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Published: May 12, 2021 | Updated: May 14, 2021
[RETRACTED] Merriam-Webster Changes Definition of 'Anti-Vaxxer' to Include People Who Oppose 'Laws That Mandate Vaccination'
RETRACTION, May 14, 2021: The Western Journal has retracted this story because it was published in violation of our Ethics and Editorial Standards. We did not reach out to Merriam-Webster for comment prior to publication, nor did we cite reliable sources in describing the changes to the definition of the term "anti-vaxxer," which were made in 2018 and had nothing whatsoever to do with COVID-19. The Western Journal continues to believe that it is beyond ludicrous to define "anti-vaxxer" as anyone who opposes laws mandating vaccination because it attempts to label as "anti-vaxxers" a very large population of small-government conservatives who have in fact been vaccinated multiple times. However, it was erroneous to attribute this particular ludicrousness on the part of Merriam-Webster to the COVID-19 vaccine or responses to it.

Published: May 12, 2021 | Updated: May 12, 2021
Biden Energy Sec Now Says 'Pipe Is the Best Way' to Transport Fuel Even Though Admin Canceled Keystone Pipeline
CORRECTION, May 12, 2021: A previous version of this article criticized Secretary Granholm for referring to the situation caused by the Colonial Pipeline shutdown as a "supply crunch" rather than a "shortage." In fact, the issue is not that there is a shortage of gasoline, but rather that the fuel cannot be transported as quickly and efficiently as before. In that respect, then, Granholm was correct. We apologize to our readers and to Secretary Granholm for the error. 

Published: May 6, 2021 | Updated: May 6, 2021
Twitter Cracks Down on New Account That Posted Trump Statements Hours After It Launched
CORRECTION, May 6, 2021: This post, and its headline, originally implied that former President Trump had set up the @DJTDesk Twitter account. In fact, according to Trump adviser Jason Miller, neither Trump nor anyone affiliated with him was involved in the account's launch. Moreover, we have updated this post to reflect reporting by NBC News that the Twitter account was suspended within hours of its launch, not the next day. We apologize to our readers, to former President Trump and to his staff for the error. 

Published: April 29, 2021 | Updated: May 6, 2021
Catholic Bishops Consider Bombshell Decision to Try to Stop Biden from Receiving Communion
UPDATE, April 29, 2021: This story's headline has been updated to better reflect the fact that as a practical matter, the decision would have little impact on Biden, as Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Delaware, and Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. have said Biden can receive Communion on their turf.

Published: April 25, 2021 | Updated: April 27, 2021
Copy of Kamala Harris' Book Spotted at California Facility for Migrant Children
CORRECTION, April 27, 2021: This post, and its headline, originally claimed that multiple copies of Harris' book were being given out to children at the facility as part of "welcome packets" for new arrivals. In fact, just one copy of the book was spotted, and the Biden administration appears to have played little to no role in its presence. We apologize to our readers, and to Vice President Harris, for the error. 

Published: April 24, 2021 | Updated: April 27, 2021
Cut Red Meat Consumption by 90%: UK Paper Says Biden Climate Plan Could Come with These Horrible Changes
UPDATE, April 27, 2021: This article, and its headline, have been updated to clarify that the specific changes to Americans' lives noted in the story have not been proposed by President Biden. Rather, they simply represent possible ways that the emissions goals floated by Biden could be reached. 

Published: April 23, 2021 | Updated: April 26, 2021
[RETRACTED] Photo: Biden Embarrasses America in Front of World Leaders, Looks Incredibly Weak
RETRACTION, April 26, 2021: After this commentary was fact-checked, further review showed it to be erroneous. As Politifact pointed out, photos from the event showed other world leaders wearing masks as well as instances in which Biden removed his. The Western Journal has therefore issued a retraction for this commentary.

Published: April 22, 2021 | Updated: April 29, 2021
Neighbors Say Officer Had No Choice But to Shoot Ma'Khia Bryant: 'She Needed to Be Stopped'
CORRECTION, April 29, 2020: An earlier version of this article and its headlines included an incorrect spelling of Ma'Khia Bryant's first name. We apologize to our readers for the error.

Published: April 15, 2021 | Updated: April 16, 2021
Jim Jordan, Fauci and Maxine Waters Get in Shouting Match During House Hearing: 'Shut Your Mouth'
CORRECTION, April 16, 2021: This post originally claimed that the exchange in question took place on the House floor, when in fact it occurred in a House hearing room. We apologize to our readers for the error. 

Published: April 15, 2021 | Updated: April 16, 2021
Minnesota Agitators Chase Away CNN Crew While Hurling Objects
CORRECTION, April 16, 2021: This article originally misstated the charges on the warrant that was open at the time of Wright’s death. That single sentence has been changed to include a statement from the Washington County Attorney’s Office.

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