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Powerful men accused of sexual harassment

All of the powerful men who have been accused of sexual abuse in the weeks since the bombshell Harvey Weinstein report broke.


Men behaving badly

The bombshell report from The New York Times last month on decades of sexual harassment and assault by producer Harvey Weinstein started a domino effect as other women spoke out about mistreatment by men in positions of power.


The Islamic State's shrinking footprint

The Islamic State has been steadily losing territory this year, losing the cities of Mosul, Deir al-Zour and their de facto capital of Raqqa. These maps show the areas ISIS held at four points this year, using data collected by analysts at IHS Markit Conflict Monitor, a service that gathers open-source intelligence on the fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Go deeper: ISIS may be dispersed, not destroyed

IHS Markit Conflict Monitor; Maps: Lazaro Gamio / Axios


Before media firestorms, decades of assaults

One common trait shared by recent high-profile sexual assault scandals is that it took a major media event for many of the women to come forward with their stories. For some, the alleged assault happened decades ago.

How we collected the data: This visual is based on multiple press reports from other news organizations, all of which covered the alleged assaults in detail. To get more information on them, you can take a look at the underlying data and find the links to the news sources here.

Worth noting: Cosby, Ailes, O'Reilly, and Weinstein were all condemned — and to an extent, punished — once the allegations against them were brought to light. One month after Trump's Access Hollywood tape leaked and more than 20 women came forward with allegations of sexual assault, he was elected president.


Where northern California's wildfires are raging

This map shows active fires detected via satellite in Northern California. So far, at least 2,000 homes have been destroyed, and 20,000 people have been evacuated.

Go deeper: The California wildfires, by the numbers.

Data: NASA MODIS, National Atlas; Note: Active fire data as of Oct. 10; Map: Lazaro Gamio / Axios


The human toll of mass shootings

Here's how the Las Vegas shooting compares to all of the U.S. mass shooting events since 2013, using data from the Gun Violence Archive. The group uses a broad definition of mass shootings: any reported incident where at least four people where shot or killed — excluding the shooter — at the same time and location.


The wealth distribution of American households

Why we're showing this to you: You can see the trends we've all heard about for years — more wealthy people, (slightly) more low-income people, and a shrinking middle class. The income data used here is adjusted for inflation to facilitate comparison.

Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The underlying data comes from a new Census Bureau release, which showed median household incomes rising for a second year in a row to $59k.


Hurricane Irma's path over the next 5 days

This map show's the latest forecast for Hurricane Irma as it barrels straight for Florida. The shade of red on the map represents the probability of an area experiencing sustained hurricane-force winds exceeding 74 mph within the next five days.

Go deeper: The latest updates on Irma

Data: National Hurricane Center, Irma advisory No. 39; Map: Lazaro Gamio / Axios


Thirty years of major flooding in the U.S.

The flooding in Houston brought on by Harvey has proved to be catastrophic, but the region is no stranger to flooding. Here's a deep look at where major flooding events have occurred in the U.S. since 1985 using data from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory. Each shape represents the extent of a region affected by flooding, and is colored by the severity of the flooding. The map doesn't yet include the extent of the flooding caused by Harvey because it is still being measured.

Why it matters: Climate scientists say extreme flooding events will become more common as the climate warms because storms will dump more rain and the sea levels will rise (already 2.6 inches globally between 1993 and 2014, per NOAA).

Data: Dartmouth Flood Observatory; Map: Lazaro Gamio / Axios