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If you're taking others' content and rewording it, then publishing it as your own, it may not be a violation of copyright-- but it is plagiarism.
Publications of the U.S. government are stipulated to be public. However, some restrictions may apply. For instance, from the NOAA website:
The National Weather Service encourages all dissemination sources to provide attribution for NWS forecasts and warnings. The only companies REQUIRED to provide this attribution are ones that connect DIRECTLY to the NWS Family of Services and pay a fee for this service. No one can claim copyright on government material if that material is delivered/broadcast/disseminated just as it was transmitted from the government. If a company adds value (graphics etc.) or creates a unique display, then the resultant product may in some cases be copyrightable. This must be determined on a case-by-case basis through application of U.S. copyright law.
I'd say the issue comes down to how much of a rewrite you're doing. The rule of thumb I've heard in the past is that descriptions of a news event are copyrighted while the event itself cannot be.
I did a little searching and found some discussion. Hope it helps. :)
That way my visitors can read a more complete article if they wish. Thus the use is similar to the snippets displayed in search engine listings, or Google News. This is the kind of linking that the Web was founded on, and is unlikely to be challenged (although a few sites do not approve of deep linking, I've done it widely for years with never a complaint).
Personally I don't see the point of writing standalone articles based on other news feeds, if that's your intention. Such articles are almost by definition going to be inferior to and less authoritative than the original sources.