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Corrections & Clarifications 2024


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Sports: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story reported incorrectly the team that drafted Kool-Aid McKinstry. He was drafted by the Saints. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2024/04/26/kool-aid-mckinstry-nfl-draft-new-orleans-saints/73385981007/

News: This story was updated to clarify that about 104,000 people within roughly 6 miles of synthetic organic chemical plants in the U.S. face elevated cancer risks. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/04/09/epa-rule-toxic-emissions-cancer/73267465007/

News: A previous version of this story misidentified Brood XIII. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2024/04/08/do-cicadas-bite/73216655007/

Opinion: A prior version of this column misstated when Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed the state’s 15-week abortion ban. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/04/09/arizona-abortion-law-voters-ballot-election/73263740007/

News: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the ACLU's role in the lawsuit. It's representing several of the plaintiffs in the case. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/04/03/sb-4-texas-immigration-law-stays-on-hold/73194347007/

News: This story was updated to clarify that Colorado Parks and Wildlife does not plan to get all wolves from Oregon. Earlier this year, the agency secured a source population of 15 gray wolves from Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/04/03/colorado-wolf-attack-reintroduction-wildlife/73198138007/

Opinion: A prior version of this column misrepresented the cost of creating and staffing the immigration tracking dashboard. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/04/04/desantis-biden-florida-immigration-healthcare-hospital-visits/73190371007/

News: An earlier version of this story from The Hechinger Report misspelled Assistant Principal Julian Saavedra's name. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/04/03/school-discipline-rules-ensnare-students-with-disabilities/72950642007/


Graphics: A previous version of this article mentioned the 2023 date for the Eastern Orthodox Easter instead of this year. https://www.usatoday.com/story/graphics/2024/03/26/how-is-easter-determined-date/73092124007/

News: This story was updated to remove references to misconceptions about e-cigarettes that were not referenced in the study. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2024/03/28/secondhand-e-cigarette-vaping-harm-children-study/73133273007/

News: This story from The Hechinger Report has been updated to clarify Johanna Lacoe's title. She is the research director of the California Policy Lab's site at the University of California, Berkeley. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/03/31/schools-tap-vague-rules-to-suspend-students/72949597007/

News: An earlier version of this story identified an incorrect county for this incident. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/03/21/puppy-mill-fire-murrow-county-ohio/73050465007/

Money: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported FEMA and NOAA statistics for four Virginia cities (Richmond, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk). The city scores and rankings have been adjusted to reflect the correction. Boise, Idaho, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, switched spots between No. 4 and No. 5. https://www.usatoday.com/money/homefront/moving/most-climate-resilient-cities/

Money: A previous version of this story mischaracterized Pacaso’s ownership model. Its buyers are co-owners of a property, with their names on the deed. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/03/25/luxury-vacation-home-co-op-model/73041559007/

News: An earlier version of this story misstated when Texas passed HB 1181, an age-verification law. It passed in June 2023. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/03/14/porn-texas-shut-down/72976270007/

News: This story and headline were updated March 6 to clarify that Arizona has no legal prohibition on divorce during pregnancy, though as a matter of practice, it isn't typically done. The rating on this claim has been updated from True to Partly false. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2024/02/28/pregnant-women-divorce-missouri-texas-arkansas-arizona/72763848007/

Travel: American Airlines will be the only, but not the first, U.S. airline providing direct service from New York to Haneda. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2024/03/02/american-airlines-nonstop-flight-tokyo-new-york/72809904007/

Money: A previous version of this story included an incorrect date reference for the latest Powerball winning numbers. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/lottery/2024/03/11/powerball-winning-numbers/72931530007/

Money: A story in the March 11 edition incorrectly stated which retailers sold ground cinnamon found to have lead contaminants. It was sold by U.S. discount stores including Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, according to the Food and Drug Administration. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2024/03/07/fda-ground-cinnamon-recall-urged/72878113007/

Money: An earlier version of this story misstated the month in which job gains were revised from 353,000 to 229,000. The January numbers were restated. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/03/08/february-jobs-report/72883297007/

News: This story, reposted from the Austin-American Statesman, has been updated to reflect that "Gender Queer" is a book recommended for ages 15 and above. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/03/04/texas-librarian-fired-censor-books-lawsuit/72845159007/


Money: This story, reposted from The Detroit Free Press, has been revised to add details about the 2023 recall of 2004-06 Ranger pickups. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/02/26/ford-flawed-takata-air-bag-repairs/72737502007/ https://www.instagram.com/p/C33mCl4Mjh1/?igsh=YzIzZ29xaDhqNmZi

Social media: An earlier post mischaracterized the differences in Donald Trump and Nikki Haley's views on in vitro fertilization. https://www.instagram.com/p/C3tZaiEvp2L/?img_index=1

News: An earlier version of the story misidentified the 2007 victim's age. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/02/21/audrii-cunningham-found-dead-don-steven-mcdougal/72681598007/

News: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referenced where Lara Trump's single peaked on the Billboard charts. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2024/02/15/who-is-lara-trump/72600842007/

News: A prior version of this story misspelled NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s name. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2024/02/13/what-countries-border-russia/72586028007/

News: Lana Moore served on GLAAD's board of directors from 2013 until 2020. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/02/06/anti-trans-bills-grow-2024/72353716007/

News: A previous version of this article misspelled Adreinne Waheed's name. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/02/01/black-americans-happiness-varies-income/72366430007/


News: This story was updated Jan. 30 to correctly describe the nature of a government program that offers free internet for some people and the involvement of a company advertising that program. The rating for this item was changed from False to Partly false. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2024/01/26/affordable-connectivity-program-not-free-internet-or-tablet/72356558007/

News: An earlier version of this Center for Public Integrity story misstated the position of the nurse practitioner overseeing Andrea Montañez’s heart issues. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/01/25/dei-bans-threaten-medical-training-health-care/72274787007/

Money: A previous version of this article cited incorrect recall data. The article has been updated. usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2024/01/12/vehicle-manufactures-recalls-2023/72195820007/

"The Excerpt" podcast: This episode misidentified one of the universities called to testify at a congressional hearing on antisemitism on campus. It was then-President Liz Magill with the University of Pennsylvania who testified at the hearing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmqwA9gqR1Q&list=PLlvHlI3rc2tOumBquZBOeyXQ_AUY2tzfc&index=5

Travel: Boeing’s MAX is the company’s fourth generation of 737s. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/columnist/2024/01/10/issues-boeing-737-max-over-the-years-cruising-altitude/72159879007/

News: An earlier version of this story misstated the year President Abraham Lincoln was sworn into office. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/01/07/donald-trump-backlash-civil-war-negotiated/72140796007/

Entertainment: A previous version of this story misstated the claims against Berry Gordy in a lawsuit. https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2024/01/03/t-i-tiny-sued-woman-hotel-sexual-assault-2005/72098175007/

News: This episode of "The Excerpt" has been corrected to say that Hamas leader Saleh al-Aruri was killed in an apparent Israeli strike, outside Beirut, according to Lebanon's state-run News Agency and the Hezbollah-linked Al-Mayadeen media outlet. Israel has not yet commented on the alleged strike, and the Israel Defense Forces had no immediate confirmation when asked by USA TODAY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMxXGHwMV5o&list=PLlvHlI3rc2tOumBquZBOeyXQ_AUY2tzfc&index=2

News: This story has been corrected to note the overall poll was of registered voters. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/01/01/biden-trump-poll-odds-black-hispanic-young-voters/72072111007/

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