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May 14, 2011

Trail to Bin Laden: A May 5 article in Section A about the search for Osama bin Laden quoted a U.S. Justice Department memo from 2005 that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against a CIA detainee, identified in the story as Hassan Ghul, who provided important information in the search for Osama bin Laden. A U.S. official familiar with the intelligence subsequently said that the memo actually refers to a different CIA detainee, Janat Gul, and that there is no evidence that Gul provided information that assisted in the search for Bin Laden.

Norma Zimmer: A brief obituary of singer Norma Zimmer in the May 12 LATExtra section said her son did not give the cause of death. That reference should have been to Larry Welk, son of the late orchestra leader Lawrence Welk.

"Dilbert" cartoon: "Dilbert" was omitted from the May 13 Business section. The missing comic appears on Page B2 along with the current strip.

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" car: A headline on an article in the May 12 Calendar section about the sale of the car from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" said the movie was a Disney film. The film was not made by Disney. It was released in 1968 by United Artists.

Louisiana flooding: An article in the May 13 Section A about flooding in Louisiana said the flow rate of the Mississippi River that could trigger the opening of the Morganza Spillway is measured in Morganza, La. The measurement takes place in Red River Landing, La.

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