I was surprised a few days ago with a new layout for Google News on one of the machines I use. I haven’t seen it reported anywhere yet. I came across it tonight while testing and grabbed a few screen captures in case it disappears.

The biggest change is that each story now has a bordered box around it and the stars introduced recently have been moved to the right-hand side of the story. Each story has a drop-down menu associated with it, but the only option in there is “Email”. This drop-down has the class “share-icons” - possibly a new location for a “share in reader/buzz” option.

Looking through the DOM, it appears that this is called the new “blended” story style.

Here’s a couple of screenshots:

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