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How about http://newsmap.jp? It primarily gets its data from Google news. But then it gets news pretty much in a minimal way. If you want to read the whole article, I'd recommend google Reader to subscribe to feeds and then use a minimalist extension on your browser over it.
Have you looked at Feedly? It is linked to Google Reader feeds and includes your personal twitter feed as well. You can also customize layouts, from lists to galery views, look for suggestions, save articles for later and get recommendations. I don't think it is available for IE but you can find it for Chrome, Firefox, iPhone and now Android.
You can follow the Signpost by watching the page Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Issue. It's updated whenever a new issue of the Signpost is published. And that also means you can use the Atom feed for the history of that page: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/Issue&feed=atom&action=history (Alternatively use feed=...
You may try Cruxbot It provides a tool that summarize web article. That way you can summarize any news articles.
Try FB Purity... it lets you block all sorts of things. I don't know if it blocks exactly what you're asking for, but it supports regexes, so perhaps you can come up with one to block what you need.
If you are interested in feed aggregation which learns your preferences, NewsBlur does training; on individual entries within, you can select Train This Story. When enough training is done, entries of a similar nature will be marked differently from other entries, helping you go to those interesting topics first.
Googling came up with this... http://www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/nonsequitur/rss
Yes. You can try this app for Google Chrome: PurpleGene Feed Reader Hit the "Enter" key when page loads to see a newspaper-like UI
I don't know plug-in or extension that does it for you, but you can always use Google News and instead of filtering out, you can choose what's you're interested in by choosing custom sections from the Google News Directory.
Google Alert is a good tool, but I don't think it's what he is looking for. He wants to follow the progress of stories. Then try http://www.newsnow.co.uk The news gets categorized and they create separate categories. It's the tool that many journalists use to follow a breaking story. Check out hot topics.
NewsCo.me website has summaries. It seems they have an Android app too.
I also would like something similar to that. With all the RSS news feeds I have in tech and non-tech categories, I want to just get the gist, the main points of each news article and not an in-depth reading of multiple storytelling pages on the topic. For now I use my.yahoo.com as my main portal and have separate tabs for different categories of news. As ...
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