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[mass noun] Newly received information about an event that is currently occurring or developing.‘some breaking news now of a rescue situation in California’‘the announcement will likely be the lead story for the broadcast, barring other major breaking news’
- ‘The format will be rolling news all day, with bulletins every 20 minutes and a strong focus on breaking news - any show will be interrupted for a breaking story.’
- ‘A third of journalists say they use blogs as a way of uncovering breaking news or scandals.’
- ‘"We have breaking news coming in from Chicago..."’
- ‘The online news sites are useful for a quick check of breaking news, but I am looking for something more.’
- ‘It's not exactly breaking news that our world is becoming increasingly wireless.’
- ‘They've been arrested in Maryland, according to breaking news on CNN.’
- ‘While he celebrated the blogger's ability to uncover breaking news, he noted that a blog's inherent bias might be detrimental to the reader.’
- ‘What they have always done well is cover breaking news and fast moving events.’
- ‘This site is the best place for breaking news on technology and the Internet.’
- ‘I'm not sure I remember seeing coverage of breaking news that was odder or more obscure.’
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