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Morning Cup: Brother, Can You Spare Some Data Ideas?

benderbending/Flickr; Krista Kjellman/ProPublicaThis is the latest roundup from our stimulus blog.

The Obama administration is seeking the public's help in improving -- the government's one-stop shop for tracking stimulus dollars. It has started a weeklong online discussion at, where readers can submit ideas and comment and vote on others. The highest-rated idea so far? Better analysis and visualization. Here are some private-sector Web sites with stimulus graphics:

Remember that Chicago window factory where workers held a sit-in after being laid off? It's reopening, and Vice President Joe Biden will visit this morning to tout how the stimulus is creating jobs.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a list of 770 projects funded by $280 million in stimulus money.

Project of the day: About $500,000 will be used to restore the habitat of the endangered Florida scrub jay at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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