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Google Allowed a Sanctioned Russian Ad Company to Harvest User Data for Months

Correction, July 1, 2022: This story originally misspelled the first name of the Federal Trade Commission chair. She is Lina Khan, not Linda.

White Parents Rallied to Chase a Black Educator Out of Town. Then, They Followed Her to the Next One.

Correction, June 17, 2022: This story originally misspelled the first name of one of the people who spoke at the Cherokee County School Board meeting. She is Lori Raney, not Lauri.

New York Let Residences for Kids With Serious Mental Health Problems Vanish. Desperate Families Call the Cops Instead.

Correction, June 8, 2022: The caption for the first picture in this story originally misstated Amari’s age. She is now 14 years old, not 11, which was her age at the time of her 2020 hospitalization.

Trial Diary: A Journalist Sits on a Baltimore Jury

Correction, June 1, 2022: This story originally misstated the fatalities of a shooting. A father-to-be was killed, not left in critical condition.

How Not to Count Salmon

Correction, June 6, 2022: This story originally gave a mistaken impression of the circumstances under which coded wire tags are removed from fish. The tags are taken from fish that are already dead, not from living fish that are killed by the process.

Do Police Give Students Tickets in Your Illinois School District?

Correction, May 5, 2022: An earlier version of this database misstated whether some districts provided a racial breakdown of students who were issued tickets. Pontiac Township HSD 90, Naperville CUSD 203, Geneseo CUSD 228 and Northfield Township HSD 225 were listed as not providing race data when in fact they did provide race data, but it covered too few tickets (fewer than five) to meet our threshold for displaying a breakdown. In addition, an earlier version of this database misstated the total number of tickets issued to students in Bradley Bourbonnais CHSD 307 in the school years ending in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The district issued 109 tickets in those years, not 137, a number that included some tickets issued in the current school year.

Building the “Big Lie”: Inside the Creation of Trump’s Stolen Election Myth

Correction, April 27, 2022: This story originally stated that James Penrose called Staci Burk in late December. According to Burk, the two spoke with each other but the call was initiated by a third party.

They Faced Foreclosure Not From Their Mortgage Lender, but From Their HOA

Correction, April 29, 2022: This story originally misstated when Jayne Wilson moved out of her Timbers townhouse. Betsy Wilson said her mother moved in with her before 2020, not in 2020.

She’s Supposed to Protect Americans From Toxic Chemicals. First, She Just Has to Fix Trump’s Mess and Decades of Neglect.

Correction, March 30, 2022: This story originally gave the wrong name for the college at which Jamie DeWitt is a toxicology professor. She is at East Carolina University, not Eastern Carolina University.

Cuomo Set Out to “Transform” Mental Health Care for Kids. Now They Can’t Get Treatment.

Correction, March 28, 2022: This story originally misstated who proposed to reinstate 200 psychiatric beds in state hospitals. The state Senate made that proposal, not Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Infamous Russian Troll Farm Appears to Be Source of Anti-Ukraine Propaganda

Correction, March 11, 2022: This story originally misstated what TikTok communicated about its actions. The company said that after receiving ProPublica’s questions, it removed any active accounts it had been asked about, along with 98 others that the social media company linked to a pro-Russia network identified by ProPublica; TikTok did not decline to say how many accounts were removed.

Rechaza la EPA la norma de Texas que es más indulgente para un contaminante atmosférico muy tóxico

Correction, Feb. 3, 2022: This story originally mischaracterized full-page ads taken out in a local newspaper by the Midwest Sterilization Corporation. They stress the importance of ethylene oxide to the health care industry and emphasize that a small portion of the chemical is used to sterilize medical equipment. They do not say that the EPA is wrong about the dangers of ethylene oxide.

When Private Equity Becomes Your Landlord

Correction, Feb. 7, 2022: This story incorrectly described Yardi Matrix. The company provides data and research on multifamily, student housing, office, industrial and self-storage properties across the United States. It is not a property manager.

EPA Rejects Texas’ More Lenient Standard for Highly Toxic Air Pollutant

Correction, Feb. 3, 2022: This story originally mischaracterized full-page ads taken out in a local newspaper by the Midwest Sterilization Corporation. They stress the importance of ethylene oxide to the health care industry and emphasize that a small portion of the chemical is used to sterilize medical equipment. They do not say that the EPA is wrong about the dangers of ethylene oxide.

EPA Takes Action to Combat Industrial Air Pollution

Correction, Jan. 27, 2022: This story originally misstated how the EPA’s Pollution Accountability Team is planning to track emissions from above. The team will use an ASPECT plane, not a helicopter.

Toxic PCBs Festered at This Public School for Eight Years as Students and Teachers Grew Sicker

Correction, Jan. 23, 2022: This story originally misidentified the judge who dismissed the Snohomish Health District from a lawsuit. It was King County Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle, not Douglass North.

They Promised Quick and Easy PPP Loans. Often, They Only Delivered Hassle and Heartache.

Correction, Jan. 14, 2022: Correction: This story originally misstated the name of a lender that was responsible for 30,000 canceled loans. It was Fountainhead SBF, not Fountainhead Commercial Capital, which is a sister firm.

The Nonprofit College That Spends More on Marketing Than Financial Aid

Correction, Jan. 15, 2022: This story originally misstated what happened with Baker College's Port Huron campus. Baker slashed operations there but left open a culinary program; it did not cease operations entirely.

States Are Hoarding $5.2 Billion in Welfare Funds Even as the Need for Aid Grows

Correction, Jan. 3, 2022: This story originally misstated the U.S. poverty rate before it made its largest jump in 60 years of tracking. The national poverty rate in June 2020 was 9.6%, not 2.4%.

The Dirty Secret of America’s Clean Dishes

Correction, Dec. 22, 2021: This story originally misstated how much ethylene oxide BASF's plant in Geismar, Louisiana, is capable of making each year. It is 220,000 metric tons, not 220 metric tons.

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