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50 Wonderful Things From 2015

Corrected on 2016-01-01T00:00:00-05:00

Item 42 originally referred in error to the American League Championship Series instead of the American League Division Series.

Morning Edition

As Her Turn Leading The FEC Ends, Ravel Says Agency Is Broken

Corrected on 2015-12-31T00:00:00-05:00

A previous headline and Web introduction incorrectly said Ann Ravel is leaving the Federal Election Commission. In fact, she's halfway through a two-year term as commissioner; it's her one-year chairmanship that's ending.

'The Joy Of Half A Cookie' And Other Mindful Mantras For Weight Loss

Corrected on 2016-01-04T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story stated that Kristeller's study that began in 2004 was comparing MB-EAT with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy. In fact, it was comparing it with a control. The story also stated that the study would have an 18-month follow-up, which was also incorrect. The story also misstated the number of subjects in the study: There were 117 subjects, not 225.

Morning Edition

NBA Dares To Speak Out On Gun Violence

Corrected on 2015-12-31T00:00:00-05:00

A previous headline said the NBA was addressing "gun control issues" in its TV ads. In fact, the ads address gun violence.

Morning Edition

Iñárritu Delivers A '360-Degree Emotional Experience' In 'The Revenant'

Corrected on 2015-12-24T00:00:00-05:00

Previous audio and Web versions of this story incorrectly stated that Michael Keaton won an Oscar for his performance in Birdman. He was nominated for best actor, but the Oscar was awarded to Eddie Redmayne for his performance in The Theory of Everything.

Morning Edition

Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

Corrected on 2015-12-23T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say the Golden State Warriors were undefeated until last week. They actually lost their first game on Dec. 12.

All Things Considered

Rwanda's President Dangles The Possibility Of A Third Term

Corrected on 2015-12-22T00:00:00-05:00

The Web version of this story originally stated that Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has been the country's only president since the 1994 genocide. In fact, Pasteur Bizimungu served as president of Rwanda from 1994 to 2000.

All Things Considered

Actress Gabourey Sidibe Explains How She Meets People Through Podcasts

Corrected on 2015-12-22T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly identify the condition discussed in the Invisibilia episode as "synesthesia." It is actually called "mirror-touch synesthesia."

Weekend Edition Sunday

How To Dodge Common Holiday Hazards

Corrected on 2015-12-21T00:00:00-05:00

In an earlier version of this story, bad advice was given about how to clear a jammed snowblower. Even if the snowblower is turned off, you should NOT reach in and use your hand to clear a jam. The blades might still spin and cause serious injury. Instead, to free the blades use an old broomstick or something else that you don't care about getting damaged.

Sanders Passes 2 Million Donations, Nabs Two Endorsements

Corrected on 2015-12-10T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the only other person to raise $2 million at this point in a presidential campaign was Barack Obama in 2007. In fact it was Obama in 2011.

Fact Check: Cruz's Misleading Charge About Rubio And Refugees

Corrected on 2015-12-18T00:00:00-05:00

In an earlier version of this post, Cassie Williams' organization was incorrectly identified as Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). In fact, she is spokesperson for the Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR).

All Things Considered

Ex-Felons Fight To Restore Their Right To Vote

Corrected on 2015-12-12T00:00:00-05:00

In the production and reporting of this story, there was no formal agreement made about full names with the main subject of the story, whom NPR interviewed at a public clemency hearing. Following the broadcast of the story, NPR heard from the subject, who did not want full names used for privacy concerns and requested that the last name be omitted. The last name has been edited out of the Web version of the story.

All Things Considered

Congress Still Limits Health Research On Gun Violence

Corrected on 2015-12-09T00:00:00-05:00

A previous web version of this story incorrectly attributed a quotation from Rush Holt on the lack of scientific evidence on firearms deaths to Nancy Krieger instead.

Morning Edition

VA Program Helps Incarcerated Veterans Transition Back Into Society

Corrected on 2015-12-09T00:00:00-05:00

A previous Web version of this story did not make clear that while the 28-day inpatient program Tullar went to was run by the VA, Veterans Village is an independent organization that receives money from the VA for certain programs.

Rejecting Appeal, Supreme Court Again Stays Out Of Gun Policy

Corrected on 2015-12-08T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly included language that said calling the guns in this case assault weapons is "anti-gun propaganda" and incorrectly attributed the quote to Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent.

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2015

Corrected on 2015-12-07T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story indicated Colleen's album Captain of None featured an upright bass. The bass sounds on the album were made by a viola da gamba processed through an octaver pedal.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Scientists Strike Giant Paleontological 'Gold'

Corrected on 2015-12-07T00:00:00-05:00

A previous headline on this story incorrectly used the word "archaeological," which refers to the study of ancient human activity.

Morning Edition

Facing Rising Waters, A Native Tribe Takes Its Plea To Paris Climate Talks

Corrected on 2015-12-02T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we say that Quinault Tribal Council President Fawn Sharp will be attending the climate talks in Paris. It turns out that Sharp decided not to attend and that representatives from two other tribes in Washington state are going instead.

All Things Considered

LA's Top Restaurant Charts New Waters In Sustainable Seafood

Corrected on 2015-12-01T00:00:00-05:00

In an earlier audio version of this story, we misidentified one person who was heard speaking. It was the restaurant's co-owner, Donato Poto, not the headwaiter.

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' At 50

Corrected on 2015-11-30T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said the retrospective would air at 7 p.m. and the original show at 8 p.m. They're actually airing at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET, respectively.

The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

Corrected on 2016-11-23T00:00:00-05:00

As we say in the editor's note above, this post was originally published in November 2015. At first, we mistakenly reported that "Courage" had died. It turned out he hadn't, so we corrected the post to say he was still alive. Now, a year later, we've learned that "Courage" died earlier this year. This post now reflects his death.

Morning Edition

100-Year-Old Piece Of Wedding Cake Found In Attic

Corrected on 2015-11-24T00:00:00-05:00

We've corrected the mistake that was in the headline and URL of this story. The cake was found in an "attic," not an "attack."

All Things Considered

Are Last-Minute Death Penalty Delays Cruel And Unusual Punishment?

Corrected on 2015-11-23T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier Web version of this story incorrectly said that a federal appeals court had heard arguments in August but not yet ruled on the constitutionality of California's death penalty. In fact, the court recently overruled the previous decision on a technicality.

All Things Considered

When Drug Treatment For Narcotic Addiction Never Ends

Corrected on 2015-11-25T00:00:00-05:00

The audio version of this story, as did a previous Web version, suggests that buprenorphine is used primarily as a short-term steppingstone to drug abstinence. In fact, long-term maintenance therapy with buprenorphine is a proven standard of care for opioid addiction.

All Things Considered

Trump Amps It Up: Insulting Protesters, Putting Reporters In A 'Pen'

Corrected on 2015-11-19T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Donald Trump had shaped his hands like a gun when discussing what should happen to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. In fact it was someone else at the event who did that. <br/>

Nov. 20, 2015

We need to correct a correction we added to this post on Thursday. We originally said on this page that Donald Trump had shaped his hands like a gun when discussing what should happen to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Owing to a misunderstanding on Thursday, we removed that reference and added a correction that said Trump had not done that. In fact, as video of the event shows, Trump made a gun sign with his right hand and said, "Boom. Boom!" as he discussed what he thought should have been done to Bergdahl.

Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000?

Corrected on 2015-11-19T00:00:00-05:00

In a previous version of this post, we stated that the average pay for a teacher is $36,000 a year. In fact, the figure is about $56,000.

Morning Edition

Rival Arizona State Pulls Prank On University Of Arizona

Corrected on 2015-11-20T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story mistakenly reported that both schools are on land taken from Mexico in the 1840s. In fact, the University of Arizona is on land that was purchased from Mexico.

Astros' Dallas Keuchel and Cubs' Jake Arrieta Win Cy Young Awards

Corrected on 2015-11-18T00:00:00-05:00

The original version of this post incorrectly said the Chicago Cubs played in the 2015 World Series.<br/>

Additionally, that version included results of Cy Young prediction voting from the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America, linked via ESPN. While those results matched the order of finish in the BBWAA voting, they were not the official Cy Young Award results.

All Things Considered

World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle 'Wildlife' Features Fantasy Forest

Corrected on 2015-11-19T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous headline, we mistakenly say the puzzle's name is "Wilderness." In fact, the puzzle's name is "Wildlife." Also, there's a mispronunciation. The artist's name is Adrian Chesterman, not Chesterton.

All Things Considered

A Tiny Pill Monitors Vital Signs From Deep Inside The Body

Corrected on 2015-11-19T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this article said that Johns Hopkins University teamed up with NASA to develop a thermometer "pill." The correct name of the organization is the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics laboratory.

Islamic State, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh?

Corrected on 2015-11-23T00:00:00-05:00

This post has been updated to reflect the nuances of the current NPR policy regarding the caveats "self-described" or "self-declared."

Sources Say Obama Could Name First Female Combatant Commander

Corrected on 2016-03-18T00:00:00-04:00

A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that NorthCom oversees NORAD. In fact, while the current commander of NorthCom is also the commander of NORAD, NorthCom itself does not oversee NORAD; NORAD is run in coordination between the United States and Canada.

Could Atropine Eyedrops Help Reduce Nearsightedness In Children?

Corrected on 2015-11-17T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story identified Dr. David Epley as a past president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a former president of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and a spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Also, we previously said Epley prescribes 1 percent atropine. He actually prescribes 0.01 percent.

Weekend Edition Saturday

After Paris Attacks, Some Fear Backlash Against Muslim Communities

Corrected on 2015-11-14T00:00:00-05:00

In a previous version, the Web summary for this piece referred to the Foundation for Ethical Understanding. The organization is actually called the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.

Review: Alessia Cara, 'Know It All'

Corrected on 2015-11-05T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story inaccurately identified the city of Brampton, Ontario, as part of Toronto.

Morning Edition

Adviser Armstrong Williams Sheds Light On Carson's Campaign

Corrected on 2015-11-10T00:00:00-05:00

In an earlier version of this conversation, our host said: "We've had Gen. [William] Westmoreland say he didn't meet Ben Carson." That was a mistake. Westmoreland died in 2005. There is no indication that he ever commented about whether he did or did not meet Carson in 1969.

All Things Considered

Halloween Costume Emails Stoke Debate At Yale

Corrected on 2015-11-10T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story listed Sebi Medina-Tayac as the guest. In fact, it is Aaron Z. Lewis.

Behind The Shortage Of Special Ed Teachers: Long Hours, Crushing Paperwork

Corrected on 2015-11-11T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story stated that Trevor Greene of the Highline, Wash., public schools had filled some special education teaching vacancies with teachers having only general education credentials. Greene says he was able to fill all of the positions with educators certified in special education.

Morning Edition

Bollywood Star Speaks Out Against 'Growing Intolerance' In India

Corrected on 2015-11-09T00:00:00-05:00

In this story, we refer to a series of killings of Muslims in India, which has sparked protest by artists and entertainers in that country. It is more accurate to say that so far two people have died in a series of attacks against Muslims.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Gains Funding, And Controversy

Corrected on 2015-11-05T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story inaccurately identified the Office of Research on Women's Health at NIH as the Office of Women's Health, which is at the Department of Health and Human Services. It also was unclear on NIH's process for determining research priorities on ME/CFS.

Morning Edition

Poll Finds Americans, Especially Millennials, Moving Away From Religion

Corrected on 2015-11-03T00:00:00-05:00

A graphic on this post initially stated that 6.7 percent of recipients answered "Don't know/refused" to a question about religious identity in a 2007 survey. The correct number is 0.8 percent.

Also, a previous Web version of this story said the shares of the U.S. adult population who consider religion "very important" to them, pray daily and attend services at least once a month have declined between 3 and 4 percent over the past eight years; in fact, they declined between 3 and 4 percentage points.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Digging Into The Untold History Of Stuntwomen

Corrected on 2015-11-02T00:00:00-05:00

A previous headline and Web introduction to this story incorrectly gave the title of Mollie Gregory's new book as Guts and Glory.

Who Was The First To Try To Manipulate Birthrates? Not China!

Corrected on 2015-11-04T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this post said China's one-child program received an award from "the United Nations Population Fund, the U.N.'s leading population agency." In fact, the award was presented by the Committee for the United Nations Population Fund.

Review: Bob Dylan, 'The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12'

Corrected on 2015-11-02T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this review incorrectly stated the song "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" has never been released. The song was actually first released as a single in 1965 and later appeared on three separate compilations: Masterpieces, Biograph and A Musical History.

Latitudes: Our Favorite Global Music In October

Corrected on 2015-10-28T00:00:00-04:00

An earlier version of this article stated that the actress playing the role of Mastani, the second wife, in Bajirao Mastani is Priyanka Chopra. It is Deepika Padukone. Chopra plays the role of the first wife.