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Correction: Voting Machines-Defamation Lawsuits story

Mar 18, 2024, 4:59 PM

In a story published March 18, 2024, about the arrest of a Michigan attorney, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of a county sheriff. The sheriff is from southwestern Michigan, not northern Michigan.

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Prosecutors: South Carolina prison supervisor took $219,000 in bribes; got 173 cellphones to inmates

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Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on public lands under new Biden administration rule

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Flash flooding sweeps into the Pittsburgh area and spurs numerous water rescues

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In death, O.J. Simpson and his trial verdict still reflect America’s racial divides

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Correction: Voting Machines-Defamation Lawsuits story