Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 13

In a March 16 Slatest, Shirin Ali misstated that Republicans hold a four-vote majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans currently hold a five-seat majority.

Due to an editing error, a March 15 Jurisprudence stated that Walgreens had stopped selling mifepristone nationwide. It is still awaiting approval to sell the drug but will not sell it in 20 states, including some where abortion remains legal.

In a March 14 Television, Nadira Goffe misstated that the character Marlene, from The Last of Us, was present at the character Ellie’s birth. Marlene entered the room a few hours later.


In a March 14 Politics, Fred Kaplan misstated that the requested 2024 U.S. Security budget is $1.104 trillion. It is $1.014 trillion.

In a March 11 Life, Imogen West-Knights misstated that Maggie Murdaugh and Paul Murdaugh were killed in North Carolina. They were killed in South Carolina.

A March 11 Good Fit has been corrected to note that Mackenzie Dunn founded the Larger Than Lithe retreat.

In a Feb. 23 Wide Angle, Laura Miller misidentified who gave The Coldest Case in Laramie access to the relevant case files and police interviews. It was Fred Lamb’s defense attorney, not the detective who charged him.

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