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    Looking for a news app

    Looking for a good national news app.
    Sports being at the bottom of the list of must haves.
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    Npr. Cnn.

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    Good luck finding anything that isn't political opinion disguised as news.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meiser View Post
    Good luck finding anything that isn't political opinion disguised as news.
    Hear! Hear!
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    If by "app" you means something that lives on a cell phone I can't help you but if you're using a computer, check out BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world/us_and_canada. Reliable and unbiased, IMO.

    If you're using Firefox as a browser, you can add a constantly-updated bookmark that shows links to current BBC headlines. That's what I've used for years. Here's how: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/811891 You can probably do something similar with other browsers. There's also a Firefox add-on that I have not used.

    You can probably go to BBC with the browser on a cell phone but compared to a desktop monitor, that seems like doing it the hard way.

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    I use BBC news often along with CNN. The Hill (mostly about DC), The Intercept. All may or may not have a bias depending on your viewpoint. I also sometimes look at Breitbart because sometimes you just have to pick at a scab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meiser View Post
    Good luck finding anything that isn't political opinion disguised as news.
    I heard an interesting story just today about how, when the hourly news was just being implemented on radio, by FCC requirement, the unbiased, unvarnished news just couldn't hold anyone's interest. They found if you embellish, sensationalize and add opinion pieces, more listenership. I feel it gave me an acute insight into human awareness characteristics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Lehnert View Post
    Looking for a good national news app.
    For what computing platform/device?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    For what computing platform/device?
    Android Smartphone.
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    NPR One is my go to news app. I could name a few “news’ stations that have an agenda, but I think npr is about as neutral as it gets.

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    BBC News is also largely unbiased. Unfortunately, they have a bad habit of interrupting interviewees, showing poor courtesy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Lehnert View Post
    Looking for a good national news app.
    Sports being at the bottom of the list of must haves.
    Stay away from USA Today if sports is at the bottom of your list. They used to include around 5-6 stories each of headlines, business, entertainment, and sports. Lately, the headline page has become 100% sports. The major story would be that a soccer game had to be canceled because of hurricane Irma. That was the closest that they would come to even mentioning anything related to actual news.

    I am also looking for a better news app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Peterson View Post
    Stay away from USA Today if sports is at the bottom of your list. They used to include around 5-6 stories each of headlines, business, entertainment, and sports. Lately, the headline page has become 100% sports. The major story would be that a soccer game had to be canceled because of hurricane Irma. That was the closest that they would come to even mentioning anything related to actual news.

    I am also looking for a better news app.
    I also noticed that. I thought I had it setup wrong or something.
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    I strongly disagree that NPR is unbiased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mann View Post
    I strongly disagree that NPR is unbiased.
    Really ? To me it seems, whenever they report on a political or controversial subject, they tend to draw interviewees and advocates equally from all sides. What examples to the contrary can you cite ?

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