Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Oct. 31 2008 7:08 AM

Corrections

In the Oct. 30 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan incorrectly stated that U.S. special-operations pilots flew two dozen Black Hawk helicopters across Iraq's border and killed eight people on Syrian territory. In fact, two dozen U.S. commandos and four Black Hawk helicopters performed the operation.

In an Oct. 29 "Explainer," Christopher Beam incorrectly defined a "natural-born citizen" as a citizen born in the United States. The traditional interpretation also includes those born to U.S. citizens overseas.

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In the Oct. 27 "Explainer," Nina Shen Rastogi incorrectly stated that a 2005 study of the AccuVote TSx voting machine was part of a top-to-bottom review of California's voting systems. It was conducted under the state's regular certification process; the top-to-bottom review took place in 2007.

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