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I use http://news.google.com/.

I would occasionally like to exclude topics from appearing in the "Top Stories" section. Some example topics are "Lindsay Lohan", "Justen Bieber", "World Series", "Superbowl", "Oscar Pistorius".

I know that I can receive Less news from certain news sources such as mtv.com, but can I receive less news about a particular topic?

Under "News for you - Edit personalization", I've set "Entertainment" and "Sports" to never, yet entertainment and sports stories still creep through.

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I got tired of waiting for this feature to come to google so I wrote a Chrome Extension that does it for me. Try it out and see if it fixes it for you.


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I recently found a very nice way to customize my news the way I want them to be. Yahoo Pipes

The pipe output can be added to Google Reader to filter the results that you want. Here is where I started - MacWorld - Master your RSS feeds with Pipes

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It seems Google does not allow the customization of the "Top Stories" feed in any way. Sure you can add your own sections with filters, terms etc, but not Top Stories i don't think.

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I have created a Chrome extension just for that:

Exclude Topics from Google News

Enter your list of keyword in options page like this:




If a block contains that keyword it does not appear. The number of masked blocks shown on the page.

The extension is case insensitive.

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Two ways to remove some particular topics from search result at Google News: http://news.google.com 1. Shortcut: Write in search box like "hollywood -lindsay -lohan" 2. Advance Search page (http://news.google.com/news/advanced_news_search): Write the topic in section: Find results-->without the words

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I don't believe the question is related to a search result. Rather how do you prevent a topic or topics from appearing in the news page. – grantc Oct 1 '10 at 8:08

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