'
Corrected on 2012-09-26 00:00:00In the audio and a previous Web version of this story, David Cay Johnston incorrectly states that "a lot of the work done for the Pixar animated movies is done not in Hollywood, but in Lafayette, La." Pixar does not have production facilities in Lafayette and has not outsourced work to any companies in Lafayette.
Watch This: Filmmaker Kevin Smith's Varied Tastes
Corrected on 2012-09-20 00:00:00The online version of this story originally stated that Snapped is in its seventh season. It is in its ninth.
Why Some Are Exempt From Federal Income Taxes
Corrected on 2012-09-19 00:00:00We incorrectly say that military pay is not subject to federal income taxes. While some military pay is exempt from federal income taxes, there is no blanket exemption from federal taxes for members of the military.
Flap Over Romney's Tax Remarks Still Generates Buzz
Corrected on 2012-09-19 00:00:00The name of David Letterman's show is incorrectly given as Late Night with David Letterman. The correct name is Late Show with David Letterman.
Song Premiere: Early Graves, 'Pure Hell'
Corrected on 2012-09-19 00:00:00This post originally named 'Red Horse' as the second album by Early Graves. It is the third.
Google's Digital Library Plan Hits Another Snag
Corrected on 2012-09-18 00:00:00The audio introduction to this story mistakenly states the date that litigation was initiated against Google. The Authors Guild brought the lawsuit in 2005.
Even If You're All-Powerful, It's Hard To Fix The Economy
Corrected on 2012-09-15 00:00:00In the long term, there will be an extra million people looking for jobs and unable to find them, according to Zandi. An earlier version of this story incorrectly said there would be one million to two million people in this position.
Racism And Michelle Obama: In Support Of Self-Censorship
Corrected on 2012-10-01 00:00:00The original post misspelled Bobbie Lussier's name owing to an error in the Aug. 30 transcript. Both reports have since been corrected.
William Julius Wilson: Ending Poverty Is Possible
Corrected on 2012-09-13 00:00:00Our guest mistakenly refers to census reports from 1910 and 1911. The reports are from 2010 and 2011.
Time Moves With The Moon
Corrected on 2012-09-17 00:00:00Two corrections have been made to this post. 1. The rate of increase for a day should have read 1.7 milliseconds and not 1.7 microseconds. 2. When the Earth and moon are tidally locked, one day will last 47 of our present days.
Hitchens' Widow On Mourning And 'Mortality'
Corrected on 2012-09-21 00:00:00An audio clip of Christopher Hitchens from 2007 that is heard in this show includes incorrect information regarding the death of David Hume. Hume died on Aug. 25, 1776, not July 4 as indicated by Hitchens.
How Much Are Vaccines On Medicare? It's Complicated
Corrected on 2012-09-12 00:00:00A previous version of this post incorrectly said that the flu, pneumonia and hepatitis B vaccines have copays under Medicare Part B. They do not.
When A Popular List Of 100 'Best-Ever' Teen Books Is The 'Whitest Ever'
Corrected on 2012-09-11 00:00:00The word "judges" in the original post was changed to "experts" to more accurately reflect the role of the panelists.
Forget The Heels: What It Takes To Be Miss Navajo
Corrected on 2016-09-03 00:00:00
A woman in the photo of three contestants was misidentified. The woman on the left is actually Krystal Parkhurst, who was previously identified as Wallita Begay.