The Reckoning: America and the World a Decade After 9/11

The New York Times’s special report on the decade’s costs and consequences, measured in thousands of lives, trillions of dollars and countless challenges to the human spirit.

Where Were You on Sept. 11, 2001?
(here)


War Funding, Related Costs
(here)
Al Qaeda spent roughly half a million dollars to destroy the World Trade Center and cripple the Pentagon. What has been the cost to the United States?

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Defining America: takes a Personal Look at Census Data

CNN.com has unveiled a new data visualization as part of its ongoing ‘Defining America’ coverage to take a unique look at the 2010 Census data and make it personal and relatable to people’s lives.  The interactive map allows a user to explore the country using raw Census data as well as delve more deeply into CNN’s coverage of the towns and people who make up America.

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The Growth of Newspapers Across the U.S.: 1690-2011

This visualization plots over 140,000 newspapers published over three centuries in the United States. The data comes from the Library of Congress' "Chronicling America" project, which maintains a regularly updated directory of newspapers.

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The Path to Prosperity: Saving Medicare, Visualized

This is Paul Ryan's second budget visualization. This video lays out the clear choice United States of America faces on Medicare: "Will Medicare become a program in which a board of bureaucrats manages its bankruptcy by denying care to seniors? Or will leaders work together to save and strengthen Medicare by empowering seniors to choose health care plans that work best for them, with less support for the wealthy and more help for the poor and the sick? House Republicans have advanced solutions to save Medicare. Instead of working with us, the leaders of the Democratic Party have opted to play politics with the health security of America's seniors."

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Where to Live in United States to Avoid a Natural Disaster

Weather disasters and quakes: who’s most at risk? The analysis below, by Sperling’s Best Places, a publisher of city rankings, is an attempt to assess a combination of those risks in 379 American metro areas. Risks for twisters and hurricanes (including storms from hurricane remnants) are based on historical data showing where storms occurred. Earthquake risks are based on United States Geological Survey assessments and take into account the relative infrequency of quakes, compared with weather events and floods. Additional hazards included in this analysis: flooding, drought, hail and other extreme weather.

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Map of the Tornadoes Across the Eastern United States

The death toll was high in several Southern states after devastating storms ripped through the region, spawning deadly tornadoes. This Interactive map shows the locations of reported tornadoes each hour (Central time) across the eastern United States over the past six days.

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