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New Year's Celebrations Kick Off Across The Globe

Corrected on 2017-12-31T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story stated that 19 people were killed in a 2016 attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. In fact, 12 people were killed in that attack.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Sunday Puzzle: New Names In The News

Corrected on 2018-01-02T00:00:00-05:00

On an earlier Web page, puzzle winner Nick England was mistakenly referred to as Nick English.

Weekend Edition Sunday

South Sudan's Prospects For 2018

Corrected on 2018-01-02T00:00:00-05:00

In this story, Nikki Haley is described incorrectly as the U.S. ambassador to the United States. In fact, she is the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Morning Edition

In Memoriam 2017: The Musicians We Lost

Corrected on 2017-12-29T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this list incorrectly stated that Johnny Hallyday died on Nov. 5. He died on Dec. 5.

All Things Considered

Scrambling To Prepay 2018 Property Taxes? Maybe You Shouldn't

Corrected on 2017-12-27T00:00:00-05:00

A previous Web version of this story gave current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's first name as Mario. Additionally, the Web version incorrectly said that Vanessa Merton had examined tax returns. It was Tracy Beveridge who did so.

Morning Edition

New Species Of Turtle Is Discovered In Alabama

Corrected on 2017-12-26T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of the Web introduction for this story incorrectly referred to turtles as amphibians. Turtles are reptiles.

For President Trump, No Christmas At Camp David

Corrected on 2017-12-24T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Camp David is 1,800 feet above Thurmont, Md. In fact, it is about 1,300 feet above Thurmont, and about 1,800 feet above sea level.

Morning Edition

Brexit Puts London's Finance Jobs At Risk

Corrected on 2018-01-03T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier transcript referred to Luxembourg for Finance as a government bank. In fact, it is the agency for the development of the Luxembourg financial center.

Morning Edition

Columbia, S.C., Bans 'Use' Of Bump Stocks

Corrected on 2017-12-21T00:00:00-05:00

During this report, we say that automatic rifles have long been illegal under federal law. In fact, there are legal ways to obtain such weapons, although such sales are severely restricted.

Why We Kiss Under Mistletoe And Toast With Eggnog

Corrected on 2017-12-22T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story said that NPR producer Justine Kenin talked with Rabbi Joshua Plaut. It should have said Robert Siegel spoke with the rabbi.

A previous Web version of this story said that the tradition of Jewish people eating Chinese food on Christmas dates to 1899. The tradition actually goes back to 1935, but the tradition of Jewish people eating in Chinese food restaurants goes back to 1899.

Morning Edition

Sen. Hassan Responds To Opioid Crisis Report

Corrected on 2017-12-18T00:00:00-05:00

In our introduction to this story, we incorrectly say it was the Trump administration that reached a settlement deal with the McKesson Corp. over its alleged overshipments of opioids. In fact, that settlement was announced on Jan. 17, during the last days of the Obama administration.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Investigating The Many Deaths In Utah's Jails

Corrected on 2017-12-18T00:00:00-05:00

The introduction to this story incorrectly refers to inmate deaths as occurring in Utah prisons. The facilities are jails.

Weekend Edition Sunday

The Rash Of Troubles At The Census Bureau

Corrected on 2018-01-11T00:00:00-05:00

In this story, we say that the Census Bureau's then-director left in May 2017. In fact, he left the bureau in June after his departure was announced in May.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Utilities Blamed For Contributing To California's Thomas Fire

Corrected on 2017-12-18T00:00:00-05:00

Dawn and Dana Ceniceros are not part of a lawsuit which was filed on behalf half of some residents and business owners against two utility companies and the city of Ventura.

Sometimes It Takes A 'Village' To Help Seniors Stay In Their Homes

Corrected on 2017-12-15T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio of this story, as in a previous Web version, we incorrectly say Plumas County, Calif., is the size of Connecticut. It is actually about half that area. In addition, a previous Web version of this story incorrectly gave Muriel Feingold's last name as Feinberg.

Pussy Riot Plays Its First Show In America

Corrected on 2017-12-14T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story misidentified Doug Jones, the winner of the recent U.S. Senate race in Alabama, as Doug Moore.

Teens: Pretty Sober, Except For Marijuana And Vaping

Corrected on 2017-12-18T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story said that combustible tobacco use had hit an all-time low among teenagers. In fact, that number refers only to smoking cigarettes, not other types of tobacco.

Kentucky Lawmaker Dies In Apparent Suicide Amid Accusations Of Sexual Assault

Corrected on 2017-12-14T00:00:00-05:00

A previous photo caption incorrectly said the alleged sexual assault occurred in 2012. It happened just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2013. In addition, the story suggested Rep. Jeff Hoover had resigned from the state House; he only stepped down from his post as speaker.

An Asteroid Gets Its Close-Up As Geminids Light Up The Sky

Corrected on 2017-12-12T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the Geminids meteor shower was first recorded in 1933. According to NASA, the first notation of the shower was in 1862. In addition, Geminids was misspelled Gemenids in the headline and story.

The Crazy, Unbelievable Alabama Senate Race Careens To An End

Corrected on 2017-12-11T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Leigh Corfman had taken off her top and pants during an encounter with Roy Moore. It was Moore who removed the clothing, according to Corfman's account of what happened.

Weekend Edition Sunday

A Refresher On Anita Hill And Clarence Thomas

Corrected on 2017-12-10T00:00:00-05:00

In an earlier audio version of this story, we incorrectly reported that Clarence Thomas was nominated after the death of Justice Thurgood Marshall. In fact, Thomas was named after Marshall's retirement, not his death.

To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

Corrected on 2017-12-11T00:00:00-05:00

A reference to U.N. Security Resolution 242 has been edited to make clear that while it calls for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from "territories occupied" during the 1967 war, the resolution does not list the territories or specifically say forces must be withdrawn from all of them

Fresh Air

'I, Tonya' Offers A Sympathetic Second Act To A Disgraced Figure Skater

Corrected on 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00

The audio of this story incorrectly states that Tonya Harding landed the first triple axel in Olympics competition history. In fact, Canada's Brian Orser was the first person to land the triple axel at the Olympics.

All Things Considered

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

Corrected on 2017-12-08T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier Web version of this story incorrectly stated that black women are 300 percent more likely to die of pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than white women. It should have said that black women are 243 percent more likely to die than white women.

All Things Considered

France Mourns Its Favorite Rock Star, Johnny Hallyday

Corrected on 2017-12-07T00:00:00-05:00

An earlier version of this story misspelled Francis Viel's last name as Ciel. The audio version of the story incorrectly refers to him as "Ciel."

All Things Considered

ABC News And NBC News Dealing With Turmoil In The Aftermath Of Unrelated Incidents

Corrected on 2017-12-07T00:00:00-05:00

In this report, we say that Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that then-President-elect Donald Trump directed him to contact Russian officials. In fact, indictment papers state that it was a "very senior member" of Trump's transition team who did that in late December 2016.

What Can A Personality Test Tell Us About Who We Are?

Corrected on 2018-02-21T00:00:00-05:00

In the audio for this story, interviewee Adam Grant gives inaccurate definitions of scientific reliability and validity. According to the American Psychological Association, validity is defined as "t]he extent to which a test measures what it was intended to measure." The APA defines reliability as "[t]he degree to which a test produces similar scores each time it is used; stability or consistency of the scores produced by an instrument."

Weekend Edition Sunday

GE Struggles To Show It Still Has Magic Touch

Corrected on 2017-12-03T00:00:00-05:00

A previous photo caption incorrectly said President Barack Obama toured the plant in 2001. He actually visited the facility in 2011.

Weekend Edition Sunday

A Tea Party Activist On The Tax Bills

Corrected on 2017-12-04T00:00:00-05:00

In this interview, guest Mark Meckler of Citizens for Self-Governance says "the last growth number was 3.3 percent, which is extraordinary higher than anything we saw in the Obama era." In fact, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reports comparable growth as recently as 2015 and significantly greater growth as recently as 2014.

How To Motivate 80,000 Teachers

Corrected on 2017-12-03T00:00:00-05:00

A previous headline incorrectly referred to motivating 60 million teachers. In fact, STIR Education is expanding to reach 60 million students via 80,000 teachers in two countries.

Californian Archaeologists Unearth A Not-So-Ancient Egyptian Sphinx

Corrected on 2017-12-02T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story referenced the set of Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 biblical film The Ten Commandments. The correct year is 1923. DeMillle directed a second, expanded version of the story in 1956. In addition, the story incorrectly suggested the 1923 film is among the highest-grossing when adjusted for inflation and that its budget was more than $13 million. Both of those are true for the 1956 version. Also, the story stated that the sphinx was made of plastic; it was plaster.

Craft Hard Cider Is On A Roll. How Ya Like Them Apples?

Corrected on 2017-12-04T00:00:00-05:00

A previous version of this story listed Redd's Apple Ale among the cider brands. In fact, Redd's is an apple-flavored beer. In addition, a statistic about the number of cideries in the U.S. doubling in recent years was misattributed to Nielsen. It was The Cyder Market LLC that gave that statistic.

Ask Me Another

The One-Thousandth Game!

Corrected on 2017-12-11T00:00:00-05:00

The clue about Jerusalem should have asked which city in the Middle East — not Israel — is home to the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock. The phrase "disputed city," after all, applies to Jerusalem.

Fresh Air

For Years, Anita Hill Was A 'Canary In The Coal Mine' For Women Speaking Out

Corrected on 2017-12-01T00:00:00-05:00

After the broadcast of the panel discussion with Jane Mayer and Rebecca Traister, during which David Corn, the Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones, was included in a list of journalists alleged to have committed acts of sexual harassment or assault, Mother Jones Editor in Chief Clara Jeffrey and CEO Monika Bauerlein contacted us to say that although women had raised concerns in the past about Corn's language and uninvited touching, those allegations were investigated, addressed and resolved at the time.