Primary Sources

  • AP News - View the latest news and breaking news today for U.S., world, weather, entertainment, politics, and health.
  • C-SPAN -  Live gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate without editing, commentary or analysis and with a balanced presentation of points of view
  • EurekAlert! Science News  Trending science news from around the world
  • Inside NOVA - Northern Virginia's leading news, sports, traffic and weather website.

  • MSNBC - Breaking news and in-depth analysis of the headlines, as well as commentary and information perspectives.

  • Newseum: Today's Front Pages - More than 800 electronic files of newspaper front pages from around the world, collected daily by the Newseum.
  • NPR - National Public Radio news, interviews, and podcasts

  • USA Today - Current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, and videos.
  • Washington Times - National Digital Edition of breaking news and commentary on the issues that affect the future of our nation (see a member of library staff for username/password).
  • World Newspapers - Search powered by World Book to view local newspapers and those from around the world. (Username and password required.)

Secondary Sources

  • BHS Beat - The student news site of Battlefield High School
  • Infoplease - A free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users, providing a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and more.
  • Tween Tribune - Features topics about animals, fashion, entertainment, school, science, technology, national and world news written by kids and professional journalists.

check your facts

    The following sites are part of the International Fact-Checking Network.

  • AP Fact Check - The Associated Press checks the facts in the most prominent stories of the day.
  • Check Your Fact - This non-partisan group tries to fact check stories that might have been missed by larger agencies.
  • - Fact-check debates, political statements, advertisements, and interviews to reduce confusion and misinformation.
  • PolitiFact - A fact-checking website, partnered with media, that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American Politics.  Includes the "Truth-O-Meter."

  • Washington Post Fact Checker - Check the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance - national, international, and local