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1.Where’s that decimal point?

The New York Times botched some numbers and said two MI machines were a mere few thousand dollars, but in fact they were a few … million.

The June 17 correction reads:

“An article on Saturday about the market for medical equipment in China misstated the prices of two M.R.I. machines that Siemens sold to public hospitals in China. They were $2.8 million and $4.7 million, not $2,800 and $4,700.”

2. Who was first U.S. president to go to Mexico?

The NPR June 14 correction reads:

“We incorrectly say President Harry Truman was the first U.S. president to visit Mexico. In fact, President William Howard Taft was the first.”

3. Not blatant misogny

A June 13 New York Times correction::

Because of an editing error, an article on Monday about the use of YouTube in Russia described incorrectly the material performed by Danila Poperechny, a Russian comedian. While Mr. Poperechny’s act is provocative, it is not filled with “blatant misogyny.” (The description of his act was based on brief video clips; longer versions of those videos showed the description to be inaccurate.)

4. A June 13 Guardian correction:

“This article was amended on 13 June 2019 because salamanders are amphibians, not reptiles as an earlier version said. This has been corrected.”

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Corrections: 1st President to Mexico, Blatant Misogny, Salamander

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