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German school rampage thwarted

In Koeln, Germany, two high-school students were apparently planning to kill many at their school before turning weapons on themselves, both CNN and MSNBC (via the Associated Press) reported. CNN reported the story much more conservatively, attributing nearly everything to German outlets or investigators, whereas the MSNBC/AP story was more detailed, graphic and liberal in its presentation of the so-called "facts." CNN is likely more conservatively reported because its writer pulled together information from other outlets and liaisons in Germany, rather than using its own resources and clout to get exact information straight from the horse's -- or official's -- mouth, like the AP is recognized for doing.