I know that a lot of people have expressed that they really like news to be a go-to check item when they get to the site.
We designed the news galleries to mimic the video / photo galleries, where Top Rated of the day is a pretty good way to get a classic news experience.
If you check top rated of the day / week those two views will always have the best stuff that is going on.
If you're a total junkie then help be one of the people who checks the 'latest' stuff and votes it up if worthy.
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