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Mormon Church Names Russell M. Nelson As New Leader

Corrected on January 16, 2018

A previous version of this story said Russell M. Nelson has 116 grandchildren. In fact, Nelson has 116 great-grandchildren.

A previous version also quoted Russell M. Nelson as saying "Two days ago, my brethren of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles laid hands upon my hands." In fact, Nelson said "laid hands upon my head."

Morning Edition

Study: Great Recession Led To Fewer Deaths

Corrected on January 16, 2018

A previous headline incorrectly said that the Great Recession led to fewer deaths among the unemployed. In fact, the decline in mortality is not limited to the unemployed.

The Grunge Gold Rush

Corrected on January 12, 2018

An earlier version of this story used reporting citing the band Cell as having had received a $15 million advance from its label. The band's manager later corrected the figure to $1.5 million.

Weekend Edition Sunday

The Rash Of Troubles At The Census Bureau

Corrected on January 11, 2018

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.

Adding Citizenship Question Risks 'Bad Count' For 2020 Census, Experts Warn

Corrected on January 10, 2018

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that the only field test of the 2020 census questions is set to begin in April in Rhode Island's Providence County. The Census Bureau has conducted previous tests of potential questions, and participants in Providence County can take part in the last scheduled field test beginning in March.

All Things Considered

Culture Is Shifting in Socially Conservative Ireland

Corrected on January 8, 2018

In this story, 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.

Morning Edition

Some Fear 'The Wire' Will Overshadow Showtime's 'The Chi'

Corrected on January 4, 2018

The audio of this story describes Papa, Jake and Kevin as elementary school students. They're actually eighth-graders, but in Chicago, kindergarten through eighth grade is referred to as elementary school.

How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

Corrected on January 3, 2018

An earlier Web version of this story credited some information to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. The information came from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Morning Edition

News Brief: Fusion GPS Wants Congressional Testimony Made Public

Corrected on January 3, 2018

During this conversation, we mistakenly say that The New York Times reported George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat about a meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russian officials. In fact, the Times reported that Papadopoulos told the diplomat that Russia had collected potentially damaging information about Democratic political candidate Hillary Clinton.

Morning Edition

Brexit Puts London's Finance Jobs At Risk

Corrected on January 3, 2018

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.

All Things Considered

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.

The Other WWII American-Internment Atrocity

Corrected on January 3, 2018

A reference to all Aleut villages being burned as part of a "scorched earth" policy has been removed because not all the villages were, in fact, burned.

A reference to a quote from a video has been removed because the online transcript of that documentary does not include the quote, in which an Army officer purportedly told Aleuts that "y'all look like Japs."

Details about how and when Aleuts were moved from their villages were removed to clarify that they were not all transported at the same time.

A reference to "Excursion Bay" was fixed to say "Excursion Inlet."

The year the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians was established was 1980, not 1988 as originally published.

A correction posted here on Feb. 22 has been removed because it mistakenly stated that President Reagan signed that commission into law. In fact, it was President Carter.

Weekend Edition Sunday

South Sudan's Prospects For 2018

Corrected on January 2, 2018

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.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Sunday Puzzle: New Names In The News

Corrected on January 2, 2018

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