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Correction: Gay Marriage-Canvassers story

FILE- In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, supporters of Arkansas' law banning same sex marriage, top, hold a rally a protestor waves a rainbow flag at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. In an article released Thursday, Dec. 11, by Science magazine, researchers from Columbia University and the University of California-Los Angeles detail a study, which found that openly gay canvassers were far more effective than straight canvassers in shifting voters' views toward support for same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story published Dec. 11, 2014, The Associated Press reported that researchers from Columbia University and the University of California-Los Angeles had found that openly gay canvassers were far more effective than straight canvassers in shifting voters’ views toward support for same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, Columbia Professor Donald Green asked that Science magazine retract the study; Green said when their conclusions were challenged, he and his co-author Michael LaCour were unable to produce their raw data, which he said had been accidentally deleted.

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