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AlJazeera.net

English-language version of this "Arab world" news service.
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BBC News

"World edition" of this British news service.
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BlackPressUSA.com

News service self-described as "the joint web presence of America’s Black community newspapers and the NNPA [National Newspaper Publishers Association] News Service — the last national Black Press news wire."
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CNN.com

Online news service of CNN, with U.S. focus.
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Christian Science Monitor

Highly-respected publication is the first nationally-distributed U.S. newspaper published only in online form.
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Chronicle Of Higher Education

Pre-eminent "current awareness" publication for coverage of higher education.
Leyburn Library also maintains a subscription to the weekly printed issues of the Chronicle.
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Country Lists Of Online Newspapers And Other Mass Media Sites

Links to hundreds of newspapers and other mass media sites.
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Economist.com

"Publishes all articles from The Economist print edition (including those printed only in British copies) plus a searchable archive of all The Economist’s articles back to June 1997."
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EuroNews

Most-watched pan-European news channel in Europe.
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Financial Times

U.S.-focused news site for this respected British news service.
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International Herald Tribune

International news coverage, published simultaneously at 16 different locations around the world.
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Latin America And The Caribbean -- News Sources

A collection of resources which provide significant coverage (mostly English-language) of news concerning Latin America and the Caribbean. Includes both W&L subscriptions and free Web sites.
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Lexington-Rockbridge News Sources

News from local sources.
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LinkTV

Global news coverage, with lots of streaming video.
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New York Times

Pre-eminent U.S. newspaper. Most articles are free, but some require payment; see this guide.
In addition, the NYT announced in March 2011 that a personal subscription is now required for monthly use above a certain level (20 articles per month).
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News Aggregators

These are organizations or sites which do no news reporting on their own. Instead, they gather news accounts from sources from around the world and present them in thematic collections.
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PBS Newshour

Video, audio, and transcripts of this nightly PBS news and commentary show, hosted by Jim Lehrer.
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Roanoke Times

Regional news.
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This Day In History

From the History Channel.com.
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Times Online

Site for the London Times and the Sunday Times. Not all articles are accessible without charge.
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Today's Front Pages

Created by the Freedom Forum's Newseum, this site provides access to the front pages of over 500 newspapers around the world, available online by 9:30 each morning.
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U.S. Political News Coverage And Analysis

This is a collection of online sources which provide expert and mostly non-partisan coverage and analysis of political news in the U.S. Most specialize in contemporary coverage, while a few are designed for retrospective coverage.
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USA Today

National newspaper site.
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VOA News

The Voice of America is a "multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors." Not likely to be critical of U.S. Government actions or policies.
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Wall Street Journal Online

Web site contains very little free content, although their College Journal is free.
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WashingtonPost.com

Viewing articles requires (free) registration.
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Weather Resources

A selection of sources for current local, regional, national, and international weather information.
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