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When Home Is a Toxic Hot Spot

Correction, Dec. 16, 2021: This story originally gave the wrong ages for Mike Garrett’s parents at the time of their deaths. Garrett’s father died at 67, not 63, and his mother died at 69, not 67.

At Last, Florida Families Hit Hard by Their Children’s Birth Injuries Are Promised More Help

Correction, Dec. 10, 2021: This story originally misattributed a quotation. “A lot has changed over the last month for the better. The last month has been a breath of fresh air, a clear culture shift thanks to the interim executive director” was spoken by Ashley Hammer, not Jackie Amorim.

He Tore Down Motels Where Poor Residents Lived During a Housing Crisis. City Leaders Did Nothing.

Correction, Dec. 10, 2021: The caption with the first image misstated the origin of the pictured bricks. They were from the demolition of the Reno Mercantile building, not piled in a dirt lot where the Town House Motor Lodge once stood.

Louisiana Deputy Who Slammed a Black Woman on the Pavement Was Named in Multiple Suits, Records Show

Correction, Oct. 25, 2021: This story originally misstated who Atdner Casco alleged took him to his daughter’s school in handcuffs. He said it was immigration agents, not Detective George Kister and Deputy Julio Alvarado.

In a California Desert, Sheriff’s Deputies Settle Schoolyard Disputes. Black Teens Bear the Brunt.

Correction, Sept. 30, 2021: This story originally misstated the occupation of Barron Gardner's wife. She is a teacher, not a nurse.

How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users

Correction, Sept. 10, 2021: This story originally stated incorrectly that Apple’s iMessage system has no “report” button. The iMessage system does have a report button, but only for suspected spam (not for suspected abusive content).

What the US Didn’t Learn in Afghanistan, According to the Government’s Own Inspector General

Correction, Aug. 19, 2021: This story originally misstated a finding by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. It said “bright spots” weren’t sustainable without a U.S. presence, not unsustainable.

Postcard From Thermal: Surviving the Climate Gap in Eastern Coachella Valley

Correction, Aug. 18, 2021: This story originally misstated the location of the indigenous Mexican Purhépecha community. It is in Michoacán, not outside it.

Postal desde Thermal: la supervivencia en el este del Valle de Coachella en tiempos de crisis climática

Correction, Agosto 18, 2021: Una versión anterior de este artículo señalaba de forma incorrecta la ubicación de la comunidad indígena purépecha. Se encuentra en Michoacán, no en las afueras del estado.

“Don’t You Work With Old People?”: Many Elder-Care Workers Still Refuse to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Correction, July 23, 2021: A caption with this story originally misstated Heidi Lucas’ job description. She is director of the Missouri Nurses Association, but is not herself a nurse.

New Details Suggest Senior Trump Aides Knew Jan. 6 Rally Could Get Chaotic

Correction, June 28, 2021: A caption with this story originally misstated the action President Donald Trump took to prevent Roger Stone from serving prison time. Trump commuted Stone’s sentence, not his conviction.

In Alaska, Commercial Aviation Is a Lifeline. The State Is Also Home to a Growing Share of the Country’s Deadly Crashes.

Correction, Sept. 15, 2021: This story originally misstated the dates of the Capstone program. It began in 1999, not 1996.

Some Hospitals Kept Suing Patients Over Medical Debt Through the Pandemic

Correction, June 14, 2021: This story originally misstated the time frame of the decline in legal actions that hospitals and health systems took to collect medical debt and, in a subheading, the degree of that drop. Actions declined by nearly 90%, not 92%, and the decline occurred in the first seven months of 2020, compared to 2019, not in the whole of 2020.

After NYPD Found “No Wrongdoing” in Officer’s Killing of Kawaski Trawick, a Watchdog Finds Fireable Offenses

Correction, June 12, 2021: This story originally misidentified which officer knocked on Kawaski Trawick's door and pushed it open. It was Herbert Davis, not Brendan Thompson.

The Government Is Here to Help Small Businesses — Unless They’re Cooperatives

Correction, June 7, 2021: This story originally misstated that lead was found in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, in 2014. The contamination began in 2014, but it was discovered in 2015.

Hundreds of PPP Loans Went to Fake Farms in Absurd Places

Correction, May 20, 2021: Due to a geocoding error, a map with this story originally misplaced a loan recipient. It was in South Carolina, not North Carolina.

He Bought Health Insurance for Emergencies. Then He Fell Into a $33,601 Trap.

Correction, May 12, 2021: This story originally misstated when short-term plans were limited to three months. It was an Obama administration rule change, not part of the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Spawned a New Group of Mega-Donors Who Now Hold Sway Over the GOP’s Future

Correction, June 29, 2021: This story originally treated a father and son both named Roger Norman as a single person. The elder Norman is the one who gave an interview about gaining and losing fortunes. The younger Norman, who is in business with his father, is the one who donated to President Donald Trump.

The Child Care Industry Was Collapsing. Mrs. Jackie Bet Everything on an Impossible Dream to Save It.

Correction, May 17, 2021: ProPublica removed biographical details about mother Annette Ligon, who claimed to be practicing psychology, after learning that she had, under a different name, pleaded guilty to health care fraud; authorities said she had pretended to be a psychologist. When ProPublica brought this to her attention, Ligon said she had been vindicated but did not supply supporting documentation.

Florida Lawmakers Send Lifeline to Families With Brain-Damaged Children

Correction, April 30, 2021: This story originally misstated that the final bill removed language requiring NICA to act “in a manner that promotes and protects the health and best interests of children.” That language remains in the bill sent to the governor.

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