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A Pharma Payment A Day Keeps Docs' Finances Okay

Correction, July 2, 2015: This post has been corrected to change the average amount doctors received in payments in 2014. The graphic has also been corrected.

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare Drug Program, Watchdog Finds

Correction, June 23, 2015: This article originally stated that 243 people were arrested during Medicare's fraud takedown. Two hundred forty-three people were charged. Not everyone charged was arrested.

End of the Miracle Machines: Inside the Power Plant Fueling America's Drought

Correction, June 16, 2015: This story previously stated that the Hoover Dam is located in Boulder Canyon. It is in the Black Canyon.

The ‘Water Witch’: Pat Mulroy Preached Conservation While Backing Growth in Las Vegas

Correction, June 2, 2015: This article misstated how many Western states will face dramatic cuts in their water supplies if the water in Lake Mead falls to emergency levels. Only Nevada and Arizona would face such cuts, not every state in the Colorado River basin.

California Workers’ Comp Law Gets Criticism, Praise at Senate Hearing

Correction, March 26, 2015: An earlier version of this story may have implied that Alex Swedlow of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute said insurers were making medical decisions. Those decisions were made by doctors hired by the insurers.

The Fallout of Workers’ Comp ‘Reforms’: 5 Tales of Harm

Correction, March 25, 2015: An earlier version of this story said that Christopher Carter was sent by his employer’s insurer for an independent medical exam in Missoula, Montana. Instead, the insurer brought the Missoula physician to Great Falls for the exam.

Rent to Own: Wall Street’s Latest Housing Trick

Correction, Jan. 28, 2015: This column incorrectly said that about nine in 10 new mortgages have government backing. Recently, more than seven in 10 new mortgages have government backing, mainly from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.

The Human Toll of Flashbangs

Correction, Jan. 12, 2015: The interactive graphic published on Jan. 12, 2015, The Human Toll of Flashbangs, originally included two passages that had been plagiarized from their sources, CNN and the Washington Post. We have taken what we consider to be the appropriate action with respect to what we are convinced were unintentional mistakes by the author in question, and have now properly attributed the sentences, in the entries for the FBI agent, Donald Bain, James Milligan and Thomas Scanzano.

When a Patient's Death is Broadcast Without Permission

Correction, Jan. 2, 2015: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to the newspaper that published a quote from "NY Med" executive producer Terence Wrong. It was the Philadelphia Daily News, not the Philadelphia Inquirer. Both newspapers share a website, where the story appears.

Is This Man Responsible for the Murders of 5 American Nuns?

Correction, Dec. 31, 2014: This story originally incorrectly described Gerald Rose, former deputy chief of mission in Liberia. Gerald Rose is 86, and he did not personally interview aspirants. He also does not hobble nor has he ever used a cane. He is active and routinely plays 18 holes of golf.

Judge Doesn’t ‘Think’ Police are Abusing Spy Technology, and More in MuckReads

Correction, Oct. 24, 2014: In an earlier version of this story we stated that residents were paying 20 percent more in property tax bills when in fact the analysis shows that 20 percent or more of residents are paying the wrong property tax bill.

This Alabama Judge Has Figured Out How to Dismantle Roe v. Wade

Correction, Oct. 10, 2014: The original version of this article incorrectly said Justice Kennedy had voted in favor of every abortion restriction measure that had come before him on the court. In fact, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, he voted against a spousal notification requirement while upholding other limits in the Pennsylvania law. The article also used "crucifix" when "cross" was the appropriate word.

Fact-Checking Feinstein on the Assault Weapons Ban

Correction, Sept. 24, 2014: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to a round of ammunition as a "bullet." Properly speaking, ammunition rounds include not just the bullet, but also propellant, primer, and case.

Old Debts, Fresh Pain: Weak Laws Offer Debtors Little Protection

Correction, Sept. 16, 2014: This story and an accompanying photo caption originally misattributed a quote about “feeling hopeless” to Conrad Goetzinger. It was his fiancée, Cassandra Rose, who said it.

Why Do Democrats Keep Trying to Ban Guns That Look Scary, Not the Guns That Kill the Most People?

Correction, Sept. 12, 2014: An earlier version of this article incorrectly cited a statistic on the use of handguns in killings in the United States in the early 1990s. They were used in more than 80 percent of gun murders — not all murders. Also, this article has been clarified to note that before Democrats succeeded in banning a category of guns called "assault weapons," the firearms industry had used similar language to market civilian semiautomatic versions of military guns.

A Judge’s Status, Robed in Silence

Correction, Sept. 2, 2014: This article incorrectly characterized Lawrence Goldman’s position on disciplining judges who have engaged in misconduct. Goldman, a former member of the New York State Commission on Judicial Misconduct, favors allowing the commission to impose, in certain circumstances, a temporary suspension for a judge found to have erred, but whose conduct does not warrant removal from the bench. He does not favor allowing the commission to suspend a judge during an active investigation.

Does Valeant’s Cost-Cutting Go Too Far?

Correction, Jul. 30, 2014: An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that Ryan Weldon was the head of Valeant's aesthetics business. Weldon no longer works for the company.

Privacy Tools: How to Block Online Tracking

Correction, Jul. 3, 2014: A previous version of this article misspelled an Electronic Frontier Foundation technologist’s last name. His name is Cooper Quintin, not Quentin.

Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids Are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

Correction, June 19, 2014: An illustration on this story previously stated that Minnesota does not allow prone restraints on disabled children and that the state will ban the tactics in August 2015. In fact, Minnesota allows the use of prone restraints in an emergency, on disabled children aged five or older. Minnesota is currently enacting regulations to limit prone restraints, and it is uncertain changes in prone restraint regulations will occur by August 2015.

Iowa Court Tosses Sentence in HIV Exposure Case

Correction, Jun. 16, 2014: This story originally said Iowa’s new HIV transmission law was opposed by some advocates in the state and nationally. It was not opposed by advocates in the state.

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