Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a study this week that shows that 38 percent of the calls received by New York's emergency services are mistakes, mobile phones that dial 911 when a user jostles a phone in their purse or pocket.
Former attorney general Nicholas Katzenbach played a major role in the nation's battle over civil rights and other pivotal moments in the 1960s. As NPR's Debbie Elliott reports, he died this week in his New Jersey home at the age of 90.
The Washington National Cathedral dedicated a new stone carving of Rosa Parks this week. The statue joins carvings of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Catholic Archbishop of El Salvador Oscar Romero in the cathedral's Human Rights Porch.
The outcome of this year's election will be determined by a handful of states. One of them is Iowa, where gay marriage is legal. Jobs may be at the forefront of voters' minds, but President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage — and Mitt Romney's response — could swing voters either way.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's not yet enough scientific evidence to fully endorse the idea, but the agency is warming up to people donning helmets when severe weather threatens.
Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles has the only Planned Parenthood-funded family planning clinic in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The program has its opponents, but the school's chief nurse says "90 percent of the time, abstinence just isn't working for them."
The Boston Red Sox have sold out Fenway Park ever since 2003. But they're stuck in the basement of their division, losing 11 of their last 12 home games — and ticket resale prices are plunging. The Sox's skid is putting Major League Baseball's record sellout streak in jeopardy.
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