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Just a note about what you can and cannot do when posting a news story.

You cannot copy a story off another website, even if you include a link to that site, unless that site has given explicit written permission to do so. Copying a story is a copyright infringement and can result in nasty things like lawsuits. This has happened to other sites. Reuters and the AP are especially notorious for doing this, as anyone who runs one of their stories must pay for the story's use.

You can summarize a story, or quote one or two sentences. The best way to go is a quick summary or a "headline" type sentence, then a link for the full story. If you need an example, go view the news section on Google or Yahoo. (Also note, Yahoo pays to include AP and Reuters news stories on their site.)
 
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