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1.Pug painting mug.

The New York Times corrects even the smallest details. A Feb. 19 correction fixes the word on a cup in a 19th-century painting. The correction reads:

“An article on Friday about the American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog misidentified the word on the cup of a beggar’s terrier in the painting ‘Pug and Terrier’ (1875) by John Sargent Noble. It is ‘charity,’ not ‘pity.’

2. What *is* a muskox?

A March 4 NPR correction reads: “In this report, we did not mean to imply that muskox are a crossbreed of oxen and deer. We were trying to make the point that in stature they are close in size to deer.”

3. Geography mistakes are common errors needing correction in the news. The New York Times made one such error in a Feb. 24 article about New Zealand.

The March 10 correction reads:

“An article on Feb. 24 about real estate in New Zealand misidentified New Zealand’s capital. Wellington is the capital city, not Auckland. (Auckland is the country’s largest city.)”

4. Not under investigation? The UK Telegraph reported that the police were investigating a mosque and scouts organization, but it turns out that wasn’t true. The Telegraph published this March 11 correction:

“An article of 23 Jan reported that the 466th Manchester Scouts based at Khizra mosque was being investigated by the Scouts Association and implied that the Mosque had been referred to the police because of reports of segregating children by gender. We are happy to clarify that the 466th Manchester Scouts is a mixed group and neither it nor Khizra Mosque are under investigation by the police.  We apologise for this error.”

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