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The Referendum That Might Have Headed Off Flint’s Water Crisis

Correction, March 4, 2016: This story originally misspelled the name of state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer.

Once Again, the VA Turns Down Navy Vets for Agent Orange Benefits

Correction, Feb. 8, 2016: A photo caption in this story originally misstated Jim Smith’s years of service in the Navy as 1972 to 1973. He served in the Navy from 1972 to 1979. He served aboard the U.S.S. Butte from 1972 to 1973.

The NYPD Is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even if They Haven’t Committed a Crime

Correction, Feb. 4, 2016: A chart in this story, showing judges' approvals of temporary closing orders, was incorrectly labeled. The chart shows the percent of times judges approved such requests for both businesses and residences, not just for residents. Further, the judges’ combined rate of approval is 70 percent and not 75 percent.

Bad Grandpa: The Ugly Forefather of New York’s Affordable Housing Debacles

Correction, Jan. 26, 2016: This article originally misidentified the late Russell Harding. He was Bob Harding's brother, not his son.

‘Somebody Intervened in Washington’

Correction, Dec. 21, 2015: This story originally misspelled the first name of Dan Val Kish.

The Painting That Saved My Family From the Holocaust

Correction, Nov. 24, 2015 : This story originally stated that Jakob Engelberg died in 1942. He died in 1941.

How the Gun Control Debate Ignores Black Lives

Correction, Nov. 24, 2015: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that 97 murders occurred in Indianapolis in 2012. Ninety-six murders occurred in 2012.

What’s the Evidence Mass Surveillance Works? Not Much

Correction, Nov. 18, 2015: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology’s report about the effectiveness of the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records was issued in 2014. The report came out at the end of 2013.

When Students Become Patients, Privacy Suffers

Correction, Oct. 23, 2015: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that a California appeals court agreed that the California Institute of Technology had no legal duty to protect Brian Go from harming himself. While a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge made such a ruling, the family dropped its appeal before the appeals court decided the case.

Paul Ryan Reading Guide: The Best Reporting on the House Republican

Correction, Aug. 11, 2012: This post originally said that the Mother Jones article was published in November 2012. It was actually published in May 2011.

Medicare Spending for Hepatitis C Cures Surges

Correction, Oct. 16, 2015: A previous version of this story said that before the new drugs, there was no cure for hepatitis C. In fact, some of the prior treatments for the virus cured a lower percentage of patients but the drugs often caused onerous side effects that caused patients to stop taking them.

Orthopedic Board Will Use Surgeon Scorecard to Help Re-certify Docs

Correction, Oct. 13, 2015: This story has been updated to clarify that the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery board of directors did not have a formal discussion or vote on the decision to use the Surgeon Scorecard when certifying or re-certifying doctors. The decision to do so was made by the board’s executive director, Dr. Shepard Hurwitz, who discussed it with some members of the group’s board of directors. The spelling of Hurwitz’s first name also has been corrected.

The Human Reasons Why Athletes Who Dope Get Away With It

Correction, Aug. 31, 2015: This story originally incorrectly stated that athletes can miss three tests in 18 months before facing a sanction. As of 2015, athletes can miss three tests in 12 months before facing a sanction.

Small Group Goes to Great Lengths to Block Homeschooling Regulation

Correction, Aug. 27, 2015: This story originally misidentified Rachel Coleman as the founder of the Coalition for Responsible Home Education; she is a co-founder. And it incorrectly described a character in the novel “Anonymous Tip” as a “homeschooling mother;” only later in the book does she take up homeschooling.

Speed Bumps: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Cheaters in Track and Field

Correction, Aug. 20, 2015: This article originally said blood samples taken at major track championships are stored for eight years. They are stored for 10 years.

A Trail of Evidence Leading to AT&T’s Partnership with the NSA

Correction, Aug. 15, 2015: This article originally stated that Keoje is in Japan. It’s in South Korea.

NSA Spying Relies on AT&T’s ‘Extreme Willingness to Help’

Correction, Aug. 15, 2015 : The timeline in this article originally said that in 2003, AT&T was forwarding 400 million Internet metadata records a month to the NSA. It should have said 400 billion.

Agent Orange Act Was Supposed to Help Vietnam Veterans — But Many Still Don’t Qualify

Correction, July 17, 2015: This story has been corrected to reflect the amount of compensation the VA provided to Vietnam era veterans and all veterans in fiscal 2013. A previous version of the story mistakenly referred to the number of vets receiving compensation as the amount of the compensation.

Surgeon Scorecard and Cancer Centers

Correction, July 22, 2015: An earlier version of this article imprecisely described one of the eight elective procedures in Surgeon Scorecard. What we identified as “Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Anterior Technique” is an operation in which a surgeon attaches a bone graft to the front of the patient’s spinal column, what doctors call anterior placement. The operation is done through an incision in the patient’s back, known as posterior approach. We are publishing the medical codes for each procedure including this one, which is IDC-9-CM code 81.08. We have revised the language for clarity.

Sen. Grassley Demands Red Cross Disclose Haiti Spending — And Gives Them a Deadline

Correction, July 9, 2015: An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to the Red Cross' claims about its overhead spending. The group has said 91 percent of all donations went to Haiti and nine percent to overhead, not the other way around.

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