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Will Americans like Blendle, the iTunes for news?

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Will you pay a few cents for news articles to escape ads and bypass subscription requirements?

The news service Blendle launches Wednesday in the U.S. with 20 news outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek. You pay 9 cents to 49 cents to read a story (with a refund if you don't like it).

Blendle promises to help you cut through the sludge of online content and get higher-quality stories from human editors and software formulas.

For news outlets, it means a new source of revenue and a potentially younger audience.

But it could be a hard sell for Americans used to free stories online.

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