Most news sites these days truncate their feeds but then there are these intelligent folks at CNN which not only omit everything of use, but are actively hostile against RSS users.

All of their feeds contain a single sentence and 10+ copies of the SAME image, in different resolutions. They force you to download a useless image multiple times.

This is definitely intentional. They are trying to bloat up your feed aggregator.

@IceWreck what did you expect from news sites nowadays lol...

Not much. Lol.
Vox and The Atlantic are the only good ones that still provide full, ad free feeds.

For others, FreshRSS has an option to scrape content from the websites. Not ideal for sites with huge content, but it works.

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