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What would you consider the benchmarks of breaking news coverage? Wall-to-wall coverage with breathless anchors repeating the same sparse details over and over again, speculating on what they could mean, what could be happening and who might be involved? American television journalists got schooled last week, when a gunman opened fire at the Canadian Parliament. Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.

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Governor Jay Nixon is going on a trade mission to Canada next week to bolster trade relationships.

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A gold mining project in Romania has sparked the biggest street protests since the 1989 revolution.