Numbers: Oct. 24, 2005

192,424 Number of hotel rooms housing Katrina evacuees, at a cost of $11 million a day to FEMA, which did not budget for such accommodation

$2 billion Amount allotted to buy as many as 300,000 mobile homes and trailers. As of last week, only 7,308 were occupied

560 Number of sexual-abuse claims filed against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which released files on 126 accused priests last week and could pay as much as $500 million in civil settlements

3 ft. Height of 12,000-year-old humans whose bones, found in Indonesia, set off a debate over whether they were a...

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