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Some Towns Still Haven’t Halted Utility Shut-offs for Unpaid Water Bills During Coronavirus, Even as Federal Lawmakers Demand It

Correction, March 16, 2020: This story originally misstated the number of customers Bellevue’s water department typically disconnects. It is 30 to 40 a month, not a week.

Should I Quarantine Because of Coronavirus? It Depends on Who You Ask.

Correction, March 12, 2020: This story originally misidentified the university whose students attended the AIPAC conference. It is George Washington University, not Georgetown University.

A State Senator Had Thousands of Dollars in Ticket Debt. Now She’s Fighting to Make Sure Others Won’t.

Correction, March 11, 2020: This story originally described incorrectly the legislation that Illinois state Sen. Celina Villanueva had sponsored. It would only end driver’s license suspensions over red-light camera ticket debt, not speed camera ticket debt.

Key Missteps at the CDC Have Set Back Its Ability to Detect the Potential Spread of Coronavirus

Correction, Feb. 28, 2020: This story originally misstated the number of positive COVID-19 cases found via surveillance testing in the Chinese province of Guangdong. The testing found 420 positive cases, not 1,000.

Trump Endorsed a Risky Antidepressant for Veterans. Lawmakers Want to Know if His Mar-a-Lago Pals Had a Stake in the Drugmaker.

Correction, Feb. 27, 2020: This story originally misidentified where Erick Turner’s Oct. 31 article published. It is The Lancet Psychiatry, not The Lancet.

TurboTax Is Still Tricking Customers With Tax Prep Ads That Misuse the Word “Free”

Correction, Feb. 20, 2020: This story originally stated, incorrectly, that the “IRS launched its own online ad campaign last month to promote the agency’s Free File website, according to data from SEMRush and Ahrefs.” The article also originally noted that “An IRS spokesperson said that the agency doesn’t comment on ad campaigns ...” After this article was published, Intuit told ProPublica that the IRS does not currently advertise Free File — a point subsequently confirmed by the IRS — and that an organization funded by Intuit, Tax Time Allies, does advertise the Free File program.

How Parnas and Fruman’s Dodgy Donation Was Uncovered by Two People Using Google Translate

Correction, Feb. 5, 2020: This story originally stated that America First corrected its filings to indicate that the donation listed as coming from Global Energy Producers had actually come from a shell company controlled by Lev Parnas and his wife. America First did not update its filings.

Correction, Feb. 5, 2020: This story originally credited one staffer at the Campaign Legal Center with doing most of the investigation of the donation by Global Energy Producers. In fact, the investigation was jointly conducted by two staffers.

Reporting Recipe: How to Identify Suspicious Campaign Finance Records

Correction, Feb. 5, 2020: This story originally stated that America First corrected its filings to indicate that the donation listed as coming from Global Energy Producers had actually come from a shell company controlled by Lev Parnas and his wife. America First did not update its filings.

Correction, Feb. 5, 2020: This story originally credited one staffer at the Campaign Legal Center with doing most of the investigation of the donation by Global Energy Producers. In fact, the investigation was jointly conducted by two staffers.

We Found Major Trump Tax Inconsistencies. New York’s Mayor Wants a Criminal Investigation.

Correction, Jan. 10, 2020: This story originally stated, incorrectly, that the city's Department of Finance can pursue back property taxes. It does not pursue property taxes from previous years once the Tax Commission has taken up an appeal.

The IRS Tried to Crack Down on Rich People Using an “Abusive” Tax Deduction. It Hasn’t Gone So Well.

Correction, Jan. 3, 2020: This story originally misstated the founding year for the Partnership for Conservation. It was 2016, not 2017.

California Gave Billions in Taxpayer Dollars to Improve Jails. But That’s Not How These Sheriffs Are Spending It.

Correction, Dec. 27, 2019: This story originally misstated the composition of the jail population in Contra Costa County in 2016. At the time, the county's largest facility housed three dozen realignment inmates, not three dozen inmates in all. Also, roughly 200 federal immigration detainees made up a part of the jail's population, not the rest of the jail's population.

Facebook Ads Can Still Discriminate Against Women and Older Workers, Despite a Civil Rights Settlement

Correction, Dec. 14, 2019: This story originally misstated the last name of an associate research scientist at Northeastern. It is Piotr Sapiezynski, not Sapiensinski.

Correction, Dec. 19, 2019: This story originally misstated the last name of a talent acquisition expert with with the Society for Human Resources Management. He is Steven Lindner, not Linder.

Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep

Correction, Dec. 12, 2019: This story incorrectly described the board on which his guide's company served. It is a hunting and wildlife association, not just a hunting association.

Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation by Gordon Sondland

Correction, Nov. 29, 2019: A photo caption with this story misstated the date of a protest at a Portland, Oregon, hotel. It was Oct. 13, not Nov. 19. Also, the hotel is managed, not owned, by the company Sondland founded, Provenance Hotel Group.

Misinformation Efforts Over Kentucky Vote Could Be Playbook for 2020

Correction, Nov. 26, 2019: This story originally misidentified Citizens for Election Integrity. It is not based in Minnesota.

Blame Over Justice: The Human Toll of the Navy’s Relentless Push to Punish One of Its Own

Correction, Nov. 20, 2019: This story originally misstated Michael Junge’s military status. He is active duty, not retired.

Even Louisiana’s Wealthier Neighborhoods Can’t Escape Toxic Air in “Cancer Alley”

Correction, Nov. 4, 2019: This story originally misstated the academic title of Craig Colten. He is a professor of geography and anthropology at Louisiana State University, not a history professor.

How a Tax Break to Help the Poor Went to NBA Owner Dan Gilbert

Correction, Oct. 24, 2019: This story originally misidentified the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation as the Detroit Economic Development Corporation.

The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign

Correction, Sept. 11, 2019: This story originally misidentified where the firefighting team that is the subject of the movie “Only the Brave” is from. The team is from Arizona, not California.

Las Vegas Man Arrested in Plots Against Jews Was Said to Be Affiliated With Atomwaffen Division

Correction, Aug. 20, 2019: This story originally misstated the type of weapon Conor Climo was carrying in his Las Vegas neighborhood. The gun, identified in a federal criminal complaint as an AR-15 assault rifle, is a semiautomatic weapon, not fully automatic.

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