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New York is pondering the future of the World Trade Center site as it clears the rubble.  


The head of security for the Federal Aviation Administration, Michael Canavan, is leaving his job after only 10 months, an agency spokesman said Friday.

FAA spokesman Paul Takemoto said, "It was a mutual decision between him (Canavan) and (FAA Administrator) Jane Garvey. He's going to pursue other opportunities outside the FAA." The decision was made Thursday.


Canavan is the second security official at the FAA to leave his post since the September 11 terrorist hijackings. (Full story)

President Bush urged Congress on Friday to enact at least $60 billion in new tax cuts "as quickly as possible," rather than rely on additional federal spending to pump more money into the slumping economy.

"In order to stimulate the economy, Congress doesn't need to spend any more money. What they need to do is to cut taxes," Bush said. "The American people expect us to act, and here's a way for us to act." (Full story)

Hoping to give the travel and tourism industry a boost, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill to encourage Americans to resume travel.

The Travel America Now Act would give a tax credit for personal and vacation travel for trips more than 100 miles from home. The credit would be up to $500 for individuals and $1,000 for couples. (Full story)

Jolted by the mass deaths of rescuers in New York, firefighters won't be so quick to rush into burning high-rises and will broadly rethink how to protect themselves while trying to save others, fire officials say.

They will review how they confront big fires in high-rises, defend rescuers from secondary terrorist attacks, train for collapse-prone buildings, keep command centers safe, and prepare and equip themselves for chemical and biological weapons. (Full story)

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Monitors have been brought in to oversee the removal of debris from the World Trade Center to fend off organized crime and corruption that could accompany the massive cleanup effort.

The effort is a precautionary measure meant to "ensure against organized crime or any other insidious interests," said Edward Kuriansky, commissioner of the city's Department of Investigations. (Full story)

In the wake of the terrorist attacks, comic strip artists are rethinking what is funny and grappling with whether even to acknowledge the tragedy. (Full story)


Will Americans resume air travel at their previous levels? Click for more

What will happen to the World Trade Center site? Click for more

What are the legal issues involved in compensating the victims?

What will be the long-range impact on the insurance industry?

How has the fabric of New York, Washington and the country as a whole been altered?

What measures will be taken to try to prevent a recurrence of such attacks? Click for more

How will these measures affect the American way of life?

What effect will the attacks have on the economy?

What will be the global effect?


George W. Bush: U.S. president

Laura Bush: First lady of the United States, she has become more visible since the terrorist attacks, making public appearances urging parents and teachers to help reassure children that everything is being done to try to keep them safe. Click for more

Tom Ridge: President Bush's appointee as head of the newly created Cabinet post of Office of Homeland Security, Ridge has been governor of Pennsylvania since 1995. Click for more

Joe Albaugh:The chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Click here for more.

Rudy Giuliani: Mayor of New York Click for more

Paul O'Neill: Treasury secretary

Norman Y. Mineta:Transportation secretary

Jane Garvey: FAA administrator


The latest figures provided by federal and local officials give the following totals for the number of people dead or missing from the September 11 attacks.

WORLD TRADE CENTER: 157 dead on two hijacked planes; another 4,986 reported missing to the New York Police Department; 369 confirmed dead

PENTAGON: 64 dead on hijacked plane; another 125 dead or missing

PENNSYLVANIA: 44 confirmed dead on hijacked plane


The events of September 11 exposed the vulnerability of the world's greatest superpower, presenting the United States with the challenge of recovering emotionally and physically.

Several industries -- particularly the airline industry and the insurance industry -- have been hit hard by the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, and their progress will be watched closely as a guide to the overall U.S. economic and psychological recovery.


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