For my final blog, I chose a interactive feature that New York Times did by reporter by David Dunlap.

The interactive has four different pictures showing the construction of the new World Trade Center complex. The first picture shows the construction as of now and the interactive portion explains the portions that have been put in place and the details of those. The other three pictures are the construction models in 2014. The reporters analyze each part of the construction in great detail.

The computer skills necessary is to put voice to images and be able to change the image around when the mouse clicks.

Lions Get A Victory

Drew Stanton threw the only touchdown as the Lions upset the Green Bay Packers, 7-3.

Aaron Rodgers, the Packers quarterback, got knocked out in the second quarter with a concussion.

Tight end, Will Heller, scored the only touchdown in the game, AP reports. It's his first touchdown on the season.

Before Sunday, the Lions lost 10 straight games against Green Bay.

Second-string quarterback, Matt Flynn, came in for the Packers for ailing Rodgers, ESPN Milwaukee reports. He played above average but did not do enough to win the game.

Bomb House Destroyed

The house that was discovered to be filled with explosives was burned to the ground Thursday.

Beginning Monday, crew will be hauling scrap from the fire to local landfills for disposal.

Bomb units started sifting through the debris on Friday, AP reports. Bomb technicians were brought in to make sure that all explosives were destroyed.

Nine pounds of hexamethylene triperoxide diamine, or HMTD was found in the backyard in mid-November, CNN reports.

The man has been arrested and has a $5 million bail.

One Dead in Stockholm

One person was killed and two others were injured after a suspected failed terrorist attack in Stockholm Saturday.

A car bomb exploded close to a busy shopping mall in Stockholm.

Police are trying to figure out whether the explosives and two other similar threats coincide with each other, CNN reports.

Police received an e-mail warning 10 minutes before the car bomb went off, Reuters reported. The e-mail had sound files in both Swedish and Arabic.

Terrorists experts believe that attack was not done alone.

Metrodome Collapses

The Metrodome collapsed early Sunday morning after the weekend snowstorm.

The roof deflated after the enormous amount of pressure forced by the 16 inches of snow that fell in Minneapolis.

The game that was going to be played between the Vikings and the Giants was already delayed to Monday night before the collapse, the New York Times reports. The game will now be held at Ford Field in Detroit.

One the options to play the game was TCF Bank Stadium, AP reports. The University said the stadium was closed for the winter and would able several days to reopen it.

The Vikings will be in the final year of their lease next season at Mall of America stadium.

I-90 Closed

I-90 was closed during part of the day Sunday after a crash that clogged both sides of the highway.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed the area close to South Dakota.

MnDOT reopened the highway at 2:15 p.m. after a three hour closure, the Star Tribune reports.

A pickup truck and a trailer collided to start the crash, the Billings Gazette reports.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

North Carolina Gets A Much Needed Win

Tyler Zeller led the North Carolina Tar Heels past Kentucky in a 75-73 victory Saturday.

Zeller scored 27 points and drained the game-clinching free throws with less than a minute to go in Chapel Hill.

The forward scored 12 of Carolina's final 16 points, AP reports.

Sophomore forward John Henson added a double-double.

Both teams didn't play up to their standards, the Spokesman-Review reports. Both coaches said that to each other after the final buzzer.

Snow Emergency

As much as 10 inches of snow fell in the Twin Cities area over the weekend.

By midday Saturday, most cities in Minnesota declared snow emergencies.

The Twin Cities area had 141 crashes and 13 were injured, the Star Tribune reports.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport had huge delays Friday, Kare 11 reports.

The airport only had a minor delays as well over the weekend.

Police Cars Crashing

One woman and two children died early Sunday after a car crash in north Minneapolis.

Two police cars collided into each other on the slick roads and crashed into another car.

The driver went through a red light which allowed a pile up with two other cars, the Star Tribune reports.

This crash of cop cars was one of two incidents in the weekend. Two police cars collided in St. Cloud on Friday, Twin Cities reports.

The police officers in the St. Cloud crash were both injured.

Obama Visits Afghanistan

Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to praise the work the troops are doing overseas.

Obama boasted that that Taliban control is shrinking all over the country.

He also spoke to the Afghan president for 15 minutes, the BBC reports.

Obama's national security team should announce the new strategy later this month.

Troops should start their journey back to the U.S. in July, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Obama spoke to over 3,500 troops.

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