I took a look at your site and I don't see anything that really stands out that would not follow the guidlines. I do see a lot of national coverage that is covered by the bigger sites and could be considered rewritten articles. I would suggest getting your own exclusive content and highlighting it. then take the international stuff and make it less prominent on the page. You really should be focusing on stuff you can cover originally. Thinks smaller not bigger. Lots of local articles that are researched and reported by you will add to your credibility and exposure.